North Dakota creates scholarship, student loan repayment grant to help fill workforce gap

 Jul 29 2019
North Dakota has a growing economy and a low unemployment rate, and employers are struggling to hire and retain qualified workers with technical skills that require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree.

The struggle got the attention of state lawmakers, who passed a bill, House Bill 1171, this past legislative session that created a skilled workforce scholarship and student loan repayment program aimed at attracting people to these high-demand fields.

The Legislature appropriated $6 million, half for the scholarship and half for the student loan repayment program, which requires matching funds from local employers and others.

Read more at https://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/nd-creates-scholarship-student-loan-repayment-grant-to-help-fill/article_fe322ca3-c61e-51b0-8437-6dc6559b5bd0.html.

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