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North Dakota Unemployment Job Training

SkillBuildND helps Job Service reach out to unemployed, underemployed, or dislocated workers and connect them to training for specific in-demand occupations. Both veterans and Native Americans receive priority for the program. Whether training is provided by private training vendors or public entities, SkillBuildND can assist with the cost for tuition, books and fees.

SkillBuildND is a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to help prepare eligible participants for jobs in North Dakota’s growing oil industry and building trades areas in which activity is expected to continue for years to come.

For more information or to apply, contact the closest local Job Service North Dakota office.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program that provides training assistance to dislocated workers, welfare recipients and low income persons. See below for specific training opportunities and eligible training provider information.

1. North Dakota Adults and Dislocated Workers

Through the Workforce Investment Act, Job Service North Dakota provides an array of services to help individuals meet their employment goals. A variety of job search assistance services are available to all individuals. Expanded services are available to qualifying individuals, and may include: in-state job search assistance; in-state relocation assistance; identification of skills, and assistance in upgrading skills.

2. On-the-Job Training

The Workforce Investment Act On-the-Job Training (OJT) is training conducted in a work environment designed to enable individuals to learn a bona fide skill and/or qualify for a particular occupation through demonstration and practice.

3. Classroom training

Classroom training is provided for both occupational skill development and basic or remedial skills.

4. Youth Employment and Training

The Workforce Investment Act Youth Employment and Training Program provides youth with a broad range of year-round coordinated services. These services include academic and occupational learning assistance, leadership development, preparation for further education, additional training, and eventual employment.

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