Bakken Area Skills Center one step closer to a reality
By Neal A. Shipman
The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 is one step closer to bringing the Bakken Area Skills Center to reality after receiving a $6,666,666 grant from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education.
The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 is just one of three school districts in North Dakota to receive the funding. In addition to the McKenzie County School District No. 1, Minot and Dickinson also received funding at the same level.
“It’s the matching piece that was needed to bring the project to reality,” stated Steve Holen, district superintendent. “But it is still not the $10 million that we had applied for.”