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FUELING OUR FUTURE

OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE //

NDSCS Career Innovation Center The Career Innovation Center (CIC), located in Fargo, will provide a collaborative education and training solution to meet our region’s workforce needs. Within the CIC, NDSCS will implement training and academic programming alongside our area school districts to provide career awareness events for elementary students, career identification and preparation activities for middle and high school students and training spaces for NDSCS students and trainees. Academic programming and training options will be related to: construction, information technology, health science, manufacturing and engineering, business, arts and communication, transportation, and agriculture.

Moorhead High School Career Academy Moorhead Area Public Schools is innovating its approach to education and will be changing the landscape for future generations of students. The career academy and upcoming new high school will provide more relevant and personalized student programming by implementing small learning communities and career pathways across both campuses. Each student will discover their passions, explore their options, work toward industry certifications and gain real world skills. This will help our students thrive in whatever post-graduation path they choose.

Key Features • An integrated live job board Ignite FMWF is our region’s newest workforce initiative designed to drive continued success for our business community. Through the combination of a regional relationship development strategy and a robust technology platform, Ignite FMWF is a community-based approach to developing an exceptional workforce and talent infrastructure. With this fully integrated workforce system of awareness, exploration, training and development, our businesses will be able to meaningfully engage with their current and future talent pipelines. 6  THE BRIDGE

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Be an early Ignite FMWF Adopter Ignite FMWF will provide your business with additional opportunities to directly connect with your immediate and future talent pipelines. At no cost to your business, you’ll be able to: • Post jobs and internships • Increase your organization’s visibility • Directly connect with students through skill-based volunteerism • Directly connect to the workforce in our greater FMWF region • Access high-quality video training

• More than 1,200 video career cards • Skill-based volunteerism opportunities for businesses and employees • Resume-building tools • A library of training and education opportunities for students and job-seekers • A mobile application There is no cost for your business to join this platform.