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Bismarck State College redirects to polytechnic school

October 3, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck State College says it’s changing its mission to better reflect the workforce needs in North Dakota.

The State Board of Higher Education has approved the college’s plan to become a four-year polytechnic institution, or one that specializes in the technology, engineering and science fields.

The Bismarck Tribune says college officials will set up a task force of students, faculty and staff members to talk about whether the school should rebrand itself. College president Larry Skogen says that would likely mean a name change.

Skogen says he expects the polytechnic program offerings to slowly grow in the future. He says college officials will continue to meet with industry leaders to determine workforce needs.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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