Diesel tech demand drives major N.D. State College expansion

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More than 700 people packed into North Dakota State College of Science’s Bisek Hall in Wahpeton, N.D., on Sept. 20 to celebrate a much-needed expansion to the college’s diesel technology training program.

In his welcome remarks, NDSCS President John Richman noted that the $10.3 million expansion has allowed the college to increase enrollment in the diesel tech program, adding that while the upgraded and expanded facility doesn’t alone determine the quality of education provided through the program, it is a “major factor” in its success.

“Ultimately, this celebration is about the expanded capacity NDSCS will have to educate and train future diesel technicians for the state of North Dakota and the upper Midwest,” he said. “This high-tech facility will also allow the college to further utilize technology to enhance our students’ hands-on learning experience on the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

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