The competitive job market in the Oil Patch has contributed to high staff turnover at Williston State College, with more than one-third of its faculty and staff hired in the past two years.
To help address the challenges of having less experienced employees, the college has partnered with Bismarck State College to create a mentoring program.
Several Williston State College administrative employees met this week with their counterparts in Bismarck to ask questions and learn best practices.
“The goal has basically been for us to collaborate,” said Marnie Piehl, a spokeswoman for Bismarck State College. “One of the ways that we can help is to share information and best practices with this team that is smart and good, but not as seasoned as we are.”