With the tremendous job growth and economic boom on the Northern Plains, tribal colleges in Montana and North Dakota are initiating new innovative programs to address the region’s workforce necessities.
Although demographics are shifting, American Indians continue to suffer from a grossly disproportionate unemployment rate. By partnering with business and government, tribal colleges can alter such trends through workforce development.
Through its teacher education program, TMCC is meeting the Anishinaabe of North Dakota’s educational needs, strengthening tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and positively affecting people’s lives.
When partnering with non-profits, TCUs face challenges that require innovative thinking and program design.