T4 & Energy Education
PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
Bringing Energy to the Classroom.
The ND Energy Education program offers free education tools and resources to both students and teachers to learn more about North Dakota’s oil and natural gas industry and explore energy in STEM. Through in-classroom visits, college or career fairs, and the Tools, Trades, Torque and Tech (T4) Program, we deliver hands-on activities and lessons that provide an insight into the skills and education used in the oil and natural gas industry and help raise awareness about the career and job opportunities available.
As the energy industry continues to grow, so does the need for a well-trained, educated and experienced workforce. T4 and ND Energy Education work to introduce and expose students and teachers to workforce skills, needs, training and networking opportunities with industry leaders and technicians.
T4: Tools Trades Torque Tech
Tomorrow’s Innovative Workforce is in Our Schools Today!
T4 introduces students to workforce skills, needs, training and networking opportunities with industry leaders and technicians.
How do expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? T4 Tools Trades Torque Tech is the premier way for tomorrow’s workforce to get an up-close look at the inner workings of industry.
Students who attend T4 will participate in sessions and see demonstrations from leaders in the following career industries:
- Agriculture (Precision Agriculture)
- Aviation/Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- Cyber Security
- Trades: HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical Systems, Building Construction, Welding
- Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology
- Energy Careers including:
- Electrical Power, Electrical Transmission Systems, Energy Services & Renewable Technician, Instrumentation & Control, Line Workers, Mechanical Maintenance, Nuclear Power, Petroleum Production, Power Generation, Process Technology, Water & Wastewater, Gree Energy Innovation and Research, Lignite Technology
All sessions and demonstrations will be presented and facilitated by industry professionals and educators.
WATFORD CITY, ND | APRIL 20 & 21
Our Programs and Initiatives
The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation operates several programs, events and initiatives aimed at providing and supporting education and outreach opportunities related to the oil and gas industry; developing and advancing quality of life initiatives; and, promoting and enhancing the conservation heritage of North Dakota.
BAKKEN ROCKS COOKFEST
Held in two communities each summer, this free festival offers food, music, games and activities for kids, and the opportunity to meet and learn from oil and gas companies and their employees operating in our state.
PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE
Planting for the Future is a habitat and conservation program that provides trees and shrubs for large-scale planting projects to private landowners, city and county parks, and others interested in building habitat for the future.
TEACHER EDUCATION SEMINAR
This seminar offers educators the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while learning about the oil industry, touring a rig and other oilfield facilities, ideas to take back to the classroom.
NORTH DAKOTA ENERGY EDUCATION
The ND Energy Education program offers free educational tools, resources and seminars to both students and teachers to help them learn more about North Dakota's oil and natural gas industry and explore energy in STEM.
AL GOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP
Named after North Dakota oil pioneer, the Al Golden Scholarship awards a $2,000 scholarship each year to up to nine students pursuing post-secondary education or training in an energy-related field.
PICK UP THE PATCH
This award-winning program brings oil and natural gas companies and their employees together with members of the community to keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events and Adopt-a-Highway programs.
BAKKEN CLASSIC club
The Bakken Classic Club is dedicated to enhancing habitat and access to the outdoors throughout North Dakota. Members participate in the annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby to raise money for conservation projects and partner organizations.
CHARITY & INITIATIVES
The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation continues to support and partner with charitable and civic organizations through sponsorship, in-kind assistance and contributions, volunteerism, and resource drives, and more.
Our Sponsors and Supporters
2023 PREMIER PARTNERS
Our events and efforts aren't possible without the support of our members. Thanks to all our Premier Partners for their sponsorship! Learn more about becoming a Premier Partner here.