ND Petroleum Foundation
TOOLS, TRADES, TORQUE, TECH

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.

Bringing Energy to the Classroom

T4 introduces students to workforce skills, needs, training and networking opportunities with industry leaders and technicians! 

How do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about?  Opportunities for industry career exploration give young people broader exposure to the working world they will one day enter.  It helps them “connect the dots” between school and career in ways that keep them motivated to learn the skills they will need for the future.

GET INVOLVED: LEARN & TEACH BY DOING

We are always looking for new partners to help build T4, and your involvement can make a big difference!

  • Industry Leaders have the opportunity to share needs, provide guidance, give feedback and provide resources.
  • Teachers, schools and students can participate in a T4 summit and give students the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and learn more about several career industries.

CAREER EXPLORATION

WHY IT MATTERS

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Industry career exploration experiences and opportunities can improve academic performance.

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Industry career exploration opportunities improve the attitudes of young people and provide motivation about their industry career possibilities.

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Industry career exploration improves students’ knowledge of career options, encouraging them to develop and work toward goals during their critical years.

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With a better understanding of the working world, young people can more easily envision how they fit successfully into the world.

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Once students know what preparation is needed for specific industry careers, participants will become better able to set realistic goals for themselves and pursue them.

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Students participating in industry career exploration programs are more likely to enroll in career, technology, and academy courses based on future goals.

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Connecting students, and their parents, to industry career exploration at an earlier age is imperative to raising awareness of, and interest in industry career, internship, and apprenticeship options available today and in the future.

Calendar

Our Upcoming Summits & Activities

22-23

sept

Bowman Summit

Students in grades 10-12 will gather September 22nd and Grades 7-9 will gather September 23rd.   More Details

7-8

oct

Wahpeton Summit

Grades 11 and 12 will gather October 7th and Grades 9-10 will gather October 8th.   More Details

13-14

APRIL

Watford City Summit

Grades 9 through 12 will gather April 13, 2022, and Grades 6 through 8 will gather April 14, 2022.   More Details

T4 Sponsors

Get In Touch

Kent Ellis, Energy Education Director

Telephone: (701) 426-4891

Email: kent_ellis@bismarckschools.org

 

Marilyn Kipp, T4 Coordinator

Telephone: (701) 226-2273

Email: NDT4T-mkipp@midco.net