Williston, N.D., (March 15, 2022) - Williston Basin School District #7 (WBSD7) was one of thirteen school districts who were awarded funding from the North Dakota Career and Technical Education (CTE) Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $10,000,000 to help fund the Williston Basin Career and Technical Education Center. In order to be eligible for these grant dollars, the project required a dollar-for-dollar local match, which WBSD7 was able to do thanks to generous community partners.
“This is the first of many good things I see our newly unified district bringing to the community” said Interim Superintendent Lori Olson after receiving the news.
The new CTE Center will be an expansion on the current CTE building at Williston High School which will be able to increase its offerings of programs not only to students in Williston, but to those in surrounding areas. Audrey Larson, Vice Principal at Williston High School, said that she is “excited to transform Western North Dakota education.”
The project will take approximately 3 years to come to fruition and will help offset some of the crowding issues currently experienced at Williston High School by increasing the teaching space available for other CTE programs that are currently housed in the main building of the high school. Jason Germundson, Williston High School Principal, said “this truly is a wonderful opportunity to put Williston on the map when it comes to innovative and practical education that will serve students well into their futures.”
To see a list of all awards, please visit https://www.cte.nd.gov/news/state-board-career-and-technical-education-awards-funding-career-technical-education-centers.
To see more information on the Williston Basin CTE Center, visit our website https://www.willistonschools.org/page/cte-center.