SkillBuildND is a new program aimed at identifying and funding training opportunities for unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers in North Dakota. Special emphasis is placed on providing training opportunities to Veterans and Native Americans.
SkillBuildND-funded training provides financial assistance for tuition, books, fees, and required training tools to help prepare eligible participants for jobs in North Dakota’s growing oil industry and building trades.
Take a look at the SkillBuildND brochure for participant eligibility requirements and a list of qualifying training programs.
Job Service North Dakota assures that veterans and eligible spouses of veterans receive access, on a priority of service basis, to the agency’s full range of employment and training services.
The Gold Card initiative, put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), is provided under veterans priority of service and is designed to help post-9/11-era veterans overcome barriers to employment. Visit the U.S. Department of Labor website for Gold Card Services information.
Priority of Service Eligibility
Priority of Service means that veterans and eligible spouses who meet all the eligibility requirements for a program or service will receive access to the program or service either earlier in time or instead of persons who are not eligible for priority of service.
Veterans and eligible spouses of veterans that are considered “covered persons” under Priority of Service requirements are:
A spouse of any of the following: