BSC to Offer Free Oilfield Training
Friday, March 3, 2023

With funding from a federal grant, Bismarck State College plans to offer a free two-week training session later this month that would provide students a foundation to start a career in the oil and gas industry.

This basic training will allow attendees to gain the technical expertise required to become a laborer, floor hand or roustabout. It would offers students the opportunity to gain entry-level employment in an oil and gas career that could lead to future career options within the ranks of service and energy companies.

The two-week certificate (80 hours) will be a combination of classroom, hands-on and simulated instruction at BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence and Mechanical Maintenance facilities. Instruction will cover more than a dozen training modules that include:

• Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry
• Safety and Health First Aid
• Hand and Power Tool Identification
• Measurements and Equipment
• Parts Identification
• Preventive Maintenance and Lubrication
• Piping, Tubing and Hose Connections
• Basic Mechanics
• Fall Protection Principles
• Basic Rigging, Equipment

There are abundant job opportunities in the oil and gas sector.  ND Job Service indicates that roustabout is one of the fastest growing careers in North Dakota with an increase of almost 1,000 jobs expected by 2030. Paired with labor force exit openings and occupational transfer openings, it adds up to more than 4,600 open jobs in North Dakota.

The training will be offered March 20-31. Click here for additional information, or contact BSC at 701-224-5651. 

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