The One Basin One Way program has had near instant popularity with the Bakken oilfield. It's also getting a bit of national recognition as well.
Williston State College, under which TrainND operates, is one of 30 community colleges that has been chosen as a finalist for the highly coveted Bellwether award, in the area of workforce.
The Bellwether Consortium, a think tank composed of previous Bellwether winners, annually recognizes a handful of community colleges for best practices and provides nationwide publication on a range of community college efforts to respond to modern trends.
Among considerations for the award is a program that is reproducible at other locations, according to Kenley Nebeker, Director for Technical Programs and Training at TrainND Northwest.