Skills Initiative, Wall Street Journal, Job Fair and more
Skills Initiative Launches
An initiative of the McKenzie County Job Development Authority, the McKenzie County Skills Initiative brings together the University of Mary, Williston State College, TrainND Northwest and the North Dakota Small Business Development Center at the Rough Rider Center to provide more workforce development and training opportunities for community members.
WSJ reporter Erin Ailworth spent the better part of a week in the Bakken, including a day in Watford City for a story assignment. In addition to touring the city, seeing the oil industry first hand, she got a chance to meet many Bakken workers that were attending the free lunch at Home of Economy's Gator Party.
On June 14, fifty employers met with eager job seekers at the first ever Watford City Job Service North Dakota Job Fair at the Rough Rider Center. Oilfield, hospitality, finance, and government jobs were all being showcased. The fair was declared a success.
The Economy at a Glance has been updated for June. Click the image to view this monthly report.
Showcasing western hospitality
Folks from throughout the region got to experience McKenzie County hospitality over the past month. Some of those visitors include the 2017 ND County Auditors & Treasurers Association Convention; North Dakota Cattlewomen State Convention and the North Dakota Stockman's Association District Spring Roundup. The Rough Rider Center and our many hotel and restaurant options are continuing to help us welcome folks from near and far!
Check out the upcoming events listed on our community calendar like the McKenzie County Fair on July 5-7.