Training for Precision Agriculture Technicians (TPAT)

The TPAT project creates career pathways through coursework and training of a grassroots technology, Precision Agriculture, demanding to be developed in the agricultural state of North Dakota. This proposal has as its major purpose to deliver training and assistance to TAA-impacted workers, unemployed Veterans, unemployed and underemployed persons seeking to increase their skills for new and higher-paying jobs in the state of North Dakota. Lead and fiscal agent, Lake Region State College will provide online learning and personalized instruction implementing a modular curriculum for skill development in basic computers, human relations in the workplace, agriculture production, and electronics allowing multiple entry and exit points for participants. Through competency based skill assessments, use of cognitive tutors, and developmental educational services, students will accelerate progress for certifications and degrees. The ACT WorkKeys/Key Train certification will provide assessments and confirm industry level competencies for all impacted students, ensuring statewide and national job skills needed to be competitive.

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