05 Nov Bowman Welcomes 1,000 Students for Immersive Learning Experience
Tools – Trades – Torque – Tech
Bowman County hosted approximately 1,000 students grades 7-12 September 22-23, 2021 for their first T4 event. Students came from South Heart, Harding County (SD), New England, Hettinger, Baker (MT), Lemmon (SD), Scranton, Bowman, Beach, Marmarth, and Belfield.
“T4 stands for Tools, Trade, Torque, and Tech with the sole purpose of introducing students to the industry leaders and technicians who are shaping today’s career field,” said Teran Doerr, Bowman County Development Corporation Executive Director.
With 24 sessions happening simultaneously T4 provided hands-on creative discovery on careers from electrician, surveyor, aviation, welding, agronomy, dental assisting, and more. Through the course of the day students partook in four sessions, plus an opening session in which guest speaker Teran Doerr addressed “What Do You Want to Be?”
“These are industries in need of workforce here in North Dakota and some of the high-value jobs that are available in western and eastern North Dakota,” said Kent Ellis, T4 Director.
This immersive experience set stage for students to be inspired and design their future by getting an up-close look at the inner workings of leading industries.
“As educators, we know that knowledge and exposure empower students to connect work in school to a future career, one in which they will be successful and fulfilled,” said Tyler Senn, Bowman County Public Schools High School Principal.
Organizers plan to host T4 again in 2023.
View a full list of session and learn more about Bowman’s T4 event online at t4ndsummit.org/bowman.
T4 was hosted in partnership with Bowman County Public School and Bowman County Development Corporation. Organizing sponsors included North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and Lignite Energy Council. A special thank you is given to those who supported Bowman’s T4 Event including Jacam Catalyst, Scranton Equity Exchange, Dickinson State University, Career Academy and Technical Center, Slope Electric Cooperative, Inc., Coyle Electric, Frontier Travel Center, Brosz Engineering, Inc., Dickinson Ready Mix, Bowman Lions, Bronson’s Marketplace & Liquor, Coca-Cola, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Dollars for Scholars, FFA, and Pepsi.