The purpose of SkillsND is to provide job skills training to under/unemployed and New Americans for full-time jobs in nursing assistant or skilled trades-construction and manufacturing. Located at NDSCS-Fargo, SkillsND serves low income, working adults needing a shorter-term program that can lead to immediate improvement in quality of life. Job skills training emphasizes language and vocabulary of the workplace combined with communication, job search training, and workforce expectations. Participants in the program earn higher wages and have increased math and English scores. Funded through the generous support of local, state and regional public and private agencies, SkillsND has operated since 2002 and trained over a 1,000 people. SkillsND helps contribute to a strong workforce. For more information, please visit