Governor Jack Dalrymple celebrated the ground breaking for a Bisek Hall expansion project yesterday. The project will open doors for North Dakota State College of Science to grow and enhance its Diesel Technology program.
“By expanding Bisek Hall and incorporating state-of-the-art equipment, NDSCS will be able to enhance its curriculum offerings and produce more knowledgeable and skilled technicians,” Dalrymple said. “The expansion also will build on one of the nation’s leading diesel tech programs and help us meet our current and emerging workforce needs.”
The Legislature appropriated $10.3 million last year for the expansion project. Plans are to construct a 65,000-square-foot addition that will support 80 additional students in the Diesel Technology Program. The expansion project will enhance the building’s safety conditions and will include interactive communications equipment for enhanced learning and high-tech automotive monitoring and diagnostic systems. The expansion project is expected to be completed in June 2013.
During the ground breaking ceremony, Dalrymple also acknowledged a group of NDSCS students who took top honors in a national competition for ag machinery technicians. NDSCS teams placed first, fifth and 10th place out of 23 teams from around the country during the national competition last month in Des Moines, Iowa.
Source: Office of Governor Dalyrmple