Per federal WIOA requirements, the Regional Adult Education Request for Proposals (RFP) deadline was February 1, 2017. Following a precursory review by DPI Procurement for initial screening, a panel representing the Governor’s Workforce Development Council, as the WIB required by the recently reauthorized Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA), was selected to review the RFP’s. A panel review was held on February 22, 2017 and scores were finalized, tallied and verified with DPI Procurement.
Regional RFP’s were awarded as follows:
REGION 1: Williston State College (Williston)
REGION 2: Minot Public Schools (Minot)
REGION 3: Lake Region State College (Devils Lake; satellite program in Belcourt)
REGION 4: Grand Forks Public Schools (Grand Forks)
REGION 5: Fargo Public Schools (Fargo; satellite program in Wahpeton)
REGION 6: Sheyenne Valley Career & Technology Center (Valley City; satellite program in Jamestown)
REGION 7: Bismarck Public Schools (Bismarck)
REGION 8: Dickinson Public Schools (Dickinson)
The required RFP for Integrated English Literacy/Civics Education (IELCE) was awarded to Fargo Public Schools (Fargo Adult Learning Center).
The required RFP for Corrections Education was awarded to the North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation.
The Adult Learning Center and satellite sites are open to serve the public who need basic education and secondary education services. Contact each center for specific office hours, registration protocol, services, classes and GED testing schedules as this varies with each Center.
Once you have contacted a Adult Learning Center program, they will invite you to meet with staff for orientation, where you will learn more about the program and will take an assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses, and create a class schedule to best meet your goals. Sharing future aspirations will be important for the staff to best help you. Once you are enrolled, you can stay in the program as long as you need to. Occasionally you may be asked to take another assessment test to measure your progress.