Sophomores Lexi Christiensen and Samantha Nieves, both 15, are in oil class together at Williston High School.
Naturally, they came to the oil and gas industry’s career fair together as well.
They are two of three girls in the class, which Christiensen said has been an eye-opener for her.
There are many opportunities in the oil and gas industry that do not require a four-year degree.
“I just moved here, and I like it,” she said. “(The oilfield) is super big, and I did not know how many jobs there are.”
Bismarck State College offers many educational options that can lead to high-paying careers in two years or less. Many of these programs are available online or on campus.
Learn more at www.bismarckstate.edu/energy.