Fort Berthold Encourages Entrepreneurs

Aug 15th, 1996 | By | Category: 8-2: Cultural Property Rights, Tribal College News
Students at Fort Berthold Community College can now earn associate degrees in entrepreneurship. The 18 month degree program includes courses on marketing research, writing a business plan, financing, internships, as well as general education classes.With funding from the Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Foundation, the program will be able to grant partial scholarships and provide paid internships for students. “The foundation realizes the importance of developing the business community of the reservations through education,” says Robert Lattergrass, the instructor for the Management/ Entrepreneurship Program. The program is important for developing the reservation’s economy, according to Roger Bird Bear, chairman of the advisory board.

For the management program, the college hopes to attract tribal, Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and casino supervisory personnel as well as high school graduates interested in either general management or casino management.

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