Workforce Training

Workforce Training

There is better training for our workforce in Sioux Falls. A multitude of options are available to meet businesses´ needs at both the high school and postsecondary levels including city programs, state grants, technical training, and a new $50 million scholarship program for technical school students.


  • Sioux Falls programs
  •  • ShadowED, a high school job shadowing program
  •  • Sponsorships/mentorships in Career & Technical Education Academy
  • South Dakota Governor´s Office of Economic Development Workforce Development Program
  •  • Provides grants for technical training for both new and existing employees.
  •  • Companies must meet specific criteria in order to participate in the program.
  •  • Grants cover up to 50% of eligible training expenses.
  • Build Dakota
  •  • New scholarship program created through a $50 million investment: $25M from T. Denny Sanford plus $25M from the South Dakota Future Fund.
  •  • Awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs at technical institutes.
  •  • Recipients of the scholarship will commit to living and working in South Dakota, in the field of their study, for 3 years following graduation.
  •  • Projected that the program will award 300 scholarships/year for the first 5 years.
  •  • Two technical institutes in the region are participating in this program: Mitchell Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute.
  • Area technical institutes offer various 2-year programs that provide skills for success in technical careers.

  • Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls
  •  • Advanced Technologies
  •  • Business & Communications
  •  • Engineering Technology
  •  • Health Technology
  •  • Horticulture Technology
  •  • Human Services Technology
  •  • Industrial Technology
  •  • Transportation Technology
  • Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD (1 hour west of Sioux Falls)
  •   • Agriculture & Transportation Technologies
  •   • Business & Service Industries
  •   • Construction & Manufacturing Technologies
  •   • Engineering Technologies
  •   • Energy Production & Transmission
  •   • Health Sciences

Workforce Training: The Sioux Falls Advantage

There is better training for our workforce in Sioux Falls. A multitude of options are available to meet businesses' needs at the postsecondary level including city programs, state grants, technical training, and a new $50 million scholarship program for technical school students.

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