Building The Program

The Build Dakota Scholarship Fund was set up to assist in overcoming the workforce shortage South Dakota faces. While the original $50 million fund has made and will continue to make a significant impact by providing students with training in high-need technical areas, industry partners help to extend the benefit across the state even further.

Here’s How.

For Students
  • Businesses sponsor students, committing to pay a portion of their program expenses. Build Dakota picks up the other portion. The student gets a free degree and the employer gains a skilled scholar!
  • Students secure employment prior to graduation.
  • Students may gain valuable on-the-job training and part-time employment while in school.
For Businesses
  • Cost-effective method to give current employees advanced training.
  • Build a pipeline of new talent from South Dakota tech schools.
  • Free advertising on the Build Dakota website.

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TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

The technical institutes have programs and staff dedicated to assisting Build Dakota partners overcome their workforce issues. Please contact them for more information about how to become a partner!

Lake Area Technical Institute

Mitchell Technical Institute

Southeast Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Build Dakota would like to thank the following industry partners:

(To learn more about partnering businesses and potential employment opportunities, click any of the links below. )

Abra

Abra
Watertown, SD
(605)884-4583
Contact by Email

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AGC
Pierre, SD
Lindsay Willits
(605)224-8689
Contact by Email

Beck Body Shop

Airtech Heating & Cooling
Pierre, SD
Dan Peas
(605)884-5881

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Applied Engineering
Yankton, SD
Bridget Benson
(605)665-4425
Contact by Email

Beckaer Body Shop

Becker Body Shop
Yankton, SD
Charles Becker
(605)665-5925

Bethesda

Bethesda
Aberdeen, SD
Lynn Wanner
(605)225-7580
Contact by Email

BX Civil and Construction

BX-CC
Dell Rapids, SD
Alice Ann
(888)854-7157
Contact by Email

Civil Design Inc.

Civil Design Inc.
Brookings, SD
Carey Bretsch
(605)696-3200
Contact by Email

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Concrete Materials
Sioux Falls, SD
Jana Quam
(605)336-5760
Contact by Email

Crestone Builders

Crestone Builders
Watertown, SD
(605)878-3555

Dakota Contracting

Dakota Contracting
Sioux Falls, SD
Glen Jamtgaard
(605)336-0500

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Dakota Provisions
Huron, SD
Mark Heuston
(605)352-1519

Dakotaloand Manufacturing

Dakotaland Manufacturing
Watertown, SD
Larry Tupper
(605)882-3508
Contact by Email

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Daktronics
Brookings, SD
Leah Brink
(605)692-0200
Contact by Email

Dave's Service and Repair

Dave's Service and Repair
Lennox, SD
Dave Severson
(605)647-5252

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Divine Concrete Inc.
Bonesteel, SD
(800)584-7000
Contact by Email

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Glacial Lake Energry
Watertown, SD
Katie Mullin
(605)665-4425
Contact by Email

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Golden Living
Plano, TX
Amy Crosslin
Contact by Email

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Graphic Packaging
Mitchell, SD
Nate Van Berkum
(605)996-5000

Green Iron Equipment

Green Iron Equipment
Britton, SD
Chad Ferguson
(605)448-5918
Contact by Email

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Horton
Britton, SD
Denise Wieker
(605)448-3307
Contact by Email

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HRMC
Huron, SD
Paul Rann
(605)353-6315
Contact by Email

Larry's Heating & Cooling

Larry's Heating & Cooling
Yankton, SD
(605)665-9461

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MASABA
Vermillion, SD
(605)658-8907

Molded Fiber Glass

Molded Fiber Glass CO.
Aberdeen, SD
Mark Schaub
(605)725-9463
Contact by Email

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Muth Electric
Mitchell, SD
Amanda Graves
(605)996-7300

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Prairie Lakes
Watertown, SD
(605)882-7000
Contact by Email

R+D Welding and Repair

R+D Welding
Britton, SD
(605)448-5440

Renew Energry

Renew
Sioux Falls, SD
Sarah Kreyer
(605)275-9666
Contact by Email

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Rog's Auto
Wagner, SD
(605)384-3663

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Sanford
Sioux Falls, SD
Diana Vander Woude
(605)333-1000
Contact by Email

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Sanford
Webster, SD
Ericka Aldrich
(605)345-3336
Contact by Email

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Sheehan
Sioux Falls, SD
Noah Hodak
(605)336-2000
Contact by Email

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Titan Machinery
West Fargo, ND
Sarah Kenz
(701)356-0130
Contact by Email

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Trail King
Mitchell, SD
Shane Thorstenson
(600)843-3324
Contact by Email

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Valley Queen
Milbank, SD
Michelle Giesen
(605)432-4563
Contact by Email

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Valley Telecommunications
Herreid, SD
(605)437-2615

Vern Eide Acura

Vern Eide Acura
Sioux Falls, SD
Justin Lake
(888)854-7157
Contact by Email

Webster Scale

Webster Scale
Webster, SD
John Shoemaker
(605)345-3881
Contact by Email

Weskota Manor Avera

Weskota Manor
Wessington Springs, SD
Nikki VonEye
(605)539-1621

Wheelco

Wheelco
Sioux Falls, SD
Bruce Otto
(605)275-9570
Contact by Email

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Worthington Industries
Watertown, SD
Stewart Flanery
(605)886-5681
Contact by Email

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating
Gettysburg, SD
Patty Zuber
(605)765-9268