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.

TECHNICAL COLLEGES

The technical colleges 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 College

Mitchell Technical College

Southeast Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College

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.)

12th Street Auto

12th Street Auto
Sioux Falls, SD
Chad Kaiemink
(605)357-8881
Contact by Email

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AGC
Statewide
Margaret Pennock
(605)336-9338
Contact by Email

3 Bs

3 B's Heating and Air
Philip, SD
Heather Hanson
(605)859-3045
Contact by Email

Argronomy Plus

Agronomy Plus
Mitchell, SD
Pat Fetral
(605)999-7678
Answers Texts & Phone Calls

Ace Construction

Ace Construction
Groton, SD
Jade Weig
(605)380-4187
Contact by Email

AKG

AKG
Mitchell, SD
(605)996-5700
Contact by Email

Adams Thermal

Adams Thermal




American Medical Response

American Medical Response
Pierre, SD
Kandace Kritz
(605)945-0390
Contact by Email

AO Express

AO Express
Brandon, SD
Katie Hiemstra
(605)770-5600
Contact by Email

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Applied Engineering
Yankton, SD
Julie Oien
Contact by Email

Aurora Brule Health

Aurora Brule Health Community
White Lake, SD
Dan Guericke
(605)249-2216
Contact by Email

Autoland

Autoland
Sioux Falls, SD
(605)339-3366

Avantara

Avantara
Watertown, SD
Lynna Speier
(605)886-8431
Contact by Email

Avera

Avera Gregory Hospital
Gregory, SD
Katie Biggins
(605)835-9611
Contact by Email

Avera St Luke

Avera St Luke's
Aberdeen, SD
Jenna Trevor
Contact by Email

Avera St Mary

Avera St. Mary's
Pierre, SD
Kat Haarstad
(605)224-3278
Contact by Email

Avera

Avera Sacred Heart
Yankton, SD
Sara Kortan
(605)668-8000
Contact by Email

Avera

Avera
Sioux Falls, SD
Pam Hilber
(605)322-8955
Contact by Email

Banner Associates

Banner Engineering
Sioux Falls, SD
Sarah Meusburger
(605)692-6342
Contact by Email

Beck Motors

Beck Motors
Pierre, SD
David Lemieux
(605)240-5912
Contact by Email

Bethesda Home

Bethesda Home
Webster, SD
Dawn Rithmiller
(605)588-3204
Contact by Email

BJM Enterprises

BJM Enterprises
Valley Springs, SD
Mark Roozboom
(605)757-6220
Contact by Email

Blooming Hills Grain & Farm

Blooming Hills Grain & Farm
South Shore, SD
Becki Steinocker
(605)398-6173
Contact by Email

Bowdle Healthcare Center

Bowdle Healthcare Center
Bowdle, SD
Fern Hoffman
(605)285-6146
Contact by Email

Brandt Holdings

Brandt Holdings



Brown Clinic

Brown Clinic
Watertown, SD
Bonnie Friske
(605)884-4231
Contact by Email

BX Civil and Construction

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

C and C Manufacturing

C&C Manufacturing
Brandon, SD
Chad Wells
(605)336-9371
Contact by Email

C&B Operations

C&B Operations, LLC
Corsica, SD
April Star
(605)946-5444
Contact by Email

Central Farmers

Central Farmers



Charley's

Charley's Welding & Auto
Kennebec, SD
Tiarra Bowar
(605)869-2220
Contact by Email

CHS

CHS
Pierre, SD
Jennifer Johnson
(605)224-5935
Contact by Email

CHS

CHS
Mitchell, SD
Mark Van Dyke
(605)990-7058

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Crenlo
Watertown, SD
Kayla Grismer
(605)753-8340
Contact by Email

Clark Engineering

Clark Engineering
Sioux Falls, SD
Georgia Rice
(763)545-9196
Contact by Email

Climate

Climate Control
Aberdeen, SD
Cam Schock
(605)225-9822
Contact by Email

Concrete Materials

Concrete Materials
Brig Schilling
(605)336-5760
Contact by Email

Crestone Builders

Crestone Builders
Watertown, SD
Eric Skott
(605)878-3555
Contact by Email

CDP Hospital

Coteau Des Prairies
Sisseton, SD
April Heib
(605)698-4616
Contact by Email

Cutler Ranch

Cutler Ranch
Frederick, SD
Dillon Cutler
(605)329-2734
Contact by Email

Dahme

Dahme Construction
Aberdeen, SD
Hugh Dahme
(605)225-3917
Contact by Email

Dakota Fluid

Dakota Fluid Power
Sioux Falls, SD
Steve Lindeman
(605)338-9982
Contact by Email

Dakota Provisions

Dakota Provisions
Huron, SD
(605)352-1519

Dakotaloand Manufacturing

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

Dave Hahler Automotive

Dave Hahler Automotive
Webster, SD
Loren Schoenbeck
(605)345-4792
Contact by Email

Deffenbaugh

Deffenbaugh Homes
Sioux Falls, SD
Jesse Deffenbaugh
(605)360-5678
Contact by Email

DeJager

DeJager Plumbing and Heating
Brandon, SD
Berwin DeJager
(605)366-4009
Contact by Email

Denning Transportation

Denning Transportation
Chancellor, SD
Ward Denning
(605)221-8492
Contact by Email

Diesel

Diesel Machinery
Sioux Falls, SD
Kathy Derr
(605)212-1963
Contact by Email

Dynamic Engineering

Dynamic Engineering
Watertown, SD
Becky Ryback
(605) 886-5545
Contact by Email

East River Homes

East River Homes
Watertown, SD
Hosanna Hoekman
(605)237-6587
Contact by Email

Electric

Electric Supply Company
Sioux Falls, SD
Bob Jarding
(605)360-6888
Contact by Email

Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems, Inc.
Sioux Falls, SD
Jamie Baker
(605)575-9110
Contact by Email

Elkton

Elkton Electric
Elkton, SD
Justin Bushman
(605)690-0167
Contact by Email

Ethan

Ethan Coop
Ethan, SD
Lori Schulz
(605)227-4224
Contact by Email

Fair

Fair Manufacturing
Yankton, SD
Dena Nanninga
(605)653-3247
Contact by Email

Fall River

Fall River Health Services
Hot Springs, SD
Marcie Largent
(605)745-8910
Contact by Email

Farmers Implement

Farmers Implement and Irrigation
Watertown, SD
Emily Voelker
(605)692-6153
Contact by Email

Fiegen Construction

Fiegen Constructin
Sioux Falls, SD
Jenny Van Oort
(605)335-6000
Contact by Email

Firesteel

Firesteel Healthcare
Mitchell, SD
Carey Brenner
(605)996-6526
Contact by Email

First Rate

First Rate Excavate
Sioux Falls, SD
Mary Swanson
(605)331-5626
Contact by Email

Flandreau

Flandreau Sioux Indian Tribe
Flandreau, SD
Anthony Reider
(605)997-3891

First Rate

Fountain Springs
Rapid City, SD
Kristine Harvey
(605)343-3555
Contact by Email

Frank Brothers

Frank Brothers
Gregory, SD
Roger Frank
(605)830-2794

Fronteir

Frontier Motors
Winner, SD
Cody Haiar
(605)842-1880
Contact by Email

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Glacial Lake Energry
Watertown, SD
Danielle Spors
(605)753-1968
Contact by Email

Golden West

Golden West Telecommunications
Wall, SD
Savannah Williamson
(605)279-2161
Contact by Email

Good Sam

Good Samaritan Society/Deuel County
Clear Lake, SD
Luke Wanous
(605)874-2159
Contact by Email

Good Sam Sioux Falls

Good Samaritan Society
Sioux Falls, SD
Marti Robinson
(605)323-0850
Contact by Email

Grand Electric

Grand Electric Coop
Bison, SD
Cole Nash
(605)244-5211
Contact by Email

Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie Foods
Sioux Falls, SD
Mary Swanson
(800)456-0532
Contact by Email

Gray Construction

Gray Construction
Watertown, SD
Dustin Brownell
(605)886-3102
Contact by Email

Gracco

Graco
Sioux Falls, SD
Tammy Wierenga
(605)333-6767
Contact by Email

Halme

Halme, Inc.
Bryant, SD
Jeff Halme
(605)628-1313
Contact by Email

Harr Motors

Harr Motors
Aberdeen, SD
Colin Herron
(605)225-3078
Contact by Email

Hoffman

Hoffman Diesel
Sioux Falls, SD
Chris Hoffman
(605)331-3980
Contact by Email

Hartman

Hartman & Pahl Operations
Pierre, SD
Gene Hayes
(605)940-4665
Contact by Email

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

Al's Specialties

Hartung Electric
Elkton, SD
Harold
(605)690-5863

HMRC

HRMC
Huron, SD
Shawn Martin
(605)353-6315
Contact by Email

IMEG

IMEG



Al's Specialties

Iron Horse Ag Services
Faith, SD
(605)967-2944

J&C

J&C Construction
Emery, SD
Chris Ruden
(605)933-2403
Contact by Email

Jack's Links

Jack's Links
Alpena, SD
Tatum Tomczak
(605)849-8800
Contact by Email

Johnson Bro

Johnson Bros. Excavating
Madison, SD
Carolyn Johnson
(605)256-3955
Contact by Email

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls
Sioux Falls, SD
Bryan Lund
(605)361-0680
Contact by Email

Journey

Journey Group
Sioux Falls, SD
Jolene Smith
(605)274-2829
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Kadoka Nursing Home
Kadoka, SD
Heidi Coller
(605)837-2247
Contact by Email

Kennebec

Kennebec Telephone
Kennebec, SD
Tiarra Bowar
(605)869-2220
Contact by Email

Kibble

Kibble Equipment
Huron, SD
Jessica Pierce
(605)352-8519
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Kolberg Pioneer
Aberdeen, SD
Jerry Graham
(605)229-0283

Koletzky

Koletzky Implement
Yankton, SD
(605)665-3872
Contact by Email

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Konechne Heating and Cooling
Platte, SD
Gary Konechne
(605)337-3375

KPI

KPI


Krier

Krier & Blain
Sioux Falls, SD
Troy Johnson
(605)331-4100
Contact by Email

Krueger

Krueger Construction
Fort Pierre, SD
Ryan Krueger
(605)222-2523
Contact by Email

Kyburz

Kyburz-Carlson Construction
Aberdeen, SD
Tammy Spellman
(605)225-6161
Contact by Email

Lien Construction

Lien Transportation
Aberdeen, SD
Nancy Aman
(605)225-3814
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

List Electric
Yankton, SD
Ryan List
(605)668-9430
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Madison Regional Health System




Malloy Electric

Malloy Electric
Sioux Falls, SD
Michelle Schrempp
(605)336-3693
Contact by Email

Manbull

Manbull Farming
Colome, SD
(605)842-3297

Marmen Energy

Marmen Energy
Brandon, SD
Leah Jaeger
(605)582-4500
Contact by Email

Marshall County

Marshall County Healthcare Center
Britton, SD
Sheila Sutton
(605)448-2253
Contact by Email

Marv's

Marv's Body Shop
Sioux Falls, SD
Evan Kindt
(605)339-2241
Contact by Email

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MASABA
Vermillion, SD
Wendy Sommervold
(605)658-8907
Contact by Email

Michael J

Michael J. Fitzmauriece Veterans Home
Hot Springs, SD
Brad Richardson
(605)890-1641
Contact by Email

Midco

Midco
Sioux Falls, SD
(800)888-1300

Mills Construction, Inc.

Mills Construction, Inc.
Brookings, SD
Marlene Schram
(605)697-3100
Contact by Email

Mills Property Management

Mills Property Management
Brookings, SD
Emily Hagen
(605)697-3175
Contact by Email

Midwestern Mechanical

Midwestern Mechanical
Sioux Falls, SD
Christine Therkildsen
(605)339-3963
Contact by Email

Morton

Morton Buildings
Morton, SD
Heather Hess
(309)263-3619
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Mobridge Hospital
Mobridge, SD



Regional Health

Monument Health
Rapid City, SD
Morgan Kuper
(605)755-1224
Contact by Email

Mueller Lumber

Mueller Lumber
Mitchell, SD
Bob Mueller
(605)996-9175
Contact by Email

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Muth Electric
Mitchell, SD
Amanda Graves
(605)996-3983
Contact by Email

Myrl and Roy's

Myrl and Roy's
Sioux Falls, SD
Mike Kane
(605)334-3204
Contact by Email

Nolz

Nolz Dragline
Sioux Falls, SD
Ed and Deanna Nolz
(605)334-5876

NA Truck and Trailer

North American Truck & Trailer
Sioux Falls, SD
Patrick Rierson
(605)332-7112
Contact by Email

Blooming Hills Grain & Farm

Oahe Valley Health Center (Rural Health)



Oban

Oban Construction
Ipswich, SD
Laurie Oban
(605)426-6942
Contact by Email

One Way Service

One Way Service Pros
Deadwood, SD
Jeff Rath
(605)722-8101
Contact by Email

Overweg

Overweg Repair LLC
Kimball, SD
Corinne Overweg
(605)778-6483
Contact by Email

Palisade

Palisade Healthcare Community
Garretson, SD
Theresa Klumper
(605)594-3466
Contact by Email

Pioneer

Pioneer Memorial Health
Viborg, SD
Lindsey Hauger
(605)326-3077
Contact by Email

Avera

Platte Care Center
Platte, SD
Cordell Muilenberg
(605)337-3131
Contact by Email

Prairie Heights

Prairie Heights
Aberdeen, SD
Denise Mack
(605)225-2550
Contact by Email

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

Prairie States

Prairie States
Sioux Falls, SD
Darby Parsons
(605)728-7723
Contact by Email

Premier Equipment

Premier Equipment
Huron, SD
Terry Stevens
(605)352-7100
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Providence Acres
Hoven, SD
Brett Huber
(605)649-7819
Contact by Email

Quality Tool

Quality Tool
Brookings, SD
Dave Groom
(605)696-5676
Contact by Email

R&L Construction

R&L Construction
Lebanon, SD
Rick Simon
(605)765-9635

RC Medical Center

Rapid City Medical Center
Rapid City, SD
Jessica Karnes
(605)721-8313
Contact by Email

RC Manufacturing

Rapid Precision Manufacturing, Inc.
Britton, SD
Kayla Stutelberg
(605)448-2290
Contact by Email

Raven

Raven Industries
Sioux Falls, SD
Tanya Foster
(605)575-0545
Contact by Email

RDO

RDO Equipment



Redfield Energy, LLC

Redfield Energy, LLC
Redfield, SD
(605)302-0090
Contact by Email

Renew Energry

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

Ry's Auto

Ry's Auto Center
Platte, SD
Susan
(605)337-3152
Contact by Email

Salem

Salem Mennonite Home
Freeman, SD
Shirley Knodel
(605)925-4994
Contact by Email

Winner Hospital

Sanford - Winner
Winner, SD
Laura Windsperger
(605)842-7228
Contact by Email

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Sanford
Sioux Falls, SD
Meghan Gorsuch
(605)312-9154
Contact by Email

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Sanford
Webster, SD
Isaac Gerdes
(605)345-3336
Contact by Email

Schmidt

Schmidt Country Inc.
Marion, SD
Gloria Schmidt
(605)648-3631
Contact by Email

Scull

Scull Construction
Rapid City, SD
Jim Scull
(605)342-2379

Al's Specialties

SD 8 1 1
Rapid City, SD
Larry James
(605)339-0529
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

SD Department of Correction
Pierre, SD
Missy Johnson
(605)280-2816
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

SD Department of Transportation
Pierre, SD
Heidi Olson
(605)773-6943
Contact by Email

SDN Communications

SDN Communications
Sioux Falls, SD
Vernon Brown
(800)247-1442
Contact by Email

Sentry

Sentry
Watertown, SD
Seth Berg
(605)753-2589
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Shaeffer Oil
Winner, SD
Lori Schaeffer
(605)842-3424
Contact by Email

Sime Repaid

Sime Repair
Milbank, SD
Kent Sime
(605)432-9300
Contact by Email

Simplot

Simplot: Pinnacle Ag
Aberdeen, SD
Cole Carda
(605)228-9385

Sioux Falls Ford Lincoln

Sioux Falls Ford Lincoln
Sioux Falls, SD
Lori Jordan
(605)965-3636
Contact by Email

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital
Sioux Falls, SD
Lauren Wolf
(605)444-8217
Contact by Email

Sioux International

Sioux International
Freeman, SD
Tod Ihnen
(605)925-4247
Contact by Email

Sioux Steel

Sioux Steel
Sioux Falls, SD
Juli Jess
(605)336-1750
Contact by Email

Sorlein

Sorlien Electric
Tea, SD
(605)368-7371
Contact by Email

SDDC

South Dakota Development Center
Redfield, SD
Jaime Morgan
(605)472-4212
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

South Dakota Partners
Aberdeen, SD
Jerry Graham
(605)229-0283

Stern Oil

Stern Oil Company
Freeman, SD
Gino Whitledge
(605)925-7999
Contact by Email

Stoneybrook

Stoneybrook Suites
Brookings, SD
Erica Wilcox
(605)692-1013
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Strand-Kjorsvig
Roslyn, SD
Madeline Cornell
Contact by Email

Summit Contracting

Summit Contracting
Platte, SD
Corey Rabenberg
(605)337-2841
Contact by Email

Sunkota

Sunkota Construction
Sioux Falls, SD
Dustin Schouten
(605)338-9110
Contact by Email

Superior

Superior Heating and Cooling
Sioux Falls, SD
Perry Rea
(605)940-1321
Contact by Email

Tarell

Tarell Bould Construction
Burke, SD
Tarell Bould
(605)830-4565
Contact by Email

Tennant

Tennant Electric
Faulkton, SD
Brandon or Carrie Tennant
(605)598-4298
Contact by Email

Terex

Terex Utilities
Watertown, SD
Halley Larson
(605)956-3202
Contact by Email

Tessier's

Tessier's
Mitchell, SD
Charlie Carlson
(605)996-7548
Contact by Email

Grinder

The Grinder
Castlewood, SD
Lynn Hoitsma
(605)520-0039
Contact by Email

Titan Machinery

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

TLC

TLC Olson Construction
Huron, SD
(605)352-7894


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Trail King
Mitchell, SD
Lisbet Padon
(800)843-3324

Turkey

Turkey Ridge Construction
Hurley, SD
Chris Eisenbeis
(605)327-3195
Contact by Email

Twin City Diecasting Co.

Twin City Diecasting Co.
Watertown, SD
Molly Heaton
(605)956-7429
Contact by Email

Ultimate Automotive

Ultimate Automotive
Sioux Falls, SD
Sara
(605)367-9088
Contact by Email

V Bar

V Bar D Farms, Inc.
Freeman, SD
Dan Van Driel
(605)670-1332
Contact by Email

Vander Haags

Vander Haag's
Sioux Falls, SD
Brad DeBoer
(605)336-6737
Contact by Email

Vern Eide Acura

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

Vern Eide

Vern Eide Mitchell
Mitchell, SD
Craig Engelland
(605)770-2516
Contact by Email

Vollan

Vollan Oil
Baltic, SD
Bruce Vollan
(605)351-7161
Contact by Email

Wagner

Wagner Community Jill Frei
Wagner, SD
Mike Frei
(605)384-3646
Contact by Email

Wallworks

Wallworks
Milbank, SD
Scott Leininger
(605)880-5750

Watertown Dev Company

Watertown Development Company
Watertown, SD
Chris Schilken
(605)884-0340
Contact by Email

Watertown Ford

Watertown Ford Chrysler
Watertown, SD
Brandon Lee
(605)886-5844
Contact by Email

Webster Scale

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

Westhills

Westhills Village
Rapid City, SD
Maryann Petrotto
(605)342-0255
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Westendorf Electric
Woonsocket, SD
Allan Westendorf
(605)770-4277

Wheelco

Wheelco
Sioux Falls, SD
De Ann Albers
(605)336-0405
Contact by Email

Wild Rose

Wildrose Dairy, LLC
Brandt, SD
Jogchum Andringa
(605)881-3901
Contact by Email

Sioux Tribe

Yankton Sioux Tribe
Yankton, SD
Dana Sanderson
(605)941-0804
Contact by Email