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

Adams Thermal Systems, Inc.

Adams Thermal Systems, Inc.
Canton, SD
(605)764-2347
Contact by Email

Avera Eureka Health Care Center

Avera Eureka Health Care Center
Eureka, SD
(605)284-2145
Contact by Email

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

Beckaer Body Shop

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

Beck Body Shop

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

Bethesda

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

Bethesda Home

Bethesda Home
Webster, SD
Anne Baumgarn
(605)765-9268
Contact by Email

Bowdle Healthcare Center

Bowdle Healthcare Center
Bowdle, SD
Brooke Heilman
(605)285-6146
Contact by Email

BX Civil and Construction

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

Clark Engineering

Clark Engineering Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
Georgia Rice
(763)545-9196
Contact by Email

Conteau Des Prairies

Coteau Des Prairies
Sisseton, SD
Leslie Hendrickson
(605)698-7647
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 Hahler Automotive

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

Dave's Service and Repair

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

Fishback Financial Corporation

Fishback Financial Corporation
Brookings, SD
Nan Poppen
(605)696-2363

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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

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

Huron Clinic

Huron Clinic
Huron, SD
(605)352-8671
Contact by Email

J & M Transmission and Auto Service

J & M Transmission and Auto Service
Tea, SD
Mary Ellen Heirigs
(605)368-2050
Contact by Email

Jakes Electric


Jakes Electric
Freeman, SD
Ben Verkilen
(605)680-5473
Contact by Email

Jensen Rock & Sand

Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc.
Mobridge, SD
Rylae Wientjes
(605)845-7213
Contact by Email

Kennebec Telephone

Kennebec Telephone
Kennebec, SD
Rod Bower
(605)869-3390
Contact by Email

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
Yankton, SD
Rhonda Kocer
(605)665-9311
Contact by Email

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

Lake County International

Lake County International
Madison, SD
Jeff Bloom
(605)256-3521
Contact by Email

Larry's Heating & Cooling

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

Madison Regional Health System

Madison Regional Health System
Madison, SD
(605)256-6551
Contact by Email


Malloy Electric


Malloy Electric

Sioux Falls, SD
Eric Asmus
(605)336-3693
Contact by Email

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MASABA
Vermillion, SD
(605)658-8907

Mathis Implement

Mathis Implement
Winner, SD
(605)842-3110

Mereen-Johnson, LLC

Mereen-Johnson, LLC
Webster, SD
Tony Sutton
(612)302-3390
Contact by Email

Mills Construction, Inc.

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

Mobridge Regional Hospitals & Clinics

Mobridge Regional Hospital & Clinics
Mobridge, SD
Chuck Hanson
(605)845-3692
Contact by Email

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

Northwest Pipe Fittings

Northwest Pipe Fittings
Rapid City, SD
(605)342-5587
Contact by Email

Novak Sanitary Service

Novak Sanitary Service
Sioux Falls, SD
Shane Meyer
(605)338-7126
Contact by Email

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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

Rapid City Diesel Performance & Repair

Rapid Diesel Performance & Repair
Rapid City, SD
Elton Bierman
(800)658-3062
Contact by Email

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

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

Sands Drywall, Inc.

Sands Drywall
Sioux Falls, SD
(605)361-3177
Contact by Email

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

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

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

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

Smart Commercial Construction

Smart Construction
Sioux Falls, SD
(605)275-2964
Contact by Email

Summit Contracting

Summit Contracting
Platte, SD
Tyler Samuelson
(605)337-2841
Contact by Email

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

True North Steel

TrueNorth Steel
West Fargo, ND
Leigh Thompson
(701)893-4409
Contact by Email

Twin City Diecasting Co.

Twin City Diecasting Co.
Watertown, SD
Candace Larson
(605)886-9448
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

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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