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 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. )

Adams Thermal Systems, Inc.

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

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AGC
Pierre, SD
Dustin Vaertsch
(605)209-5861
Contact by Email

Beck Body Shop

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



Alecester Healthcare

Alcester Healthcare
Hudson, SD
Chris Hansen
(605)984-2244
Contact by Email

Al's Specialties

Al's Specialties
Aberdeen, SD
Jerry Graham
(605)229-0283

Alvord Polk

Alvord Polk
Lake Preston, SD
Jason Pahl
Contact by Email

American Medical Response

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

Avera

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

Avera St Mary

Avera St. Mary's
Pierre, SD
Angela Moran
(605)224-3100
Contact by Email

Avera St Luke

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

Avera

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

Banner Associates

Banner Associates
Statewide
(605)692-5714

Beckaer Body Shop

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

Bethesda Home

Bethesda Home
Webster, SD
Lynn Wanner
(605)225-7550
Contact by Email

Bowdle Healthcare Center

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

Brookings Health

Brookings Health System
Brookings, SD
September Bessler
(605)696-8023
Contact by Email

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

CHS

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

CHS

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

Clark Drew

Clark Drew Construction
Brookings, SD
Raena Drew
(605)692-9063
Contact by Email

Clark Engineering

Clark Engineering Corporation
Sioux Falls, 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
Eric Skott
(605)878-3555

Crocker Collision

Crocker Collision
Watertown, SD
Bryan Crocker
(605)886-2018

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

Daktronics

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

Dynamic Engineering

Dynamic Engineering
Watertown, SD
Becky Davis
Contact by Email

Eastman

Eastman, Inc.
Sisseton, SD
Contact by Email

Faulkton

Faulkton Area Medical
Faulkton, SD
Blythe Smith
(605)598-6262
Contact by Email

Firesteel

Firesteel Healthcare
Mitchell, SD
Michelle Figland
(605)996-6526
Contact by Email

First Bank & Trust

First Bank & Trust
Brookings, SD
Amy Austreim
(605)696-2485

Gateway

Gateway Ford
Pierre, SD
Stacey Booth
(605)224-7378
Contact by Email

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Glacial Lake Energry
Watertown, SD
Tara Crowder
(605)753-1956
Contact by Email

Good Sam Corsica

Good Samaritan Corsica
Corsica, SD
Veronnica Smith
(605)946-5467
Contact by Email

Good Sam Sioux Falls

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

Gracco

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

Greater Huron

Greater Huron Development Corporation
Huron, SD
David McGirr
(605)352-0363
Contact by Email

Hick's Consturction

Hick's Construction
Milbank, SD
David Hicks
(605)949-2222
Contact by Email

Highmore

Highmore Health Nursing Home
Highmore, SD
(605)852-2255

Horizon Health

Horizon Health Clinic
Howard, SD
Brianna Mae Hanson
(605)772-4525
Contact by Email

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

Huron Clinic

Huron Clinic
Huron, SD
(605)352-8691
Contact by Email

HMRC

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

ITC

ITC
Clear Lake, SD
Todd Morris
(605)874-2181
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

John T

John T. Vucurvich Foundation
Rapid City, SD
(605)343-3141

Johnson Controls

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

Kennebec Telephone

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

Kibble

Kibble Equipment
Huron, SD
Gabrielle O'Shaughnessy
(605)352-8519
Contact by Email

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

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

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

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Kretchmer Farms
Cavour, SD
Jim or Tom Kretchmer
(605)546-2195

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Kuhlman Construction
Wagner, SD

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Kucera Electric
Winner, SD
Bob Kucera
(605)842-1510

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

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Loiseau Construction
Flandreau, SD
Jim Louiseau
(605)997-2511

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

Mark's Machinery

Mark's Machinery
Yankton, SD
Kevin Hunhoff
(605)665-4540
Contact by Email

Marmen Energy

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

Marquardt-Skyway

Marquardt-Skyway Transportation
Yankton, SD
Doug Marquardt
(605)665-1053
Contact by Email

Marshall County

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

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MASABA
Vermillion, SD
(605)658-8907

Mathis Implement

Mathis Implement
Winner, SD
(605)842-3110

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

Meier Farms
Doland, SD
Robert Meier
(605)539-0228

Mereen-Johnson, LLC

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

Midco

Midco
Sioux Falls, SD
(800)888-1300

Midwest Construction

Midwest Construction
Pierre, SD
(605)224-6345
Contact by Email

Midwestern Mechanical

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

Mills Construction, Inc.

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

Mitchell Electric

Mitchell Electric
North Sioux City, SD
(605)232-5527

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

Mueller Lumber

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

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Muth Electric
Mitchell, SD
Amy Tlam
(605)996-7300
Contact by Email

Northern Lites

Northern Lites
Mobridge, SD
John Troyer
(605)955-3386

Northside Implement

Northside Implement
Webster, SD
Rebecca Deibert
(605)345-4799
Contact by Email

Northwest Pipe Fittings

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

Nooteboom Implement

Noteboom Implement
Corsica, SD
Corey Mellegaard
(605)946-5444
Contact by Email

Novak Sanitary Service

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

O'Keefe

O'Keefe Implement
DeSmet, SD
Gerg Wolkow
(605)854-9146
Contact by Email

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

Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin: Baldwin Filters
Yankton, SD
Traci Beeson
(605)667-7201
Contact by Email

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

Prairie Sons

Prairie Sons
Brandon, SD
(605)582-8611

Prairie States

Prairie States

Premier Equipment

Premier Equipment
Bowdle, SD
Lanny Stiklestad
Contact by Email

Rapid City Diesel Performance & Repair

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

R&L Construction

R&L Construction

Raymond

Raymond Roghair Farms
Oakton, SD
(605)669-2248

RDO Equipment

RDO Equipment
Fargo, ND
(701)237-7350
Contact by Email

Redfield Energy, LLC

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

Redfield Hospital

Redfield Hospital
Redfield, SD
Rhonda Stroh
(605)472-1110
Contact by Email

Regional Health

Regional Health
Rapid City, SD
(605)755-5510

Renew Energry

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

Ron's Livestock

Ron's Livestock
Huron, SD
Ron Hins
(605)352-7686

Sands Drywall, Inc.

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

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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

SDN Communications

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

Smith's Trucking

Smith's Trucking
Conde, SD
Loren Smith
(605)382-5632

Sorlein

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

Stoneybrooks Suites

Stoneybrook Suites
Watertown, SD
Beth Reynolds
(605)882-0013
Contact by Email

Summit Contracting

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

Terex

Terex Utilities
Watertown, SD
Natalie Perdue
(605)882-4000
Contact by Email

Tessier's

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

Titan Machinery

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

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Trail King
Mitchell, SD
Shane Thorstenson
(800)843-3324
Contact by Email

Twin City Diecasting Co.

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

Twin City Fan

Twin City Fan
Brookings, SD
Danielle Loban
(605)394-8800
Contact by Email

Twin Valley Tire

Twin Valley Tire
Webster, SD
(605)345-7777
Contact by Email

Vermeer

Vermeer

Vern Eide Acura

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

Winner Hospital

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

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Worthington Industries
Watertown, SD
Bruce Lear
Contact by Email

Weskota Manor Avera

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

Zuber Refrigeration & Heating

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