Please join us to learn about strategies to learn more about Build Dakota and our industry partner programs!


  • Deni Amundson, Program Manager, Build Dakota Scholarship
  • Clayton Deuter, Director of Admissions, Mitchell Technical Institute
  • Julie Stevenson, Foundation Director, Lake Area Technical Institute
  • Chellee Unruh, Institutional Advancement Officer, Southeast Technical Institute
  • Aaron Jacobs, Foundation Director, Western Dakota Technical Institute (Select Locations)
  • AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS: Representatives from the SD Department of Labor & Regulation


  • Business/Industry CEO and Human Resource Professionals
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • High School Counselors, Teachers, and Administrators
  • Parents and Students
  • Community Resource Individuals Offering Career Guidance


Tuesday, September 7, 2017

  • Dakota Valley School District Auditorium, 1150 Northshore Drive, N. Sioux City, SD 57049
  • 1:45pm-3:15pm (CST)
  • Contact: Dr. Jerry Rasmussen, Superintendent, Dakota Valley School District: or (605) 422-3800

Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • Dell Rapids High School, 1216 N. Garfield Ave., Dell Rapids, SD 57022
  • 10:15am-11:15am (CST)
  • Contact: Drew Bunkers, Secondary Principal, Dell Rapids High School: or (605)428-5473

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Tea Area High School, 500 W. Brian Street, Tea, SD 57064
  • 2:10pm-3:10pm (CST)
  • Contact: Collin Knudson, Tea Area High School Principal- or (605) 498-2700 opt. 4

To register for one of these events, please email or call the contact person from the community you wish to attend.

For questions regarding the Build Dakota Scholarship, or to schedule an event in your community, contact or (605)347-1804.