Job Assistance Tools

Prepare for Your Future

Have questions about preparing a résumé? Don’t know what industry is right for you? Want to compare wages for different jobs? The South Dakota Department of Labor has the tools and resources you need to feel confident in your future.

About the Schools

South Dakota is home to four top technical colleges that provide a cheaper, faster, more flexible path to your future. Get to know them a little better.

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Southeast Tech offers more than 70 pathways to today’s most innovative fields. Here, you’ll find career-focused two-year programs that prepare you with the skills you need to jumpstart your career in high-need industries.
Sioux Falls, SD
At Mitchell Tech, students learn and perform in settings that mirror real-world workplaces. In two years or less, you’ll understand the complexities of your chosen field and have the hands-on experience to get started.
Mitchell, SD
Lake Area Tech offers small, interactive classes, new technology and cutting-edge programs to prepare students for the current workforce demands. Learn by doing and work with the most advanced equipment in your field of study.
Watertown, SD
Western Dakota Tech—the only technical college in the western South Dakota region—offers programs in some of the fastest-growing fields and industries. Through internships and industry partners, students graduate ready to make an immediate impact.
Rapid City, SD

Additional Resources


If you have questions, chances are others do, too. Check out our frequently asked questions and find the information you need.

About South Dakota Technical Colleges

Discover more about scholarship details, eligibility requirements and more.


Read testimonials and watch videos of past and present students to hear what they had to say about the Build Dakota Scholarship program.

Annual Report

This comprehensive annual report explains the ins and outs of the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund and its long-term impact throughout South Dakota.