South Dakota WINS when our workforce is qualified and prepared for all types of careers.

South Dakotans are ready to go to work, and our state is committed to training our citizens to fill the jobs that exist in our state. Currently, many of the chronically unfilled jobs in our state are welding and machinist jobs. We will work to develop a well-trained workforce to fill these important jobs by adding 24 members to a new welding program in Mitchell and by developing a hybrid course for welders and machinists that incorporates both hands-on instruction and online coursework.

Furthermore, by bolstering partnerships with local governments, providing National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) and leveraging federal Community Development Block Grant Dollars, we can take the necessary steps to ensure South Dakotans have ample opportunity to receive the workforce training they need to achieve their career goals.