Aberdeen Workforce Summit

Dakota Events Center

720 Lamont St. S.

Wednesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summit Report-out, Accenture

Videos from the Summit

Video of welcomes by Julie Johnson, executive director of Prairie Vision and Absolutely Aberdeen! and Mayor Mike Levsen:

The day began with welcomes from Julie Johnson and mayor of Aberdeen, Mike Levsen.


Video of Governor Daugaard's opening remarks:

Governor Dennis Daugaard spoke about workforce issues throughout the state of South Dakota.


Video of Paul Harrington's presentation on "Growth and Change in SD Labor Markets":

Paul E. Harrington, from Drexel University Center for Labor Markets & Policy, spoke about


Video of presentations on "Today's Career and Technical Education," including speakers Jim Kayl - President, Career and Technical Education Academy, Dr. Becky Guffin - Superintendant, Aberdeen Public Schools, and Michael D. Cartney - President, Lake Area Technical Institute:


Video of Dr. James Smith, Northern State University, and Dr. Margaret Huber, Presentation College, sharing with the crowd how higher education builds the South Dakota workforce:

Dr. James Smith from NSU and Dr. Margaret Huber from Presentation College talking about how higher education helps build our South Dakota workforce.


Video of Tim Rogers of Accenture Consulting as he provides closing remarks at the Summit:

Tim Rogers from Accenture Consulting concluded the day with closing remarks and small group findings.


Agenda (in Adobe .pdf format)

Presentations and Other Documents Shared at the Summit
Innovations in Career and Technical Education, Doug Greenway, Mitchell Technical Institute

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