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Employers and industry partners

Meeting your needs for a highly skilled workforce, SD UpSkill is a partnership between South Dakota’s Board of Technical Education and the Department of Labor and Regulation. UpSkill provides an opportunity for individuals to earn certification in high-demand occupations from South Dakota’s technical colleges.

Certificate programs offered

During the Fall 2021 Semester at South Dakota's Four Technical Colleges

Lake Area Technical College:
Accounting, Agriculture, Banking, Community Healthcare Worker, EMT, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Networking, Precision Machining, Programming, Welding

Mitchell Technical College:
Medical Information, Dietary Management,Professional Truck Driving

Southeast Technical College:
Computer Support, Web Programming

Western Dakota Technical College:
Phlebotomy, EMT/Pre-Paramedic, Plumbing

How do I connect with students and graduates?

Email upskill@state.sd.us
and a DLR Representative Will Reach out to you

Students can benefit from work-based learning opportunities such as job shadows, informational interviews, internships and on-the-job training. Graduates will be searching for premier employers to put their new skill sets to use.