It’s been a multi-year undertaking to prepare South Dakota’s youth for careers and opportunities available to them without leaving their home state.
Governor Dennis Daugaard has made workforce development a prime objective which is of great interest for Jennifer Tuttle with Sioux Falls Development Foundation. As the group’s Workforce Development Manager she knows first-hand how students benefit.
“The Governor has done a really good job making workforce (development) a high priority. He has implemented apprenticeship models throughout the state, putting career advisors in the Sioux Falls schools, helping students get on a career path at an earlier age and having them explore different careers, so they’re not switching a few times before they make their final decision.”
Although the Governor’s previous efforts stand on their own, Tuttle believes there are other areas that could use improvement.
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