Workforce Development

SDSU No. 2 in Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers for 2019

South Dakota State University has been named to the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers. South Dakota State University was ranked No. 2 in the state. The ranking included companies that employ at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. “This is a tremendous recognition for South Dakota State University, but more importantly it’s a reflection…

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SDSU pharmacy grads exceed national residency match average

BROOKINGS – Exceeding national averages is nothing new for the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.  Shortly after leading the nation with the highest first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX for 2016-18 graduates, the college’s residency match rate for pharmacy graduates was 82.2 percent, bettering the national match rate of…

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More TCF jobs, capital investment planned over coming years in SD

BROOKINGS – Growth, via capital investment, infrastructure and employment, are “a few key areas” that Mike Barry, chief executive officer of Twin City Fan Companies, headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, said are in store for Brookings. TCF is “an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, custom, semi-custom and standard fans … .” Barry, CEO…

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Focused Planning, Impactful Results…Economic Development in Brookings

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Brookings is recognized throughout the region for its progressive and collaborative approach to growth and development. What role does economic development play in this community building initiative? Economic development is a process that seeks to improve the economic well-being of a region through business development, job creation and wealth…

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Feliz Navidad welcomes families new to area

When restaurant owner Nitza Rubenstein met some of the families new to the community and spending their first winter in Flandreau, she wanted to help them be more prepared for the cold weather. Last Friday, they gathered for a party at Fajita’s Bar & Grill that included cookies and other treats, a pair of boots…

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LATI grad, Daktronics employee earns engineering degree at SDSU

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications David Ulschmid graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute and later earned a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State. As a child, David Ulschmid enjoyed taking apart old electronics. “I’m sure this happened for many kids. The TV breaks, so their parents unplug it and give it to the kid, let…

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Technical education in SD climbing upward

By: Del Bartels, Capitol Bureau South Dakota could quadruple output of the number of technical students and not reach the market need for those students in their fields,” said Nick Wendell, executive director of the Board of Technical Education. Wendell specifically pointed out the current need for licensed practical nurses. Wendell began his update to…

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Woodbine Productions’ 11th season brings world’s finest entertainers to Brookings

By: SDSU Foundation Woodbine Productions’ 11th season brings some of the world’s finest entertainers to Brookings and appeals to all generations. All proceeds from Woodbine Productions support music scholarships at South Dakota State University. Opening the season on Sept. 24 is 17-year-old vocalist and pianist Ethan Bortnick’s “Generations of Music” show. Recognized by the Guinness…

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