Workforce Development

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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City-Wide Scavenger Hunt to be held Aug. 26

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a ‘Welcome to Brookings’ event with a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. The goal of the event is for new residents to learn more about Brookings and network with others. Participants will start at Café Coteau inside the Children’s Museum of South…

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KSFY One Day Getaway – Brookings Stories

KSFY was in Brookings on July 12 as part of their “One Day Getaway” broadcast. Watch: Mayor Keith Corbett Watch: Brookings Arts Festival Impact Watch: Brookings Area Makerspace Watch: Eponymous Brewing Watch: Brookings Built Green Watch: Cook’s Kitchen Watch: SDSU Renovation Projects Watch: Prairie Mermaid Boutique    

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Dunn hired as Brookings, LATI business partnership specialist

By: Lake Area Technical Institute Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Vision Brookings and Lake Area Technical Institute have hired Thomas Dunn of Brookings as their new business partner specialist. Dunn is a 2005 graduate of Brookings High School. After graduation, Dunn moved to Texas, where he worked in sales for the King Ranch until he enlisted…

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Career Launch SD coming to BSD

By: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation The Brookings School District was selected for Career Launch SD, a program sponsored by the Governor’s Office and Departments of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and Education.   Career Launch SD is designed to increase student awareness about career opportunities in their communities and help meet South Dakota’s demand…

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Elkton parents work to open daycare, education center

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register A group of parents in Elkton has taken the initiative to build a new daycare and education center, filling in what they say is a vitally needed community asset. Daycare services have always been tight and they don’t tend to stick around in Elkton, according to Brandon Jorgensen, pastor…

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Grant helps SDSU nurses expand primary care roles

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Nursing students will be trained to take on expanded roles in primary care delivery, including management of chronic health conditions, through a four-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. To help address access to health care for rural and underserved areas, registered nurses can take…

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