Workforce Development

Workforce events to be held in Brookings July 25

BROOKINGS – Brookings Economic Development Corporation is hosting the Brookings Area Workforce Conference on Thursday, July 25, at the Swiftel Center. The conference seeks to address issues facing the region’s employers and help them find solutions for continued growth and success.   “One of our workforce priorities is sharing best practices and ideas to assist our…

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Workforce demand is strong

Brookings’ workforce demand is strong, with more than 1,200 job openings reported recently in the Brookings area and more than 700 additional positions planned in the next three years. That’s according to the Brookings Economic Development Corporation’s recent survey of area employers to better understand Brookings’ current and future workforce needs. The survey results will…

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SDState ranked No. 10 in best colleges for education majors

Study.com has ranked South Dakota State University No. 10 in its 50 Best Colleges for Education Majors. According to Study.com, “South Dakota State offers 16 degrees in education, including a B.S. in early childhood education, a B.S. in physical education teacher education and a B.S. in early education and care. These programs include real-world enrichment opportunities…

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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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