Colleges and Programs

South Dakota Colleges – This is a very easy and useful resource to use relative to searching South Dakota for a program of study that meets your career ambitions.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, South Dakota – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

South Dakota College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in South Dakota – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a South Dakota institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Career Launch SD – Here is a helpful resource for you if you need assistance in exploring education and career options to help increase your earning power.

HOTT – If you are still in high school and contemplating a career in the health profession, take a look at the South Dakota Health Occupations of Today & Tomorrow website. Health career areas, online assessments, camps and activities are just a few of the resources you’ll find here.

South Dakota State University Health Professions Camp – As a high school student and someone interested in a career in the health industry, you’ll gain valuable experience and insight while participating in hands-on demonstrations and activities.

Build Dakota – If you have been searching the South Dakota technical colleges for programs of interest, you may want to check out this website. Build Dakota is a scholarship program in partnership with many South Dakota technical institutes. This site provides a great start to gathering information.

South Dakota Virtual School – Perhaps you are feeling as though you are not quite ready to enter the work world after high school, or ready continue with higher education. This website acquaints you with online courses that will help build your confidence and fill those skill gaps.

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship – If you are a resident of South Dakota and plan on attending a state higher education institute, it may be worth your time to check out this scholarship opportunity.

U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship – On this website you will find scholarship information for a nationwide program that will bring you directly on-site for an introduction to the functions of the federal government and specifically, the senate.

South Dakota CTE Career Cluster information – If you want a quick look at college course requirements for a degree path in a specific area (manufacturing, healthcare, finance, marketing, many more), you will find it here on the South Dakota state approved programs.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, South Dakota – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Healthcare Pathways, South Dakota – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in South Dakota relative to healthcare schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.


Job Seekers and Career

South Dakota Works - Looking for a job in South Dakota? This organization will help you find jobs, careers, and apprenticeships. As well, current job openings in “hot” market areas are identified. And, if you are an employer, look here to help meet your workforce needs.

South Dakota Information Gateway for Employment – This is an excellent resource website if you are current searching for a job, posting a job, or just researching employment opportunities in South Dakota. This government website is for individuals and businesses and is a good tool to start your search with.

South Dakota Jobs – This website is a great ‘real-time’ resource. It is updated daily with only verified, open positions in top companies.

Start Today SD – This is a great resource for current employees as well as high school students who are seeking apprenticeships.

Build South Dakota (Workforce Development) – Here is a fantastic site for you if you are looking to build a career in the construction industry in South Dakota. Education, scholarships, apprenticeships, job openings, it’s got it all!!

South Dakota DCTE – If you are someone interested in a technical career field, the services provided by the South Dakota DOE are available to you on this website. You will find help in preparing for the transition from high school to a career path as well as guidance in real-life events.

Hot Career Clusters – South Dakota Dept. of Labor & Regulation – This webpage will provide you with information on the current prevalent career opportunities in South Dakota. Wage information, skillset, job description, industry area…..lots of good information here.

iHireConstruction, South Dakota - – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of South Dakota, look no further than this search tool.


Leadership and Development

SDACCC – If you have just graduated and need connections, this website (South Dakota Association of College Career Centers) will connect you to employers, college career centers, and educational organizations across the state of South Dakota.

Dakota Roots – If you are an out-of-state individual but want to plant your roots in South Dakota, take a look at this website. Dakota Roots will connect you with a job advisor who will assist you prepare and complete your job search.

South Dakota Workforce Training – If you are an existing employee seeking to improve your job skillset, or an employer wishing to develop a valuable employee, the services available on this website will be helpful.

SERV SD – Are you a health professional interested in giving back to your community? Whether you are active or retired, you can search this website for how you can help your community or state during a health crisis.

Exploring Occupations of Interest, South Dakota Dept. of Labor & Regulation – Are you a ‘thinker’, ‘organizer’, ‘helper’???? This webpage may assist you in further defining the type of worker you truly are.

Educators Rising – If it’s your goal to make a difference in the world as a teacher, consider viewing this opportunity to mentor young people on their path to becoming accomplished teachers….from high school through college.

Skills USA South Dakota – If you are a student, teacher, industry worker, this website will tell you how you can partner with each by starting a South Dakota chapter to ensure a skilled workforce and help students to excel.

South Dakota Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

South Dakota BioTech – As an affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). Members of this organization work together to expand research, advocate, educator and promote infrastructure development.

Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota (NPASD) – No matter what specialty area of nursing you practice, membership in this organization will provide you with not only continuing education support but continual advocacy for the major goals of the nursing profession.


Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

South Dakota Ready to Work – Is it your vision to be an entrepreneur or run your own small business in South Dakota? If so, this resource will guide you through the process with licensing, registration, resources, and a checklist.

South Dakota SCORE – Do you want some free and confidential business start-up advice? SCORE can connect you with business mentoring, training, and many tools to support your initiatives. Plus, find a mentor, take a workshop, or browse this organization’s library of articles and blogs.

South Dakota Department of Health, Facts – If you are looking for facts and figures to spur or solidify your interest in the healthcare industry in South Dakota, this website has them.

South Dakota – SOS – If you want information on existing business or if you are looking to register your own business with the State, or even if you wish to register a name for your business, the Division of Business Services website has plenty of links to help you get the job done.

South Dakota Department of Health, Licensing – Should you have an ambition to enter the healthcare field, the DOH will list the licensing boards mission and requirements. Could be a valuable ‘must read’ in program preparation.

How to Start a Business in South Dakota – WOW! This site is a super resource for step-by-step instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Starting Your Business in South Dakota – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your South Dakota business in 7 Steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.




Department of Veterans Affairs – South Dakota For your convenience, health and benefits administration information is at your fingertips with this link.

The American Legion – South Dakota Veterans Affairs - This website provides excellent state office and satellite information relative to locations, employment, education, healthcare, and much more for our nation’s heroes.

South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs – If you and your family are looking for guidance and information on healthcare, education, long term care, and burial honors, this website will give you professional customer service for your needs.

Veteran Services – Montana Department of Labor & Industry – If you are a disabled veteran in search of a specialist in the department to help you with a specific need, this website will quickly give you information, links, and contact methods.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (services for veterans) – Whether you are a veteran or a company looking to hire one of our nation’s heroes, this website will provide you with a realm of services at no cost.