Many organizations and agencies work to provide you with the best career information, data and resources possible. Click on the resources below to have a reality check, learn more about South Dakota's targeted careers and much more.
After you finish school, you will need to work to pay for housing, food, clothes, transportation, and other items. Find out how much money you will need to earn to cover your expenses. Then find out which occupations will support this lifestyle throught the Department of Labor and Regulation's Reality Check.
This site will provide you with occupational descriptions as well as a variety of South Dakota specific occupational data. There are two interest surveys that will help match you to occupational areas of interest. Career Insite also offers a link to training information available, job opportunities in South Dakota and various career publications available that will assist you in preparing for and landing and keeping that “job of a lifetime!”
Hot Careers Occupational Profiles
The Labor Market Information Center (LMIC) considers Hot Careers to high demand-high wage occupations. The LMIC has created Occupational profile posters for each Hot Career. The profiles include a job description, work interest areas, work values, abilities, basic skills needed, education and training needed, preferred levels for the National Career Readiness Certificate, industries where workers are employed, and employment and wage data.
The South Dakota Career Camps website offers lists of career camps categorized by in demand industries.
Council on College Admissions in South Dakota
The Council on College Admission in SD publishes several publications designed to assistance students, counselors and admission professionals with the transition from high school to college. CCASD also provides a list of majors by SD colleges categorized by career cluster.
Internships and assistantships are a great way to help fill your temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for permanent employees. To promote such internships and assistantships, the Dakota Seeds Program has been established. Internships are opportunities for undergraduate students while assistantships are directed toward graduate students. The Dakota Seeds Program provides this central website where you can post internship and assistantship opportunities, giving you access to students at all of the technical institutes, colleges and universities. When it comes to choosing the students for your position, that choice is left entirely up to you.
Department of Labor and Regulations Resources
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulations offers a number of career and occupational resources. This site provides many resources.
Go to this site to download, print and order their career resources.
Order DLR resources
Dakota Roots joins citizens, business leaders, and state government in a successful, on-going initiative to grow the South Dakota workforce.
This is not a typical job search website. Dakota Roots will match participants with career openings available from the state's leading businesses.
Participants will be notified when openings are appropriate to their skill sets. If interested, the participants can pursue the openings directly with the business or utilize staff assistance.
You Can Live in South Dakota
Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota? The Governor's Office of Economic Development offers this great site which details why South Dakota is a great place to live, work and play.
South Dakota Workforce Initiative
South Dakota WINS, a workforce development program that brings together government, education and business leaders to capitalize on South Dakota's tremendous potential. The components of this program will help South Dakota develop and attract a stronger, better educated workforce, positioning us well to compete in a dynamic global economy.