Browse the following Workforce Training Resources and improve your career trajectory by enhancing your professional skills and knowledge.
1000 West 4th St. Ste #9; Yankton, SD | (605) 668-8475 | Visit Website
Avera Education & Staffing Solutions (AESS) provides up-to-date training and education both onsite and via online to keep your staff current in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Responding to the pulse of rural healthcare needs, AESS develops the resources to engage employees in the pursuit of excellence.
(605) 668-8475 | Visit Website
Build Dakota is a new scholarship program created through a $50 million investment funded by a $25 million donation from T. Denny Sanford and a $25 million contribution from the South Dakota Future Fund.
Build Dakota Scholarships will be awarded to skilled scholars entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota technical institutes.
- Watch a video about the program here!
- View current Build Dakota Scholarship Opportunities at local businesses
- Apply for the scholarship here!
Are you interested in pursuing a Healthcare career?
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Camp 2023 provides students age 16+ with basic medical training, allowing each student an opportunity to make an informed decision about whether a healthcare career is the right choice. Plus CNA certification is required for many post-secondary nursing programs and working as a Certified Nursing Assistant is rewarding.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Summer camp and how to apply for a scholarship!
3113 Spruce St, Suite 124; Yankton, SD | (605) 668-2920 | Visit Website
Cornerstones Career Learning Center’s mission is to assess, promote and provide education and employment training services to area workforce and employers.
With classes ranging from GED preparation, English Language Acquisition, and others., Cornerstones Career Learning Center has the training you need! Cornerstones Career Learning Center will work with employers to provide customized training for their quality workers, in addition to their normal offerings.
For Job Seekers:
- Tips on Resumes and Cover Letters – Writing and formatting tips
- Tips on Interviewing – Common questions, answers and advice to help you prepare
- Interview Guide - Tips for Successful Interviews in Virtual environment
- Video - How to Prepare for Phone or Video Interviews
- Recorded Webinar - Interviewing: Tips for before, during and after a job interview
- After the Interview - Follow Up Email Examples
- SD Dept. of Labor - Job search tools and staff assistance
1201 Arrow Ave, Watertown,SD | (605) 882-5284 | Visit Website
Lake Area Technical Institute offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. The online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared just for you!
1800 E Spruce St, Mitchell,SD | (605) 995-3025 | Visit Website
Mitchell Tech offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.
1105 W. 8th St, Yankton, SD | (605) 668-1545 | Visit Website
As a Catholic, Benedictine college founded by the Sisters of St. Benedict in 1936, Mount Marty University's academic programs are grounded in faith and service as much as they are in the liberal arts. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of each person as a complete human being with special attention paid to intellectual, professional, and personal skills as well as moral, spiritual, and social values.
On the main residential campus in Yankton, South Dakota, MMU offers certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and we prepare our students for professional careers in over 30 fields. Located on the bluffs of the Missouri River, the beautiful 80-acre campus has a distinctive mix of modern and historic buildings.
The 12:1 ratio provides an intimate, collaborative environment, so students can learn and grow as individuals. All courses at MMU are taught by professors, not graduate students. Our student achievement in service learning and clinical and internship experiences, as well as our 96% graduate placement rate, attest to the fact that MMU is on the leading edge of teaching and learning.
The University prides itself on making attendance affordable. Not only is MMU already one of the most reasonably priced private universities in the region, but there are also generous scholarship opportunities available.
801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE | (402) 371-2020 | Visit Website
Northeast Community College offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.
All classes are offered for continuing education purposes. Continuing education courses are for personal or professional interest and cannot be applied to a credit degree, but are utilized for job training and skill building purposes.
1200 W. 21st St, Yankton, SD | (605) 668-5700 | Visit Website
RTEC offers skills-training both for high school students and adult-learners seeking to advance in their careers.
A unique program offering opportunities for South Dakotans to earn certificates from the state's technical colleges at little or no cost.
A new credential opens the door to a new career path, advancement in your current field, or continued education—and you may be able to get it for little or no cost. The South Dakota Board of Technical Education and Department of Labor and Regulation have developed South Dakota UpSkill in response to the workforce challenges caused by COVID-19.
3113 Spruce St, Yankton, SD | (605) 668-2900 | Visit Website
The mission of the South Dakota Department of Labor is to Promote economic opportunity and financial security for individuals and businesses through quality, responsive and expert services; fair and equitable employment solutions; and safe and sound business practices.
Your workforce experts can help individuals with many job services:
• Identify your career interests
• Find out what skills are needed for a new career
• Write a resume and cover letter
• Locate possible jobs
• Complete the application process
• Prepare for a job interview
• Access appropriate training
414 E. Clark St, Vermillion, SD | (877) 269-6837 | Visit Website
The University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, is located 25 miles east of Yankton and sits on an attractive 274-acre campus. USD offers 202 majors and undergraduate academic programs and 84 graduate programs. The university’s enrollment is 9,920—7,475 undergraduate students and 2,446 graduate students.
515 Walnut St, Yankton, SD | (605) 668-5275 | Visit Website
Established in 1868, the Yankton Community Library is the oldest public library in the Dakota Territory. Moving from its 1906 Carnegie building to its current site at 515 Walnut Street in 1974, the Library provides informational, recreational, cultural, and educational needs through a wide variety of materials, services and programs. Patrons have access to library computers as well as WiFi and printer access.
Governed by a mayoral-appointed board of five along with one city and one county commissioner, the Library strives to be a mainstay within the community with a friendly staff always available to be of service to patrons.
The Library holds 72,000 books, 150 magazine and newspaper subscriptions, a DVD collection, music CDs, and an audiobook collection. Patrons can also access downloadable books, magazines and movies through the website as well as 34 electronic databases made available by the South Dakota State Library.
If you new to the area, or simply looking for a service, but unsure where to find it, try using Yankton County's Directory of Services!