•  Komatsu Diesel Technology Training Program with NDSCS

    We have partnered with NDSCS in Wahpeton, North Dakota to create a two-year Diesel Technology - Komatsu program to develop professional service technicians. I have quickly bulleted a few highlights of this program below:

    • 2-Year Program
    • 3 Paid Internships
    • 70-100% Tuition Reimbursement upon program completion; dependent on grades
    • Guaranteed job after graduation

    Here is a quick video on the program and I have attached the program book as well - https://youtu.be/BUJ2Wvj_ni4

    Meghan Fitzgerald​
    Workforce Development Specialist
    General Equipment & Supplies, Inc 
    4300 Main Ave.



    ASSE-International Student Exchange Program

    Becoming an exchange student gives you more than knowledge about another country and its language and culture. A year abroad teaches you about building friendships, taking responsibility for yourself, respecting differences and tolerating the beliefs of others.

    Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. This is why the best universities, as well as corporations and professionals, look favourably on students who have spent a school year abroad. They know that former international exchange students bring a higher level of maturity and a global frame of reference to their university studies and activities.



    Nurse For A Day at Presentation College

    Students will work on hands-on activities in our on campus Simulation Center, and will connect with current Nursing students to hear about their experiences.

    Dates: January 21st, February 11th, and March 4th- this event is free and 10am-1pm is our time frame. 

    To Register: https://www.presentation.edu/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=72


    United States Senate Youth Program

    104 students will be selected for a Week-Long Government and Leadership Education Program and will receive a $10,000 Undergraduate college scholarship.


    Lake Area Tech Aviation Day:

    For students interested in a career in aviation or the army national gaurd.




    Seniors will take the NCRC in the Fall. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies skills necessary for workplace success. This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and verifies the following cognitive skills:
    Problem solving
    Critical thinking
    Reading and using work-related text
    Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
    Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
    Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
    Locating, synthesizing and applying information presented graphically
    Comparing, summarizing and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics

    Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys® assessments:
    Applied Math
    Graphic Literacy
    Workplace Documents

    WorkKeys assessments measure skills employers believe are critical to job success. Assessment questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.

    NCRC Website:



    Legislative Page:

    Each legislative session, high school students from across South Dakota have an opportunity for a firsthand look at the legislative process by serving as pages for the South Dakota Legislature. Pages are appointed to serve in the House of Representatives or the Senate for seven to 10 days during one of the five term periods.

    Legislative Page Website:



    Girls State:

    American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs for high school juniors, which focus on exploring the mechanics of American government and politics. The programs are sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary respectively. Applications due March 1st.

    Overview of what ALA SD Girls State is all about: https://youtu.be/aIQdqrurpTI

    South Dakota Girls State Website:



    Boys State:

    American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs for high school juniors, which focus on exploring the mechanics of American government and politics. The programs are sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary respectively.

    South Dakota Boys State Website:



    SD Youth Trooper Academy:

    Interested in a career in Law Enforcement?
    The Youth Trooper Academy is an intensive, one week, residential learning experience for young adults who are entering their senior year of high school or have just graduated high school in 2022. The Youth Trooper Academy is held at the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pierre, South Dakota

    More Information: https://www.sdlegion.org/sd-youth-trooper-academy/


    Lake Region Electric Youth Leadership Experience:

    Attention high school students! If your parent or guardian is an active member-owner of Lake Region Electric Association, you have a chance to take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beautiful Black Hills this summer for a youth leadership event If chosen, you will travel with other students from electric cooperatives throughout the state and take part in South Dakota’s Connect Con: A Youth Leadership Experience.. 

    Participants will stay on campus at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD., on July 26-29, and have the opportunity to sightsee, meet new friends and gain valuable leadership skills while taking part in our youth leadership activities. They will also be able to tour a local electric co-op and learn about “The Story Behind the Switch” and see how electricity is directed into their homes.



    Lake Region Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC:

    Attention all area high school students and whose parents or guardians are members of Lake Region Electric Association, Inc.,:  

    Here is your chance of a lifetime to experience an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 18-25.
    What makes electric cooperatives different from other utilities is that “giving something back to the community” is part of their business plan. Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington?Because it is important to learn about the political process to interact with your government. The student who wins this trip will walk away from this week as a better leader and a sense that they can make a difference. The Rural Electric Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s. Students compete for slots for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative.

    The featured speakers during National Youth Day provide insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Students gain a personal under-standing of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representa-tive and senators and explore the sights around the nation’s capitol. 

    During the trip, you’ll see tons of sites, meet teens from across the country and gain perspective on community and cooperatives.



    Beacom School of Business Summer Accounting Institute:

    Do you want to learn more about the accounting profession and earn college credit at the same time? If so, USD has the opportunity for you!