Workforce Connections

Supporting adults to further their education and training.

What Services Will I Receive from the Workforce Connections Program?

The Workforce Connections Program provides navigation support, mentoring, and advocacy to individuals pursuing adult education.

Supports can include:

  • Support Obtaining a GED®
  • Career Exploration
  • Mentoring to Pursue Further Education and Training
  • Assistance with Education and Training Expenses
  • Assistance with Other Emergency Expenses
  • Resource Navigation
  • Resume Development
  • Developing Interview Skills

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What is the Workforce Connections Coalition?

A group of area community partners who collaborate to reach the goals of the Workforce Connections Program. Activities of the Coalition will include:

Supports can include:

  • Sharing expertise including workforce development strategies.
  • Serving as advocates to promote the program.
  • Providing agency and organization updates that benefit the participants.

Program Goals

  • To increase the number of individuals entering education and training programs that lead to higher wages. 
  • To create a workforce to meet employer needs. 

Why Participate?

  • Increased education and training are fundamental to improving the well-being of families and communities in the Black Hills. 

Who is this for?

  • Individuals with a high school diploma or GED® who want to refresh their academic skills to pursue further education and training. 

  • Individuals without a high school diploma who want to earn their GED® and pursue further education and training. 

Workforce Connections was funded by a grant awarded by the John T. Vucurevich Foundation. The grant funding provides assistance and support to adult education students so that they can enter into and succeed in post-secondary programs that ultimately lead to wages for families to be self-sufficient, while creating a pipeline to meet high-demand, high-wage jobs in the Rapid City area. The project will be implemented through BHSSC’s Career Learning Center of the Black Hills, located on Watertown Street in North Rapid City.