The city of Pierre is putting together an internship program for high school students. The program hopes to help solve a local workforce shortage.
Pierre has received a grant to help the city’s workforce development. The city plans to recruit students from Riggs High School and the Stanley County School District right as they’re graduating. The program targets students that don’t plan to go to college and connects them with local business leaders. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the project hopes to do more than just give students a job.