Next Generation

Internships, Industry, and Keeping SD Grads Local

May 11, 2018
Lori Walsh

Education and workforce development are increasingly intertwined. About 60% of South Dakota graduates stay in the state after they finish their degree.   Partly to encourage that trend, Governor Dennis Daugaard has established partnerships between universities and industry. SDPB’s Jackie Hendry looks at two schools in western South Dakota: one setting the stage for a growing tech economy, and the other responding to community needs.

How To Keep Young Entrepreneurs In South Dakota

May 11, 2018
Jackelyn Severin

Andy Jorgensen and David Anderson are very different people. One lives in Sioux Falls and the other in the small community of Wilmot in northeastern South Dakota. One sells fireworks and the other repairs and restores vehicles. One went to tech school and the other got a traditional 4 year degree. However, they both had an ambition at a young age to start their own businesses. As you will hear throughout this story they also have many of the same views on how to support young entrepreneurs in South Dakota.