Build Dakota

The Build Dakota Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship to a technical school in the South Dakota, is now in the middle of their application cycle.  Julie Stevenson is Lake Area Tech’s Business Partner Specialist….

Stevenson says having community partnerships is critical to the success of the Build Dakota  program.  Scott Driscoll of Watertown Ford says the program helps his business find qualified workers…

Driscoll says the Scholarship is helping to fill a need with a shortage of technicians…..

In a effort to “stretch” the available dollars in the program, business partners have been invited to become a “stretch the millions” partner.  Chris Schilken of the Watertown Development Company says they are heavily invested in the Build Dakota program……

Stevenson says the demand for students is big right now…..

A complete list of Stretch the Million partners are on-line at  The Build-Dakota Scholarship is open to all technical school students in South Dakota. The deadline date to apply is April 15th, 2020.