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Governor Noem’s Family First Initiative will be focusing on meaningful and sustainable employment and further developing a family, work, and life balance. This balance, along with additional skills and education, will lead to family and workplace success! As part of Governor Noem’s initiative, Lake Area Technical Institute will be facilitating soft skills, computer, and financial literacy training in several communities over the next year. These courses will provide practical knowledge to participants, by building positive relationships and receiving guidance in a neutral learning environment. Classes are open to all individuals of all economic and educational background, while reaching individuals who may have barriers to employment.

As part of Governor Noem’s Family First Initiative, Lake Area Technical Institute will be offering a Free “Bring Your “A” Game to Work” soft skills class to be held in a community near you!

Castlewood- Monday &Tuesday August 26 and 27th (8-12pm each day total 8-hour class)

De Smet- Tuesday Sept. 17th (8-5pm total 8-hour class)

Sisseton- Thursday & Friday Sept. 26 and 27th (8-12pm each day total 8-hour class)

Clark- Monday & Tuesday Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 (8-12pm each day total 8-hour class)

Milbank- Monday & Tuesday Oct. 7 and 8th (8-12pm each day total 8-hour class)

Brookings- Thursday & Friday Nov. 7 and 8th (8-12pm each day total 8-hour class)

Watertown- Thursday & Friday Dec. 5 and 6th (8-12pm each day total 8-hour class)

*Would you like to attend the class but are unable do to transportation or child care needs? They can help!! Let them know during the registration process. For additional information or to register for one of the above dates please feel free to use the following link:


Space is limited.  Additional information on the “Bring Your “A” Game to Work” soft skills class is below.


*Bring You’re a Game to Work, is designed to instill foundational workplace behaviors and values in today’s workforce. After completing the program, participants will understand the long-term benefits of work ethic, and setting a foundation for personal and professional success in the seven foundational workplace behaviors- Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability, Acceptance, Appreciation. Classes usually are a mix of first time employee’s entering the workforce, employees currently in the workforce, and individuals in job transition. The first part of the class is an introduction into why the work ethic gap and breaks down participants personality types and how those personalities work together. They will then transition to the 7 “A’s”- Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Acceptance, Appreciation, Accountability- Clarifying and Defining each one and speaking to how each participant can Commit to developing and carrying these values and behaviors forward in their personal and professional life. Each “A” has a activity at the end of the topic that attendees will participate in as group or individual to reemphasize the topic covered. The class wraps up with a capstone activity that connects the learning from each of the seven sections.