布莱克山地区是一个充满活力和多样化的劳动力的家园. 从技术行业到医疗保健再到技术,每个人都有机会. But finding the right job or training program can be daunting. Fortunately there is a strong regional workforce ecosystem to support the needs of businesses and job seekers.

These organizations throughout the Black Hills ecosystem are committed to helping people succeed in the workforce. There is a wide range of resources, including apprenticeships, job placement, training, and education. 无论你是在寻找一份新的职业,还是只是想提高技能, we can help you find the resources you need to succeed.

Career Readiness

Apprenticeship Training

  • SD DLR Registered Apprenticeships
  • StartTodaySD - Part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship system, StartTodaySD帮助满足行业对熟练劳动力的需求. Nationally, the Registered Apprenticeship program has trained millions of qualified individuals for lifelong careers since 1937.
  • AETech Electrical Training Center provides a 4-month Apprentice training program that can be taken as an Electrical Apprenticeship educational course or as a source of education for a working apprentice, or as a pre-employment class to get a great start in the trade. The exam prep course has been of benefit for many working electricians as they prepare to take their Journeyman, Master, Electrical Contractor or Electrical Inspector licensing exams. They also provide continuing education classes on the National Electrical Code to help electricians meet their NEC Code CEU requirements for license renewal and to help them learn of code changes.
  • Apprenticeship USA - one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.
  • Human Learning Services - JobCorps - A residential education and vocational training program that is available at no cost to qualified youth ages 16 - 24. 提供GED或高中文凭和技术贸易培训.
  • 南达科他州管道供暖制冷承包商协会 为会员提供将其员工纳入学徒计划的机会. The SDAPHCC provides the curriculum and administers the program, while the member provides on-the job training.  此外,该计划已得到联邦劳工部的批准.
    • 在管道,暖通空调,钣金和制冷方面提供学徒.
    • 函授课程由联邦学徒培训局批准
    • Program is approved for Post 9/11 Veteran's Education Benefits
  • Rapid Fire Protection, Inc. 当你学习四年的学徒计划时,提供全国认可的收入.
  • Lineman Central Merchant Job Training & Safety Lineman Program 远程学习课程是为初级电力公司人员量身定制的吗. The program serves as related technical instruction for use in an apprenticeship program leading to journeyman certification when coupled with structured on-the-job training.
  • Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund is a model education partnership which produces the best-trained and most up-to-date electrical apprentices and journeyworkers in the country. 电气工人接受电信布线方面的培训, fiber optics, fire alarms, programmable logic control, power quality, safe job practices, the National Electrical Code, and much, much more.
  • Midwestern Mechanical Trades Academy – Plumbing, HVAC & Fire Protection Apprentice Programs
  • Funding Sources for Registered Apprenticeship Programs - apprenticeships are a valuable talent development tool  but often require investment to make them successful. 检查这些资金来源和策略,以帮助增加和扩大您的计划.

 Job Placement & Employment Support Services

  • South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
  • Rapid City Job Service Office provides and facilitates support, 为在南达科他州寻找工作的个人提供教育和培训. They partner with government, non-profit, business and educational organizations to provide the tools and resources necessary for sustainable employment and economic self-sufficiency.
  • SDWorks is DLR’s online jobs database featuring job listings statewide.
  • Goodwill Job Center 将求职者与工作人员和技术联系起来,以搜索和申请工作, improve computer skills and access community resources.
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program 与非营利组织和政府机构建立伙伴关系,为个人提供服务, age 55 or older, the opportunity for a valuable part-time work experiences and other training activities to become competitive in today’s workforce.
  • BlackHillsHelpWanted.com 由RegionalHelpWanted主办的布莱克山地区招聘板.com.
  • Elevate Rapid City Career Center offers a premier job board to connect companies and job seekers. Investors of Elevate Rapid City can post a job for free. Contact us to learn how.

Staffing and Temp Agencies

  • Adecco USA develops a customized solution that can be scaled to meet a company's short-term and long-term workforce needs.
  • PeopleReady 专门提供快速可靠的按需劳动力和高技能工人. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality.
  • Kelly Services 帮助公司招聘和管理技术工人,帮助求职者找到好工作.

Higher Education and Career Training

Career & Specialty Training

  • Paul Mitchell Beauty School - Rapid City
  • South Dakota Barber College -在9个月内自信、方便地从巴伯学院毕业,并获得奖学金.
  • The Salon Professional Academy in Rapid City
  • Career Learning Center of the Black Hills
    • Black Hills Special Services Cooperative
      • National Farmworker Jobs Program - Participants must be at or below poverty income guidelines and be a seasonal or migrant farm or ranch worker for a minimum of 12 consecutive months in the last two years.
        • Services include: On-the-job training, English as a Second Language, Literacy/Adult Basic Education, GED, 定制技能培训或高等技术教育.
      • 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.
      • Community Education of the Black Hills provides affordable lifelong learning for all walks of life to enjoy classes in Languages, Arts, Body & Mind, History & Culture, Active Living, and much more. Learn a skill, discover a hobby, and meet new friends in many communities in the Black Hills region!
      • Great Plains Welding Academy is a customized training facility for students to learn the fundamentals for starting a successful and rewarding welding career. A student will receive 8 nationally recognized welder qualifications and a certificate of completion through GPWA upon completing 240 credit hours.
      • Black Hills School of Real Estate - This site provides information that can help you understand what's involved in starting down the path to becoming a Realtor®. 南达科他州对预许可和许可有非常具体的要求.
      • Hot Rod Institute is dedicated to providing a quality, specialized education to students with the passion and determination to achieve success in the Hot Rod and Specialty Automotive Industry.

Community & Technical Colleges / Colleges and Universities

Health Specific Education Resources

Finance Resources

Student & Talent Pipeline Development


  • Rapid City Area Schools
    • College & Career Planning 高中是关于与学术和职业相关的经历 & 技术教育课程,包括与行业合作伙伴的学习经验, 有机会通过先修课程和双学分获得大学学分, employment ready experiences such as jobs shadows, internships, service learning and/or qualifying for industry certifications. In addition, RCAS provides supports for college advising, application and scholarship applications, and campus visits.
    • RCAS Academies & Pathways - A pathway is a course of study housed with one of three academies (high school graduation requirements will be embedded) offered in Rapid City's two comprehensive high schools: Central High School and Stevens High School. 每个路径将包括围绕职业主题组织的两到三门课程.
    • Work-Based Learning - Work-based and career-connected learning opportunities are a way for students to learn first-hand the demands, expectations, and preparation needed for a career in industry.

Youth Resources

  • Youth Job Training & Workforce Engagement
    • Project Skills – Black Hills Works is a paid work experience program for high school students with disabilities; providing students with opportunities to learn different employment skills in a variety of job placements.
    • Family Connections Center provides a variety of services for youth to access education, employment, and live independently. Serves individuals ages 16-24.
    • Job Corps is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16–24.
  • Summer Job Placement
    • SD Department of Labor and Regulation Summer Passport Series involves virtual & in-person career workshops for ages 14-24 to provide opportunities for career exploration, job readiness and work-based learning.
  • Child Care Support
    • Youth & Family Services
      • YFS Child Development Center serves children, ages 4 weeks through third grade.
      • Home-Based Head Start is a federally funded, no-cost, 以家长为中心的项目,为低收入儿童或残疾儿童提供服务, ages 0-5, and their families. Home visitors work with families on a weekly basis.
      • Rapid City Head Start offers no-cost preschool program that serves low-income children, ages 3-5, and their families.
  • Youth Engagement
    • Youth & Family Services
      • Girls Inc. of Rapid City -“智慧行动”有助于培养女孩对科学的热情和技能, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
      • Middle School Program was designed with help from area youth to be a fun, safe, and engaging space for middle school youth. The programming incorporates balanced educational and recreational activities to enhance skills needed for positive youth development.
    • SD Mines
      • STEM Summer Camps offer a fun intro to science and engineering. These pre-college experiences are designed to expose students to how science works in the real world by providing exciting hands-on experiences.
      • Youth Programs 包括各种各样的事件和活动,以汇集广泛的学者观众, professionals, and students.

Targeted Services


  • Black Hills Wire -为空军和国民警卫队的男女军人提供资源, along with their families, 充满了信息和资源,可以进入地区组织, use available discounts, and meet other people in the area.
  • Ellsworth AFB M&FRC supports and maintains mission readiness by assisting individuals and families with adaptation to the challenges and demands of the military lifestyle.
    • Employment Assistance Program supports military and family members, retirees, and DoD civilian employees in achieving short- and long-term employment and career goals through employment skills counseling, resources for self-employment, and education and training resources.
  • Military Spouses
  • Active-Duty Military & Transitioning Service Members
    • Skillbridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. 
    • Transition Assistance Program
  • Veterans
    • Veterans Business Outreach Center 是否提供创业培训等创业发展服务, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & 有兴趣创办或发展小企业的预备役成员和军人配偶.
      • Boots2Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.
      • South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
      • Department of Veteran Affairs
        • TAP provides information, resources, and tools to Service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life. 服役人员在离职前一年或退休前两年开始TAP.
        • Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
        • Veterans Employment Services - if you're a veteran or service member looking for your first civilian job after the military, wanting a career change, or hoping to start your own business, 这是你寻找资源的首选网站,可以帮助你规划一条新的道路.
        • Veteran-Owned Small Business Support If you have a Veteran-Owned Small Business, you may qualify for advantages when bidding on government contracts—along with access to other resources and support—through the Vets First Verification Program.
        • Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31) (Formerly Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) - If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment can help.
        • Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) -  offers free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit.
        • VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) supports Veterans and service members who are transitioning from military to college life, and certain qualified dependents.
        • Cornerstone Rescue Mission Veteran’s Ministry - Assistance provided by case managers ranges from replacing birth certificates and obtaining photo I.D.s to arranging for medical services, 获得衣物,并与我们在社区的服务联系起来.
        • Volunteers of America – Northern Rockies Veterans Outreach Center 为退伍军人和他们的家人提供了一个安全的交流场所.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It serves as a point of entry into the human services continuum of care for eligible veterans. Veteran Affairs case managers are on site by appointment to help veterans reintegrate into the community by connecting them with resources for housing, employment, healthcare and other basic life necessities.
        • Camp Rapid Family Readiness Group
        • Black Hills Military Advisory Coalition seeks to unify the voices of our community leaders to strengthen the connection between the military and community.
        • SD Mines Veteran Resource Center provides South Dakota Mines veterans with a relaxing place to study or simply connect with other campus veterans. 位于苏贝克中心的低层,靠近学生活动区, the VRC is sponsored jointly by South Dakota Mines and Western Nebraska Community College TRIO Veterans Upward Bound, a program funded by the Department of Education.

Native American Resources

  • Black Hills Center For American Indian Health is a non-profit organization focused on improving the health and wellness of American Indian tribes, communities, and peoples through research, service, education, and philanthropy.
  • Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board 致力于通过宣传改善印度国家的健康状况, public health education, direct care, and epidemiological support.
  • Native American Heritage Association 是否致力于以紧急粮食供应和基本生活必需品战胜饥饿.
  • 美国原住民护理教育中心-南达科他州立大学 provides a place where Native American students achieve their dreams and aspirations of entering and transitioning to professional nursing roles, poised to promote health and well-being of Native people.
  • Native Healing Program – Oglala Sioux Tribe provides alcohol and substance treatment to the Rapid City (Mni Luzahan) Native American Community and other affiliated tribes in the region, for adolescents and adults. Specifically, offering: individual counseling; family counseling; substance use counseling; psychological assessments; outpatient substance use treatment; grief counseling. Also, providing Codependency Workshops, 12 hour DUI class, substance abuse treatment needs assessments, talking circle.
  • NDN Collective 是一个由原住民领导、致力于建立原住民权力的组织吗. NDN基金会向土著领导的组织提供赠款, Tribes, groups, projects and individuals whose work, goals, and intentions align with the NDN mission, values, core principles and strategies.
  • Northern Plains Reservation Aid™ program provides food, water, 为美洲土著长者提供保健产品和紧急救济服务, 生活在北部平原保留地的贫困家庭和儿童.
  • Oaye Luta Okolakiciye is a Lakota-based nonprofit 501c3 organization that promotes healing by providing continuum substance abuse prevention, intervention, and recovery education.
  • Office of Native Ministry – Diocese of Rapid City 作为本地社区和教区之间的联络人.
  • Oyate Health Center is a tribally-owned and operated walk-in primary care clinic located in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Rural America Initiatives partners with the whole family to help American Indian children and youth acquire tools to thrive in the contemporary environment and to support cultural values.
  • South Dakota Education Equity Coalition is a community of stakeholders committed to promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments for future generations.
  • Title VI – Indian Education – Rapid City Area Schools team combines Lakota language teachers, paraprofessionals, Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings teachers, and social workers to further curriculum development, training, teaching, 社会/情感学习根植于学生的文化熟练程度, families, and staff in the district.
  • Tiospaye Scholar Program – SD Mines aims to increase the number of American Indian students graduating with degrees in engineering, science, and mathematics through support in five areas: Financial, Academic, Professional, Cultural, Social.
  • Wambli Ska Okolakiciye is a Native-led nonprofit in Rapid City, SD. The organization has been successful in paving the way for innovative programs in the community and securing important collaborations with community leaders, peer organizations, and social service partners.

Poverty & Houselessness

  • Cornerstone Rescue Mission
  • OneHeart providing transitional housing and co-locating a variety of services - from addiction and mental health counseling to life skills and job training - to efficiently, effectively and collectively help our neighbors without homes move into permanent housing and a better quality of life.
  • Hope Center offers basic, unique, and unduplicated services to members of our community in need of assistance.
  • Journey On 通过潘宁顿县调度中心向无家可归的社区成员提供援助, Journey On Phone Line, and Proactive Outreach.
    • The Street Team Outreach Program at Journey On seeks to fill a persistent need in Rapid City for community-initiated responses to public safety needs. 
    • STEPS 这个项目的重点是帮助16-24岁无家可归的年轻人. STEPS partners with two drop-in centers in Rapid City, Wambli Ska and The Circle, 为需要帮助的青少年提供外联服务和交通工具,帮助他们消除住房障碍, education, self-care, and community connections.
  • Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition works to address involuntary homelessness by ensuring that adequate services are available and accessible, 使无家可归者能够利用服务并实现自给自足, 提高社区对无家可归问题的认识和反应, and seeking long-term societal change. 
  • Wrap-Around Workforce Support Organizations


  • Western Dakota Tech - Second Chance Pell
  • Volunteers of America – Northern Rockies Adult Re-Entry

Special Needs Employment

Talent Attraction

  • Dakota Roots - SDDLR 帮助人们与真正的南达科他州社区和机会联系起来. Job Advisors use your experience and skills to match you with the lifestyle you’re looking for. 
  • Elevate Rapid City Relocate – Talent Attraction Grant provides reimbursement dollars for Black Hills area employers that bring talent from outside South Dakota to live, work, and enjoy the Black Hills.