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            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, November 9, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

                            

News Tips For Nov. 11 – 17, 2017

                                                 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Public Commitments; Public Meetings:

 

Monday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. CST – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be a guest on the first half of KGFX’s South Dakota Perspective with Mark Swartzell.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. CST, Pierre – The Economic Development Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 9:30 a.m. CST at 711 E. Wells Ave. Please contact Cassie Stoeser, GOED finance director, at 605-773-GOED (4633) for more information.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. CST, State Penitentiary – The Board of Pardons and Paroles will meet. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=74.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 12 p.m. CST, Pierre – The Department of Social Services’ Behavioral Health Advisory Council will hold a meeting at RedRossa Italian Grille. For more information, or to view the agenda, please visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=55.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. CST, Sioux Falls – The South Board of Nursing will hold a meeting at the board’s offices at 4305 S. Louise Avenue. Meeting materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=68.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 12 p.m. CST – The South Board of Podiatry Examiners will hold a meeting via conference call. Meeting materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=78.  

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. MST, Deadwood – The South Dakota Commission on Gaming will hold its quarterly meeting. The meeting will be held in the city commission chambers of Deadwood City Hall, located at 102 Sherman St.  

 

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 16-17, 8:30 a.m. CST, Pierre – The School Finance Accountability Board will meet on fourth floor of the Capitol Building, room 412, 500 E. Capitol Ave., in Pierre, beginning at 8:30 a.m. CST both days. A proposed agenda, including call-in information, is posted at http://doe.sd.gov/accountabilityboard/. The meeting will also be livestreamed at http://www.sd.net/room412/.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. MST, Rapid City – Representatives of the South Dakota Board of Regents will hold a Town Meeting to discuss South Dakota public higher education and the economic impact of the public university system. The public is invited.  The meeting will be held in the King Center Hall of Fame Room on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. For more information, contact Janelle Toman, 605-773-3455.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. CST, Pierre – The Health Care Solutions Coalition will meet in the Capitol on Thursday. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=145.

 

Friday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST, Pierre – The South Dakota Cosmetology Commission will hold a meeting at the Missouri River Plaza, 123 W. Missouri Ave., in the Sharpe Conference Room. For meeting materials and more information, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=21.

 

Friday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. MST, Rapid City – The South Dakota Board of Technical Professions will hold a meeting at the Board office, 2525 W. Main St., Suite 2. Meeting agenda and materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=37.  

 

 

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Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. MST, Pierre – Secretary Larry Zimmerman (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs) will speak at the Veterans’ Day Program at the Sturgis Vets Club on Main Street.

 

Tuesday, Nov.  14 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
  • Dupree, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST
  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
  • Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, to Thursday, Nov. 16 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will hold itinerant office hours. Both job seekers and employers interested in receiving employment and career services at no cost may visit or call during these office hours. More information on programs and services is available at www.sdjobs.org. Itinerant office hours will be held at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. MST, Rapid City – at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis & Clark Hall, Room L212.  For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager, Samantha McGrath or Jennifer Gross at 605-718-2956 during these office hours.  For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST, Sturgis – at 1401 Lazelle St., Meade Room or call 605-641-0965 during these office hours and 605-642-6900 at any other time. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1 – 3 p.m. CST, Redfield – at the Spink County Court House, third floor for more information during these hours, call 605-380-8930 and 605-626-2340 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12 – 3 p.m. CST, Mobridge – at the Mobridge Economic Development office, 205 2nd St. E., Suite 1. For more information during office hours, call 605-380-8930 and 605-626-2340 at any other time. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 1 – 4 p.m. MST, Rapid City – at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis & Clark Hall, Room L212.  For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager, Samantha McGrath or Jennifer Gross at 605-718-2956 during these office hours.  For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, to Saturday, Nov. 18 – Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work encompasses seven different skills including Appreciation, Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability and Acceptance. These soft skills and a willingness to take direction are generally more desired by employers than the specific skills a particular job requires. This workshop will be offered at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, Pierre – at The Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave. This is part one of a two-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Contact Kriss at 605-773-4755.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mitchell – at 1315 N. Main St. This is part one of the eight-hour course. For more information, call 605-995-8927 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST, Mitchell – at 1315 N. Main St. This is part two of the eight-hour course. For more information, call 605-995-8927 or visit
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST, Pierre – at 800 W. Dakota Ave. Chamber Community room. Employers are invited to come and learn about soft skills training for their employees. Please call 773-4755 to register. Lunch will be provided.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, Pierre – at The Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave. This is part two of a two-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Contact Kriss at 605-773-4755.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST, Spearfish – at the Spearfish Job Service, 1300 North Ave. For more information, call 605-642-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave. Registration and more information can be found at https://southeasttech.edu/academics/professionaleducationcertifications-1/bringyouragametowork/.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST, Pierre – at The Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave. Please register in advance of the class. Contact Kriss at 605-773-4755.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, to Thursday, Nov. 16 – Secretary of Labor and Regulation Marcia Hultman will speak about the Start Today SD registered apprenticeship program. She will be joined by a panel of business and industry representatives, sub-recipients and apprentices sharing real life examples and successes. Education, economic development, HR and businesses leaders are encouraged to attend. Contact Dawn Dovre at dawn.dovre@state.sd.us or 605-773-3094.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST, Rapid City – at Western Dakota Technical Institute, 800 Mickelson Drive, in the Event Center.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8 – 9 a.m. CST, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave., in the HUB Building, Room 303.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1 – 2 p.m. CST, Watertown – at Lake Area Technical Institute, 1201 Arrow Ave. NE, in the Student Center Building, Room 512.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 – 9 a.m. CST, Mitchell – at Mitchell Technical Institute, 1800 E. Spruce St., in the Technology Center Amphitheater.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 – 10 a.m. CST, Madison – Specialist from Wells Fargo Bank will hold a Financial Literacy Class at the Madison Job Service Office, 223 S. Van Eps Ave. This class will cover topics related to budgeting, credit counseling, and identity theft. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to sign-up, call 605-256-5300.  

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1 – 5 p.m. CST, Yankton – SD Human Services Center will be conducting walk-in interviews at the Yankton Job Service, 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124.  Positions available include CNA’s, Nurses, and Counselors For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Yankton General Education Development (GED) testing will take place at 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.GED.com.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10 – 11 a.m. CST, Vermillion – The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. will be hosting the quarterly Community Partners Meeting at the Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. This meeting is intended to bring partners in the community together to share information of services provided and share ideas of how to best serve the community. Parties interested in attending or wanting more information can call the Vermillion Department of Labor and Regulation at 605-677-6900.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, to Thursday, Nov. 16 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will host Job Search Assistance Programs (JSAP). JSAP is a workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. JSAP will be offered at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, Sisseton – at 10 E. Hickory St., Suite 3. For more information, call 605-698-3964 or visit www.sdjobs.org.  
  • Thursday Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST, Brookings – at 1310 Main Ave. S. For more information or to register, call 605-688-4350.

 

Wednesday, Nov.  15 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Wanblee, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
  • Timber Lake, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
  • Salem, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Yankton General Education Development (GED) testing will take place at 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.GED.com.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 1 – 3 p.m. CST, Brookings – Aramark (Jack’s Dining) will be conducting walk-in interviews at the Brookings Job Service, 1310 Main Ave. S. Participants encouraged to pre-apply at www.aramark.com. For more information, call 605-688-4350.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 1 – 3:30 p.m. CST, Vermillion – Specialists from Wells Fargo Bank will hold an educational workshop at the Vermillion Department of Labor and Regulation Office, 904 E. Cherry St. The on-site workshops are designed to help families track their spending, find ways to save money, sharpen their money management skills, and protect themselves from identity theft. There is no cost to attend. Individuals interested in attending or wanting more information can call 605-677-6900.

 

Thursday, Nov.  16 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST
  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
  • Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST
  • Plankinton, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

 

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