Governor Kristi Noem shook hands with local teens Monday while announcing an initiative to improve the state's workforce numbers. Noem is encouraging young minds to lead the way in a new Week of Work program.
Next April, for a week, 10th graders will shadow various businesses across the state to learn about a handful of career paths.
"We've got workforce challenges in South Dakota and a lot of our youth think they need to leave South Dakota for opportunities. I've talked to so many students when we did the pilot project of this that we ran recently, that they had no idea that these incredible jobs were right in our backyard," said Gov. Noem.
On Monday, the state is underway to recruit businesses for the program. B9Creations, a 3D printing manufacturer in Rapid City, is already on board.
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