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Build Dakota Match Fair

Southeast Tech is excited to share information about our Sponsor A Scholar Program. This program is a great opportunity for your company to leverage Build Dakota Scholarship funds to help you connect with a prospective student coming into your field. 

If your company hires students from one of these programs, then we would like to invite you to our Build Dakota Match Event:



Automotive Technician

Civil Engineering Technician

Collision Repair & Refinish Tech

Computer Network Security

Computer Programming

Computer Technician

Construction Management

Diesel Technician



HVAC/R Technician

Land Surveying Science

Mechanical Engineering Tech


Network Administrator

Plumbing/Mechanical Systems

Software Support Specialist

System Administrator


The Build Dakota Match Event on April 7, 2017 is your opportunity to meet prospective students from these programs that are interested in connecting with a sponsor. At this event your company can meet and interview potential students that are enrolled to attend Southeast Tech in the fall and are interested in securing a Build Dakota scholarship by making a commitment to a sponsoring company.  To register, please complete the registration form below.

There will be an informational meeting for companies starting at 11:30. Table set up will begin at 12:00 with the match event starting at 12:30.  The event will be conducted similar to a job fair where the students will rotate through the company tables. Interview rooms will be available if needed. Please register for this event no later than March 16, 2016.

What is Build Dakota?

Build Dakota is a scholarship program created through a $50 million investment funded by a $25 million donation from T. Denny Sanford and a $25 million contribution from the South Dakota Future Fund.

Build Dakota Scholarships will be awarded to skilled scholars entering high-need workforce programs at Southeast Tech. Build Dakota is a full ride scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, tools and laptop.

How Sponsor A Scholar Works

Industry partners who sponsor a Build Dakota Scholar with half of the total college expenses can request funds from the Build Dakota Scholarship to fund the remaining expenses. Southeast Tech will use the remaining Build Dakota Scholarship dollars to offer additional scholarships to other students.

Sponsor A Scholar: 50/50 Build Dakota is a great way to leverage Build Dakota funds to grow your company’s workforce. Companies can use this program to “grow their own” by up-skilling their current workforce or using their network of employees to identify a student that they would be willing to sponsor to enroll at Southeast Tech. Industry partners have the option to offer the student an employment agreement in exchange for their investment into the student’s education.

For more information about this event, please contact Chellee Nemec at 605-367-7464 or

Please select which program(s) you are willing to sponsor a student from. To select more than one program, select Ctrl on your keyboard when making selections.
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