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Career Launch SD

Launch Your Career

Figuring out your future – and your future career – can be hard work.

As the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation, our job is knowing the details you need to level up your life. We do the work to make your dream career a reality. We’re 100% free of charge and 100% ready to help.

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Career Tools

Getting started is half the battle. We have tools to help you soar past imagining the possibilities to exploring them, including career interest surveys, apprenticeship info and tuition assistance resources.

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How We Help

Career Launch SD is a no-cost career exploration resource. We help you develop the skills you need to succeed – skills like these:

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Resume & Cover Letter
Writing

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Financial Awareness

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Interviewing Skills

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Application Help

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High School Equivalency
Assistance

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Job Search Assistance

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Launchpad Blogs

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Summer Job Fairs 2022

Rapid City Career Advisor, Bill, coordinated a Summer Job Fair on March 31, for more than 600 students at Rapid City Central High School.
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School Website Pilot Project

An innovative partnership between the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC) and the Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) will help reduce barriers between schools and the families they serve.
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Kaitlyn & the Kids

After connecting with the DLR in November of 2019, Kaitlyn turned a work experience into an employment opportunity.
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Rapid City Youth Finds New Career through On-the-Job Training

Noah started working with DLR Career Advisor Cha while he was a Senior at Stevens High School in Rapid City. With OTJ Noah has made meaningful connections that assisted him in building his career.
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Boost Your Career

So, you’ve got your high school diploma or a GED® credential. Are you thinking you’re ready to take your career to the next level?
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Job Hunting Tips

Currently there are thousands of job offerings on the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s job search platform SDWORKS.
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Future Proofing Your Career

How can you future proof your career when you don’t know what the future holds? Career Launch SD is a good place to start.
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Get Work Experience to Get Hired

Lots of jobs require experience to get hired. A lot of people think, “How can I get experience when I can’t get a job?”
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Career Information You Can Trust

With hundreds of career choices how do you know where to start? Can you trust what you find? The Labor Market Information Center (LMIC) develops career materials you can count on.
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Preston: Youth Work Experience Success Story

Preston, a Hanson High School student, came to the Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) Job Service office in Mitchell with concerns he would be unable to graduate high school.
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Whether you’ve got questions or need a little guidance, we’re ready to help.

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