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.
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.
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:
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.Read More
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.Read More
Kaitlyn & the Kids
After connecting with the DLR in November of 2019, Kaitlyn turned a work experience into an employment opportunity.Read More
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 OJT Noah has made meaningful connections that assisted him in building his career.Read More
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?Read More
Job Hunting Tips
Currently there are thousands of job offerings on the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s job search platform SDWORKS.Read More
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.Read More
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?”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Whether you’ve got questions or need a little guidance, we’re ready to help.