Leaders in education, business, government and non-profits are collaborating to expand and improve the region’s workforce by training, mentoring, recruiting and placing qualified candidates for an abundance of unfilled jobs in the Sioux Falls market. Lon Clemensen, the person handling several initiatives on behalf of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, spoke at the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls Monday, Feb. 6. Clemensen, vice president of workforce development, discussed an elaborate new “one-stop” website for prospective applicants, plans for a “Back to SoDak” three-day event next summer to recruit former residents and outreach to unemployed or underemployed people in specific targeted groups. Those include reformed criminal offenders, the disabled, immigrants and refugees, retirees, at-risk youth, the homeless and veterans.
On MARCH 6, 2016, Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls will meet at the State Theater!
Program Highlights February 6, 2017:
  • A Community Portal will be launched on February 15, 2017.  It is for 1 stop, on line shopping for people who are interested in locating to Sioux Falls
  • There will be sections on living, working, playing and growing
  • They will cover, health care, cost of living, retirement, have career sectors, entertainment, family life, and education opportunities.
  • For the future, Phase II will be in Spanish and in Phase III, companies and employees will be featured
  • Shadow Ed, the CTE Academy, and SE Tech feature career based training, internships and on the job training
Next Week’s Program:
Kayla Eitreim, President Junior Achievement—Why JA?   Illustrating Impact of Junior Achievement in South Dakota
February 6, 2017 attendance:
  • Meeting attendance was 69 out of 301 or 23%
  • 47 out of 69 members in attendance were Paul Harris Fellows or 68%
  • Also, present:  3 Junior Rotarians; 4 Guests; 3 Visiting Rotarians