Career Connections

Thank you for your interest in the Career Connections Program with the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. In partnership with your school and our local businesses, this program is designed to connect you during your junior and senior high school years to business mentorship, provide financial assistance for concurrent/dual-credit coursework, and coordinate a work experience before your high school graduation. In short, the Career Connections Program will prepare you for not just a job, but a career.


To ensure we make the greatest possible impact in your lives and to help expose you to a variety of career pathways, our employment partners come from the financial, healthcare, government service, manufacturing and telecommunications industries.



PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WILL:

  • • Attend classes at home high school and at CTE Academy, USD Community College for Sioux Falls or Southeast Technical Institute.
  • • Begin concurrent or dual-credit coursework free of charge at CTE Academy, USD Community College for Sioux Falls or Southeast Technical Institute while completing a high school diploma within the Sioux Falls School District.
  • • Receive financial assistance to cover tuition, books and fees at USD Community College for Sioux Falls or Southeast Technical Institute while in high school.
  • • Enroll in classes that have been approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents to transfer to other public South Dakota colleges and universities.
  • • Take part in an exciting program that encourages career industry goals.


TIMELINES FOR THE CAREER CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

Student applications are due by March 15, 2020. Each student will need to submit a copy of his/her high school transcript, one recommendation from a high school counselor and two recommendations from personal references. Students are encouraged to share their personal life experiences and any career interests as part of their submission.


If you have questions about the Career Connections Program, please email Denise Guzzetta at deniseg@siouxfalls.com and Dr. Gregg Talcott at gregg.talcott@k12.sd.us.


 •  Student Application Form
 •  Counselor Recommendation Form
 •  Personal Recommendation Form
 •  Consent to Release Information
 •  Career Connections Program Information