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Office of Access and Workforce Opportunity

The Office of Access and Workforce Opportunity at Southeast Technical College works to encourage a campus climate that values diversity and inclusion while providing access to career training, employment and personal and professional support to meet the needs of our regional workforce.

Kira Kimball

"We have a community that’s increasing in its diversity and that represents our workforce of the future. No matter what industry we’re in, we need to be preparing our workplace to reflect that."

– Kira Kimball, STC Foundation Board, From 2020 SiouxFalls.Business article

Areas of Impact

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First-Generation Supports

  • Peer mentors
  • First-generation networking meals and activities
  • 8th grade events
  • First-generation celebration on Nov. 8
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Multilingual Learners

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Community Resources

  • 211 Helpline Center
  • Mental Health Resources - 988, The Compass Center, Avera and Sanford Health
  • External Supports
  • Drug and background check for Pell Grant and other income-based students
  • DLR-WIOA partners
  • Help students connect

Community and Wellness Resources for Students

Southeast Technical College is committed to student success and provides a variety of internal services, regardless of program or credit load. We also want to connect students to free community resources such as diaper giveaways, food pantries and even assistance with housing or bills, as well as organizations and resources to assist in our student's mental health and wellbeing. 

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About Access and Workforce Opportunity at Southeast Tech

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South Dakota Native Homeowner Coalition (SDNHC) Scholarships

This $3,000-$10,000 scholarship is for Native American students who are entering the following programs: Commercial, General or Residential Construction certificates; Construction Management Technology; Architectural Engineering Technology; Civil Engineering Technology; Land Surveying Science Technology; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Electrician; HVAC diploma; Mechanical Systems; Plumbing Technology diploma; and Welding diploma. Students receiving the scholarship must create a Federal Student Aid IDcomplete the FAFSA and submit a FERPA information release form. The SDNHC Scholarship can only cover tuition and fees.

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Summer Hours

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed


The Southeast Technical College Office of Access and Workforce Opportunity is located in Room 108 of the Mickelson Center, 2320 North Career Avenue.

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