Job Training for South Dakota

South Dakota Job Training
“The Mount Rushmore State”

South Dakota presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.

South Dakota Economic Overview

In 2016, South Dakota Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 47th with over $48 billion and ranked 23rd with a per capita GDP over $48,000. For June 2017, South Dakota had an employed workforce of over 440,000 and an unemployment rate of 3.0%. For 2016, South Dakota ranked 20th on cost of living.

The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to the America at large; South Dakota’s rank on this measure has risen from 45th to 24th.

South Dakota Income Per PersonSouth Dakota Locations for Job Training

Here at OJT.com, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in South Dakota, including the following major cities:

  • South Dakota Locations for Job TrainingRapid City
  • Sioux City
  • Sioux Falls

South Dakota Industries for Job Training

OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major South Dakota industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the South Dakota economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.

South Dakota Sector Sizes

South Dakota OJT supersectors with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large are the Mining, Logging, and Construction supersector, and the Government supersector.

Mining, Logging, and Construction. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Mining, Logging, and Construction is one of the top supersectors in South Dakota, with over with over 23,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Heavy Constructors, Inc.
  • Morris, Inc.
  • Midwestern Mechanical, Inc.
  • Hills Materials Company
  • Wharf Resources (USA), Inc.

Government. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Government is one of the top industries in South Dakota, with over 80,000 employed (18.3% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • State of South Dakota
  • South Dakota Department of Transportation
  • City of Sioux Falls
  • County of Pennington
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

South Dakota Growth Industries for Job Training

The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.

South Dakota Sector Growth

South Dakota OJT industries that grew their workforce 2% or more than the country at large are the Leisure & Hospitality supersector, the Information supersector, and the Other Services supersector.

Leisure & Hospitality. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Leisure & Hospitality is one of the top growth industries in South Dakota, relative to the rest of America, with over 48,000 employed (11.2% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Manufacturing employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 5.2% while the national average grew 2.6%.

Information. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Information is one of the top growth industries in South Dakota, relative to the rest of America, with almost 6,000 employed (1.4% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Information employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 1.7% while the national average contracted -0.9%.

Other Services. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Other Services is one of the top growth industries in South Dakota, relative to the rest of America, with over 16,000 employed (3.9% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Other Services employment between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 5% while the national average grew 2.7%.

South Dakota Occupations for Job Training

The following shows South Dakota occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.

South Dakota Job Opportunities

South Dakota Job Training Providers

South Dakota has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see South Dakota Training. See OJT trainers in South Dakota for additional training providers.

At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in South Dakota. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in South Dakota, OJT.com can help you.

Drop OJT.com a line today and let us help you with your job training needs! 

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