Sue Chapman, director of the National Indian Council on Aging’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, recently visited South Dakota to attend the State Workforce Development Council’s annual meeting. The Workforce Development Council oversees implementation of workforce training programs in South Dakota funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Members of the Workforce Development Council represent various business, labor and education interests. A majority of its members are from the private sector.
The meeting was hosted by Daktronics, Inc., in Brookings. Daktronics, Inc. is a world leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large-screen video displays. They provided the space and as well as a tour of their very large facility.
The workforce meeting was very informative, and she was warmly received. Sue was given the opportunity to introduce NICOA to many who didn’t know that NICOA is a state partner. She was also able to update everyone on the progression of the 2020 American Indian Elders Conference, held in Reno, Nevada, August 17-21, 2020.
Thank you to the entire South Dakota Workforce Board; Kendra Ringstmeyer, director of workforce training; and Taige Tople, labor program specialist, for inviting her to this meeting.
If you would like more information on NICOA’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, call 505-292-2001 or send an email. If you are interested in participating in the program, fill out the pre-application form.