Governor Noem’s Family First Initiative focuses on meaningful and sustainable employment and further developing a family, work, and life balance. This balance, along with additional skills and education, will lead to family and workplace success. As part of Governor Noem’s initiative, Lake Area Technical College will facilitate soft skills, computer, and financial literacy training in several communities over the next year. These courses will provide practical knowledge to participants, by building positive relationships and receiving guidance in a neutral learning environment. Classes are open to all individuals of all economic and educational background, while reaching individuals who may have barriers to employment or receiving public assistance.