FAMILY FIRST INITIATIVE COMING TO CASTLEWOOD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 5, 2019               WATERTOWN, SD    In conjunction with the South Dakota Family First Initiative, Lake Area Technical Institute will be offering a free, two-day course in Castlewood, SD, on soft skills training called Bring Your “A” Game to Work.  The course will be held at the Castlewood Community Center on August 26 and 27 from 8:00 am-12:00 noon each day for a total of 8 hours.

South Dakota Governor Kristi 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 Tech will facilitate soft skills, computer, and financial literacy training in several South Dakota 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.

The first course in the tour series, Bring Your “A” Game to Work is designed to instill foundational workplace behaviors and values in today’s workforce.  After completing the class, participants will understand the long-term benefits of work ethic, and establishing a foundation for personal and professional success in the seven foundational workplace behaviors- Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability, Acceptance, and Appreciation.

Bring Your “A” Game to Work is a great class for first time employees entering the workforce, employees currently in the workforce, individuals in job transition, or for someone who just wants to better their soft skills.

Classes are open to individuals of all economic and educational background, while reaching individuals who may have barriers to employment or currently receiving public assistance.  Child care and transportation options are available for individuals attending this class.

For more information and to register, go to www.lakeareatech.edu or call 605.882.5284 or 1.800.657.4344.