UPSKILL Sioux Falls: Cost sharing program to train employees

UPSKILL Sioux Falls seeks to assist businesses with upskilling or training their employees in high-demand occupations. The Sioux Falls Development Foundation will reimburse upskilling costs for eligible trainings up to 50% up to $3,000 per employee. Please see a list of trainings and certifications eligible for reimbursement below, and reach out to us to inquire.

Eligible Expenses

Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or Class B):

  • Learner Permit
  • Vehicle Inspection Training
  • Entry-Level Training Theory
  • Range and Behind-The-Wheel Training
  • Final Driving Exam/Skills Assessment
  • Reimbursement Rate & Limits

Please note: Employer internal trainer costs are capped at $31.51 per hour for a maximum of 121 hours.

Building and Trades training and certificates:

  • Construction Management Certification
  • Concrete Equipment and Testing Performance Certification
  • OSHA Forklift Training
  • Certified Signal Training
  • Professional Association training by PCI, NCPA, ACI, OSHA

Healthcare training and certificates:

  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Nurse Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
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Forward Sioux Falls is a unique, innovative program designed to grow and improve the Sioux Falls region. Created through a joint venture between the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, we work to outline strategic initiatives to grow jobs, businesses and quality of life.