Pierre Economic Development Corporation renews commitment to Learn & Earn scholarships
The Pierre Economic Development Corporation has renewed its commitment for a second year to provide scholarship support for students taking the Learn & Earn program through Capital City Campus.
Members of PEDCO’s board approved offering $500 scholarships to the first 12 students who enroll in Dakota Wesleyan University’s Pierre-based program for August 2022.
PEDCO board chairman Andy Hubbart says they are always looking for ways to assist companies who need qualified employees. He says students who complete the Learn & Earn program will be ready for a professional level job.
DWU vice president of admissions and marketing Fredel Thomas says they know cost is always a concern for students and their families. PEDCO’s members understand the value of investing in scholarship support that can have a direct impact on the Pierre region’s workforce shortage.
The program, which began in August 2021, currently has eight students…