DWU Learn & Earn program in Pierre taking applications for fourth cohort

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- Dakota Wesleyan University’s Learn & Earn program offered at the Capital City Campus in Pierre is accepting applications for its fourth cohort, which will begin in August.

The program, offered entirely on site in Pierre, is a 16-month path to a professional career and associate degree for students.

Coordinator Jessica Carr says the program is intentionally set up differently than traditional post secondary education opportunities.

Carr says the Learn & Earn curriculum can be somewhat adjusted according to students interests.

Carr says she’s always willing to chat with businesses that may be interested in working with the students in the program.

Classes for the fourth Learn & Earn cohort begin Aug. 26, 2024. Carr says they’ll take enrollment until that date.

Carr says the curriculum is designed to prepare students to fill professional roles in Pierre and surrounding areas, while simultaneously earning professional certifications. She says the program also includes an added opportunity for students to complete a bachelor’s degree.

For more information, visit www.dwu.edu/learn-earn. There’s information available for students, business partners and mentors.