This is a paid piece from the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.

Simplified: The Sioux Falls Development Foundation WIN in Workforce Summit will bring a full day of learning, sharing best practices and inspiration on how to prepare for future workforce needs. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming event.

Why it matters

  • Sioux Falls' unemployment rate hit historic lows this year, which means there are largely more open jobs than people to fill them. That's one reason why the Foundation is working on preparing the community for the workforce of the future.
  • This year's WIN in Workforce Summit will emphasize the role of technology in workforce development, especially as the majority of workers – up to 75% – will need to improve and upscale their digital literacy in the coming years, said Denise Guzzetta, vice president of talent and workforce development for the Foundation.
  • And, as artificial intelligence and improved technology automate more and more business operations, the summit will also explore the skills people need to succeed in a changing workforce.
"You're going to walk away with tangible, actionable items to take back to your team," Guzzetta said. "You'll also walk away with information about what is happening in some of these key economic indicators and what CEOs are paying attention to."

Tell me more about the event

The WIN in Workforce Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Attendees can choose different learning tracks, including talent attraction, talent retention and today's issues.

  • For example, one of the afternoon breakout sessions β€œCEO Talent Talks” will feature a panel including the CEOs of Aerostar, Click Rain, Grand Prairie Foods, Midco, and Viaflex.
  • Take a look at the full agenda here.

U.S. Olympian and author Nancy Kerrigan will give a keynote address in the morning, followed by a day full of learning sessions, panel discussions and opportunities for connection.

Last year's event reached more than 800 people, and the goal is to continue that momentum this year.

"Everybody needs to play a part in workforce," Guzzetta said. "It's not just our employers ... that's why you see anyone from high school and college students to educators, community leaders, business leaders of all levels – you see them coming in for this event."

How can I get tickets?

Tickets to the summit start at $20 and can be purchased here.