National American University and Dress for Success Black Hills have joined forces to help job seekers be well-prepared and well-dressed for the workforce.
The sheer volume of information a job seeker needs can be daunting — resumes, cover letters, interview skills, social media, networking and more. NAU provides career readiness classes and online resources for its students. Dress for Success offers job seekers some career development tools and professional clothing.
In March, the two nonprofits launched a collaboration in Rapid City that gives women skills to find employment, along with clothing appropriate for interviews.
NAU attracts a diverse mix of students, many of whom are adult learners. Seventy-five percent are low-income, 68 percent are single, divorced or widowed, 69 percent are female, 35 percent are low-income single parents and 75 percent come from low-income households with children.