Perhaps one of the most telling signs of the desire to continue learning beyond formal education is the thriving Community Education program in the Black Hills. Hundreds of local residents take advantage of Community Education classes each year, which a variety of classes – from fly fishing to belly dancing, scuba diving to canine communication. Check out what classes and programs are available through the Community Education program.
The facilities and equipment of local school districts are available to the program and most registrants are females between the ages of 40 and 75. For more informal learning, residents of all ages take part in book clubs, enroll in classes at one of a number of dance studios or take in a lecture series offered by the Career Learning Center. CLC also offers a GED program, and a number of skill training classes. Check out the classes and programs available through the Career Learning Center.
For those looking to earn a degree later in life, classes and degree programs are offered at the regental institutions (see universities) or one of the state’s four career and technical institutions or a number of post-secondary institutions who often cater to non-traditional learners.