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NHTC Services

Vocational Services

Vocational training is a crucial aspect of our mission. We assist and train our individuals with the skills needed to work a job, so they can improve themselves and their community.


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Supported Employment Program

The Supported Employment Program works with community partners to help individuals find jobs that match their interests. We offer support throughout the entire job search process, tailored to the needs and preferences of the job seeker.

NHTC has a goal to help those who desire to work in their community to achieve that goal. NHTC, the individual receiving employment services, and the local businesses have a great success record of helping individuals work in an integrated work setting and earn at least minimum wage. 

All NHTC employment specialists are certified in Customized Employment and have three employment specialists who are Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP). These certifications give NHTC more tools and opportunities to help our individuals find substantial competitive employment in the community.     

NHTC supports individuals working at the following Spearfish businesses: City of Spearfish, Spearfish Rec & Aquatic Center, Pizza Ranch, Quik Signs, Walmart of Spearfish, McDonald’s, Safeway, Juneks, Masters, Sodexo, Nona’s, E.T. Sports – Belle Fourche, Black Hills Pioneer, North Pointe Daycare, Liberty Tax, Metzger’s Animal Clinic, Culver’s, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Prairie Hills Transit.

Group Employment Program

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The Group Employment Program offers one-of-a-kind job opportunities in our community that provide individuals with hands-on support to help them succeed.

Each job crew/enclave is staffed with a job coach who provides transportation, teaches job skills, ensures that the end product is satisfactory for the businesses served, and that each member of the crew is having fun and finds their work rewarding. Over the years we have developed an excellent rapport with the businesses we serve. In many instances, our individuals have become an integral part of their labor pool. 

NHTC has job crews and enclaves in the following Spearfish businesses: U.S. Forest Service- Northern Hills Ranger District, Perkins, Matthew’s Opera House, All Angels Episcopal Church, U.S. D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, City of Spearfish, Day’s Inn, in-house yard/moving crew, Highmark Federal Credit Union – Belle Fourche and Spearfish, Spearfish Chamber of Commerce, Bomgaars and Treasures Thrift Store.

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