The terms of agreement between the University of South Dakota and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development show that GOED will pay up to $212,500 to USD for students who enroll in a 12-credit, four-course curriculum to learn information technology skills as part of the expansion by Eagle Creek Software into Vermillion. The project is estimated by state officials to eventually generate 1,000 jobs across South Dakota, including 200 at a center at Vermillion. USD will create a training academy. Eagle Creek will select the students, who can receive a three-month internship with Eagle Creek and ultimately apply for a job as an IT consultant at Eagle Creek. USD also is looking at a master degree program as part of the project. GOED agrees to pay USD up to $4,000 per undergrad and up to $5,000 per student for the master program. The state Board of Regents, whose members govern the state universities, is scheduled to look at this deal next week. The agreement is already signed by USD president Jim Abbott and state Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello. USD will offer three of the courses in data querying and preparation, data science and analytics, and deriving knowledge from data “at scale,” while Dakota State University will offer the fourth, in data systems.