Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Workforce Development

This committee usually meets the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber Boardroom (room 207). Call the Chamber to confirm date and time.

Chair: Dustin Baertsch, Workforce Development Coordinator, Associated General Contractors of South Dakota
Vice Chair: Ryan Harris, Workforce Development Coordinator, Rapid City Economic Development Partnership

Staff Liaison: Debbie Leber

Mission Statement

Connecting employers and educators for the development of Rapid City's present and future workforce.

Objectives: Host the Business to Business Expo/February Mixer, host lunch and learns and other learning opportunities, partner with Chamber businesses who are working toward the same goals, connect businesses and educators towards the common goal of workforce development.

Sept. 8, 2017
Sept. 15, 2017

Program Of Work (pdf)

Scholarship Availability
Scholarships have been given out for 2017.
These scholarships are available around the end of February or first part of March each year. Please check back at that time.

Committee Members

Suzi Aadland
Carla Allard-Watson
Dustin Baertsch
Wes Brown
Heidi Bulman
Sandy Burns
Bill Christensen
Michael Deveraux
Laura Dyer
Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis 
Catherine Greseth
Jenny Griffin
David Gustafson

Liz Hamburg
Jacob Hamik
Michelle Heins
Jesse Herrera
Tamie Hopp
Sherri Horan
Aaron Jacobs
Jessica Kanta
Sam Kerr
Kelsie Lawrence
Debbie Leber
Rebecca Leslie
Joan Lindstrom
Amanda Lopez
Ronda Lynch
Patricia Mahon
Patrick Murphy

Jeff Nelson
Ted Pettyjohn
Scott Pribyl
Linda Rabe
Deborah Reynolds
Liddy Rohrbach
Kim Roth
Peggy Schlechter
Stephanie Seljeskog
Debbie Stangle
Barb Storbeck
Wes Storm
Jim White