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.

January 5, 2018
January 12, 2018
January 19, 2018

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
Dustin Baertsch
Ken Brown
Wes Brown
Heidi Bulman
Sandy Burns
Casey Carmichael
Bill Christensen
Taylor Davis
Tony DeMaro
Michael Deveraux
Laura Dyer
Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis 
Janelle Galpin
Catherine Greseth
Jenny Griffin
David Gustafson

Jacob Hamik
Ryan Harris
Michelle Heins
Jesse Herrera
Tamie Hopp
Sherri Horan
Aaron Jacobs
Jessica Kanta
Sam Kerr
Melissa Miller Kincart
Debbie Leber
Joan Lindstrom
Amanda Lopez
Ronda Lynch
Kevin Maher
Patricia Mahon
Patrick Murphy

Jeff Nelson
Ted Pettyjohn
Amy Policky
Scott Pribyl
Linda Rabe
Deborah Reynolds
Stephanie Rittberger
Liddy Rohrbach
Kim Roth
Eric Buckle
Peggy Schlechter
Stephanie Seljeskog
Lisa Senical
Wes Storm
Jim White