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We will be focusing on three areas of Workforce Development:

Retention- keeping the current workforce in the community- including youth development
Attraction-providing jobs for those persons who are interested in locating in the community
Recruitment- Actively reaching out to groups of workers who can meet the needs of the businesses

Agenda & Featured Speakers

8:00-8:30 am- Registration

8:30-8:45 am- Welcome and overview of workforce in the region- Kevin Wagner, ED DLEDC

8:45-9:45 Building the Future: (Workforce Retention) “Grow our own” -Introducing our youth to the career choices available in the region. A panel discussion of CTE programs, job shadowing, internships and other programs at middle to high school level

Lenessa Keehn- CTE & Internship coordinator/ Skills USA Advisor LD School District
Jeff Caldwell- Belle Fourche High School Counselor
Bree Oatman- STEM Instructor LD School District and Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) sponsor
Bonnie Fuller- Box Elder Job Corps
9:45-10:00 Break

11:30-12:30 lunch/ networking

Investing In Your Workforce: (Workforce Retention) Best practices & employee training programs to retain & develop your current workforce.


Amanda Dokter, PHR, SHRM-CP- Mngr. HR Dept. Ketel Thorstenson (speaking on job descriptions, interviewing, employee manuals, & employee reviews)
Ryan Harris- RCED Workforce Coordinator
1:45-2:00 Break


SD Dept. of Labor- Secretary Marcia Hultman
SD Dept. of Tourism
GOED programs- Lori Frederick
3:00 pm- Finish