Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Workforce Training & Education

South Dakota Workforce Development Council

The Workforce Development Council (WDC) oversees implementation of workforce training programs in South Dakota funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In conformance with South Dakota Codified Law 1-25-1 and WIA Rules and Regulations Sec. 661.207, all WDC meetings are open to the public. Information is available on the State Plan, membership, significant policies, guidelines and definitions; minutes of public meetings are available to the public.

Bylaws (in Adobe PDF format*)
Memorandums of Understanding
Council Membership
Meeting Notices, Agendas and Minutes
Meeting Audio Recordings


Policies of the Workforce Development Council and Workforce Investment Act

Memorandums of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding (general MOU) (in Adobe PDF format*)

Specific Content of Individual MOUs:

Black Hills Special Services Cooperative
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Senior Community Service Employment Program
South Dakota Community Action Partnership
South Dakota Department of Education
South Dakota Department of Human Services
South Dakota Department of Social Services
South Dakota Housing Development Authority
Veterans Employment and Training

Council Membership

Members of the Workforce Development Council represent various business, labor and education interests. A majority of its members are from the private sector. Council membership also includes representatives of the state departments of Labor and Regulation, Education and Human Services; Governor's Office of Economic Development; and the Board of Regents. Council members include:

Private Sector

Lee Anderson

Dave Giovannini

Scott Peterson
Belle Fourche

Keri Wientjes

Community-based Organizations

Jim Borszich

Organized Labor

Mark Rogers
Dell Rapids

Randy Stainbrook
Sioux Falls

State Government

Aaron Scheibe
Governor's Office of Economic Development

Marcia Hultman
Department of Labor and Regulation

Tiffany Sanderson
Department of Education

Dr. Mike Rush
Board of Regents

Eric Weiss
Department of Human Services

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Council Notices, Agendas, Handouts and Minutes

Meeting Date

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Missouri Plaza conference room at 123 West Missouri Aveune, Pierre, SD. Additional information will be forthcoming.

(in Adobe PDF format*)

Meeting Date Notices Agendas and Handouts Minutes
Jan. 11, 2017      
Oct. 5, 2016 Oct. 5 notice

Oct. 5 agenda
Oct. 5 handout: explanation for an action item

July 20, 2016 July 20 notice July 20 agenda July 20 minutes
March 23, 2016 March 23 notice March 23 agenda March 23 minutes
Dec. 9, 2015 Dec. 9 notice Dec. 9 agenda Dec. 9 minutes
Sept. 22, 2015 Sept. 22 notice Sept. 22 agenda Sept. 22 minutes
June 2, 2015 June 2 notice June 2 agenda June 2 minutes
March 24, 2015 March 24 notice March 24 agenda March 24 minutes
Dec. 17-18, 2014 Dec. 17-18 notice Dec. 17-18 agenda Dec. 17-18 minutes
Sept. 30, 2014 Sept. 30 notice Sept. 30 agenda Sept. 30 minutes
May 15, 2014 May 15 notice May 15 agenda May 15 minutes
Jan. 15, 2014 Jan. 15 notice Jan. 15 agenda
Handout: WDC background information for discussion
Jan. 15 minutes
Aug. 26, 2013 Aug. 26  notice Aug. 26 agenda Aug. 26 minutes
April 15, 2013 April 15 notice April 15 agenda
Handout: Dakota Seeds Applications
April 15 minutes
Jan. 3, 2013 Jan. 3 notice Jan. 3 agenda Jan. 3 minutes

See documents for meetings prior to 2013.

Meeting Audio Recordings

Please note: If you use the Safari browser, you may need to download the audio file in .mp3 format in order to play the recording.

September 30, 2014

Download the .mp3 format.

For more information on the Workforce Development Council, contact Kari Porch at 605.773.5017.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184