Friday, February 2, 2018

eNews - All About Careers, Workforce & Training

  • New Jobs Group Launched
  • Spring High School Internship
  • Workforce Seminar
  • Job Fair
  • Workforce Development Resources


Melissa Waldner
Executive Director
Day County Courthouse - Room 110
Office: (605) 345-3159

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Spark Social & Annual Meeting

Kicking off 2018 with sparks!

We were glad to see some new faces and many regular attendees join us on Jan. 10 for the Spark Social & Annual Meeting!

The new format was well-received, featuring a 30-minute visioning session called the Spark Social. Several new ideas were mentioned as well as others to be celebrated.

Attendees also heard about the Idea-Friendly Method which can help turn ideas into reality. Stay tuned for more details on a spring gathering with community coaches Joe & Paula to help you create the future you want for the Webster Area!

Three board members were elected to second terms during the business meeting: Dave Hahler, Tim Mammenga, and Tom Wagner. Annual business was attended to by Tom Sannes (President), Todd Garry (Secretary/Treasurer) and Melissa Waldner (Executive Director). Board and staff welcome ideas and questions - contact us.

The Year in Review slideshow is included below. Reach out to us with questions.

View more photos from the evening on Facebook >

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Innovative Community of the Year Award

Webster Area Development Corporation was honored to receive the 2017 Innovative Community of the Year Award by Dakota Resources for our visionary commitment to workforce development through a private, public, nonprofit partnership! #WowWebster

Read the press release >

Watch our 2-minute video about the Career & Technical Education Expansion >

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mereen-Johnson Expansion

Nearly 100 people helped Mereen-Johnson celebrate its expansion yesterday, including many local, regional and state leaders! We were honored to be a part of the event celebrating the investment in Webster, by Mereen-Johnson and Anderson Industries. 

The 11,000 sq. ft. addition brings the total facility size to 54,000 sq. ft.! 

Congratulations, and thank you! 


Friday, September 29, 2017

CTE Grand Opening

The Workforce & Education Vision Team has been focusing on workforce strategies that help students, employers and the community since the Design:SD Workshop for Webster's Future in 2014. Their biggest accomplishment yet was celebrated on Sept. 27, 2017 -- the grand opening of the CTE expansion at the Business Center. #WowWebster

Watch videos of the presentations >

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2016 Annual Meeting

It's been another great year for Day County, South Dakota!

Our 2016 Annual Meeting was held on January 10, 2017. View the slideshow for highlights, and contact us for more information at (605) 345-3159.