Strategic Plan

WDT eagle signWestern Dakota Tech, building on its strong foundation as the only technical institution that serves the western South Dakota region, launched a strategic planning process in the summer of 2012. After multiple drafts and input from the entire faculty and staff, the WDT Strategic Plan was completed and approved by the Board of Education in December 2012.

The WDT Strategic Plan, called Vision 2015: A Strategic Plan for WDT, includes updated mission and vision statements. It also describes WDT’s three strategic priorities and the objectives and outcomes WDT believes will allow it to serve the three priorities.

WDT will continuously monitor the plan and update it each year. Download Vision 2015: A Strategic Plan for WDT.


WDT Mission

Western Dakota Tech is a public institution of higher learning that embraces quality programs, expert faculty and staff, and a commitment to academic excellence to teach the knowledge, skills, and behaviors students need to be successful.


WDT Vision

Western Dakota Tech will be a leader in career and technical education that creates student, institutional, and community success through its practices, policies, and activities. WDT will embrace all students and provide the education they need to be successful. WDT will build a campus culture that inspires faculty and staff to reach their potential and ensures the future of the institution. WDT will build partnerships and undertake projects that strengthen the institution and the communities it serves. Finally, WDT will be a model for post-secondary education in our region and nation.