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High School Juniors & Seniors Invited to Attend FREE Career Expo on Oct. 11

Event Can Assist Students in Finding the Right Career Fit 

Whether you are a high school junior or senior who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, plan to attend the Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) Career Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 11. The FREE event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the Rushmore 5 room, in The Monument.

The Monument is located at 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Rd., in Rapid City.

Those attending the WDTC Expo will have the opportunity to explore many of WDTC’s nearly 40 college programs and meet faculty and current students. They will also be able to visit with employers about career options. Participants can register for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card!

The Career Expo allows high school students to experience a fun, realistic glimpse into a variety of fields, said Wanda Roe, Admissions Specialist.

"We're committed to helping students realize their potential," Roe said. "Finding a career that fits your personality and goals is the first step toward a successful career.

The Expo focuses on interactive demonstrations to ensure attendees gain an understanding of each career field,” Roe said.

Examples of some planned Expo activities include CPR training, virtual welding, and Architectural and Engineering Technology virtual reality simulations.

No RSVP is necessary to attend this event.

For more information about the Career Expo, call WDTC Admissions at (605) 718-25653 or email

Note: The WDTC Career Expo is separate from the Rapid City Area Schools Post High School Planning Event also taking place the same day at The Monument. Students can attend both events.

WDTC Career Expo file photo.


About Western Dakota Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region.

WDTC offers more than 40 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies.

Ninety-nine percent of Western Dakota Technical College's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military per the WDTC 2022 Placement Report. There were 320 respondents out of 342 graduates surveyed. [*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Technical College faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

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