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High School Students - Explore Careers at FREE All-Program Camp on March 21

If you are a high school student undecided about the career you want to pursue, register today at to attend Western Dakota Technical College’s (WDTC) FREE One Day All-Program Camp. The career exploration camp will take place on the WDTC campus, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 21. Lunch will be provided.

At the camp, each participant will have the opportunity to learn more about their top two WDTC career programs of interest. The programs offered at the college represent some of the fastest-growing professional fields and industries. Many of the college’s programs are on the South Dakota Department of Labor’s “Top 30 Hot Career” list. The S.D. DOL defines “Hot Careers” as those in high demand and with high wages. (More info at

When registering, students will select two programs from the following list to explore: Accounting/Business, Architectural and Engineering Technology, Automotive Technology, Autonomous Equipment Technician, Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Computer Science, Construction Technology, Dental Assisting, Diesel Technology, Electrical Trades, Environmental Engineering Technician (EET)/, Farm and Ranch Management, Health Information Management-Coding, HVAC & Refrigeration Technology, Nursing, Paramedic, Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant/Medical Lab Technician, Plumbing, Precision Machining Technology/Drafting and Machining Technology, Professional Truck Driving, Surgical Technology, and Welding and Fabrication.

“We're thrilled to present this exclusive All-Program Camp tailored for high school students, providing a unique opportunity to explore their primary career interests through dynamic and informative activities,” expressed Gina Kimball, WDTC Admissions Specialist. “Recognizing some students might have a general interest in a particular career field without clarity on the specific path, this camp enables them to explore two distinct careers, gaining valuable insights they can use to guide their decisions on education and career pursuits.”

For more information, email or call Gina at (605) 718-2966.

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 nealy 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.

For information about WDTC, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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