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High School Students - Explore Options to Find What Best Suits You During Career Expo

Whether you are a high school student who knows what you want to do following graduation, or you are not quite sure, you should plan to attend Western Dakota Tech’s seventh annual Career Expo, Thursday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Rushmore North at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Those attending the Expo will have the opportunity to explore more than 20 Western Dakota Tech programs through hands-on activities and visit with more than 20 employers.

The Career Expo allows high school students to experience a fun, realistic glimpse into a variety of fields, says Rachel Skea, Western Dakota Tech Admissions Counselor.

“We’re committed to helping students realize their potential,” Skea said. “Finding a career that fits your personality and goals is the first step to a successful career.”

The Expo focuses on interactive demonstrations to ensure attendees have a personal, hands-on experience with each career field.

“Every booth at the Expo has a hands-on activity to enjoy,” Skea said. “This is the best way to get a feel for a career. It also reflects our hands-on approach to education at Western Dakota Tech.”

Expo visitors will be able to administer an IV, practice emergency response methods, experience a virtual reality simulation, try on firefighter gear, and more.

For more information about the Career Expo, call Rachel Skea at (605) 718-2964 or email her at

About Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech was established in 1968 and is the only technical college that serves the western South Dakota region.

Western Dakota Tech offers 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.

More than 96 percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military.

Western Dakota Tech 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 Western Dakota Tech, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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