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High School Students Invited to Participate In Mechanical Expo

High school students interested in a career in the automotive and/or diesel industry will want to attend the college’s Mechanical Expo, in the Western Dakota Badlands Hall building, on Wednesday, Sept. 11. There will be two open periods for high school students to visit: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The free event will include demonstrations, hands-on activities, and is an opportunity for students to learn about opportunities in the automotive and diesel trades.

The Expo will feature participation from a wide variety of industry representatives, including: The Associated General Contractors, Bierschbach Equipment & Supply, Black Hills Tools, Cloud Peak Energy, Complete Concrete, Dakota Fluid Power, Diesel Machinery, Inc. (DMI), Floyd’s/Eddie’s Truck Center, Ford, Jenner, Love’s Truck Stop, Mac Tools, NAPA, Neiman Enterprises, and others.

High school students are encouraged to register by emailing Diesel Technology Co-Director Dan Ammon at For more information, you can call Ammon at (605) 718- 3062.

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More than 98 percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military. [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.]

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