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Professional Truck Driving Students Graduate from Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech is helping to fill the need for truck drivers in South Dakota through its Professional Truck Driving Program. Two more students graduated from the course on July 13 - Will Giardino and Jeffrey Johnson, both of Rapid City.

The graduation ceremony took place through the Corporate Education Center, a division of Western Dakota Tech.

Western Dakota Tech's Professional Truck Driving Program is a six-week class designed to prepare men and women for over-the-road semi-truck driving employment. Students utilize classroom instruction and behind the wheel experience to learn road skills, yard skills, vehicle control and inspection training, as well as other trucking skills.

In mid-July, there were more than 400 full-time jobs listed for truck drivers in South Dakota on, with excellent wages.

Western Dakota Tech's next Professional Truck Driving Program will begin Wednesday, Aug. 29. Request information about the program at To register or for more information, call the Western Dakota Tech Corporate Education Center at (605) 718-2410.

Western Dakota Tech's Corporate Education Center offers short-term classes, custom training, events, seminars, career programs, and more to help companies train employees and help students be successful in new and current careers. For more information, visit

Left photo:  Will Giardino, right, is congratulated by Professional Truck Driving Program Director David Miller, left, upon graduating from the program on July 13.

Right photo: Jeffrey Johnson, right, graduated from the Professional Truck Driving Program on July 13. David Miller, left, congratulates him on the achievement. 

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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