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WDT receives funds to boost important programs

Western Dakota Tech will receive a portion of more than $4 million in Future Funds awarded to the state's four technical institutes by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The funds will be used to purchase equipment and boost important programs in high-demand workforce areas.

"We want students to be fully prepared for the workforce they will enter after graduation," Gov. Daugaard said. "That requires the most current and effective training on the most advanced equipment possible. These grants will help our state's technical institutes keep pace with industry demands."

WDT will receive $895,247 for equipment that will benefit the following programs: HVAC/R, Law Enforcement, Medical Lab Tech, Nursing, Paramedic, Phlebotomy, Welding and Fabrication, Professional Truck Driving, and more.

"These funds will assist us in providing high-quality programs that give students the skills they need to be successful," WDT President Ann Bolman said. "Ninety-eight percent of our graduates are employed six months after graduation, filling in-demand positions at the local, state, and national levels."

For information about WDT, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to

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