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Western Dakota Tech Hosting Inaugural S.D. Board of Technical Education Meeting July 17-18

History will be made at Western Dakota Tech when the college hosts the first official South Dakota Board of Technical Education Meeting July 17-18.

A discussion of technical education priorities and issues will take place with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard at 3 p.m., in the Event Center, Monday, July 17. 

On Tuesday, July 18, the official Technical Education Board meeting will begin at 8 a.m., with a call to order, in the Event Center. The Board will tour Western Dakota Tech at about 1:30 p.m.

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education was established July 1, 2017. Its purpose is to provide state-level oversight to the state's four technical institutes, located in Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown.

Members of the nine-person board represent diverse geographic areas and industry sectors. Board Members include: Rod Bowar of Kennebec; Dana Dykhouse of Sioux Falls, Doug Ekeren of Yankton, Bob Faehn of Watertown, Scott Knuppe of Rapid City, Ed Mallett of Watertown, Scott Peterson of Belle Fourche, Terry Sabers of Mitchell, and Diana VanderWoude of Sioux Falls.

Additional Board of Technical Education information is available on the Board of Technical Education website.

Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.
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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