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Wall High School student awarded Chamber Ag Scholarship

Bailey Hapney of Quinn, a Wall High School student who has been accepted into WDT's Business-Office Professional program, has received the $500 Rapid City Chamber Ag & Natural Resources Committee Scholarship.

The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Ag and Natural Resources Committee partnered with WDT to present a scholarship to a student interested in attending an agriculture-related program. The scholarship was awarded based on scholastic achievement, leadership, participation in community activities, work experience, an understanding or the career and career goals.

Western Dakota Tech is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. WDT offers more than 25 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction Trades, Health Services, Legal and Public Services, Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades, and Science and Technology. More than 96 percent of WDT's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military, and 90 percent remain in South Dakota.

WDT 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, WDT students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and their communities.

For information about WDT, contact Admissions at (800) 544-8765, (605) 718-2565 or admissions@wdt.edu. Visit WDT on the web at www.wdt.edu.

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WDT hosts career fair today

Western Dakota Tech's 16th Annual Career Fair will bring local, state, and national employers to campus today, Wednesday, February 6, to interview students and discuss job and internship opportunities.

"This is a great opportunity for students to show their skills and abilities to potential employers," Career Services Coordinator Curt Lauinger said. "Our students should be proud of all they've learned and accomplished. The Career Fair is their chance to prove how well prepared they are to enter the workforce."

Forty-eight companies and organizations are registered to attend the event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the Commons and main hallways of the Mickelson Building.

Employers will discuss full-time, part-time, and seasonal job opportunities. "These employers are coming because they want to hire Western Dakota Tech students," Lauinger said. "That says a lot about our students and about the education they receive here at WDT."

Western Dakota Tech is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. WDT offers more than 25 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction Trades, Health Services, Legal and Public Services, Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades, and Science and Technology. More than 96 percent of WDT's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military, and 90 percent remain in South Dakota.

WDT 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, WDT students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and their communities.

For information about WDT, contact Admissions at (800) 544-8765, (605) 718-2565 or admissions@wdt.edu. Visit WDT on the web at www.wdt.edu.

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WDT Flight Night scheduled for February 12

Western Dakota Tech invites anyone interested in learning more about WDT and its more than 25 programs to WDT's Flight Night scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at WDT in Rapid City. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. WDT faculty and staff will attend the event to discuss WDT's programs, give tours of classrooms and labs and discuss how WDT programs prepare graduates for in-demand careers in South Dakota. Also during the event, Admissions, Financial Aid and others will be available to answer questions about all aspects of the WDT experience. "WDT's programs train students for growing career fields," admissions coordinator Jill Elder said. "Employers want workers with high levels of technical ability and experience, and WDT gives students those exact things." To continue to meet the needs of the workforce, WDT will add and expand programs set to begin in the fall 2013 and fall 2014 semesters. For fall 2013, WDT has received approval to offer new, nine-month diploma programs in HVAC Technology, Plumbing Technology, and Computer-Aided Drafting. The Computer-Aided Drafting diploma program can be complete 100 percent online. WDT will seek approval to begin offering the following options in fall 2013:
  • A diploma program in Precision Machining Technology
  • An associate of applied science degree in HVAC and Plumbing Technology
  • An associate of applied science degree in Pharmacy Technician
  • An associate of applied science degree in Drafting and Machining Technology
  • An associate of applied science degree in Practical Nursing
Proposals for other programs, including Physical Therapist Assistant and Construction Technology, are being developed for fall 2014 starts. WDT also plans to offer an associate of applied science degree in Surgical Technology beginning fall 2014. Western Dakota Tech is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. WDT offers more than 25 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction Trades, Health Services, Legal and Public Services, Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades, and Science and Technology. More than 96 percent of WDT's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military, and 90 percent remain in South Dakota. WDT 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, WDT students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and their communities. Register for Flight Night at www.wdt.edu or by contacting Admissions at (800) 544-8765, (605) 718-2565 or admissions@wdt.edu.

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WDT student awarded Zonta Scholarship

Nicole Hartley of Edgemont, a WDT student in the Computer Science program, has received the $1,000 Zonta Club of the Black Hills Scholarship for Women in Nontraditional Fields.

Applicants for the Zonta scholarship must be female students enrolled in one of the following WDT programs: Transportation Technology, Collision Repair, Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer Science, Electrical Trades, Environmental Engineering, Fire Science, Law Enforcement Technology, or Welding.

Western Dakota Tech is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. WDT offers more than 20 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction Trades, Health Services, Legal and Public Services, Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades, and Science and Technology. More than 96 percent of WDT's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military, and 90 percent remain in South Dakota.

WDT 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, WDT students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and their communities.

For information about WDT, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to admissions@wdt.edu. Visit WDT on the web at www.wdt.edu.

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