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Find Out what WDT has to Offer at College Visit Night on June 11

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepares them to enter the professional world work-ready. Within six months of graduation, 96 percent of WDT graduates are employed, continuing their education, or serving in the military!

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend the FREE upcoming College Visit Night at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Native American Graduates Honored During Eagle Feather Ceremony

Western Dakota Tech hosted an Eagle Feather Ceremony to honor the college's Native American graduates on May 10. Students who wished to participate received blessed eagle feathers and plumes during the ceremony, which took place in the college's Event Center.

Rev. Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk, artist, author, spiritual leader, ordained minister, delivered the invocation and blessing for the graduates. Daniel Butcher, Director of the Piya-Wo'ecin Oti (New Hope/New Beginnings) homeless shelter on the Cheyenne River Reservation, was the guest speaker. Whitney Rencountre II, Rapid City's Ateyapi Program Director, speaker, singer, and performer, introduced the honoring ceremony and provided encouragement and reflection.

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Class of 2019 Outstanding Graduates Announced

This year, 23 students received the Outstanding Graduate Award for their program. Students are chosen for this award by instructors in their program area based on criteria including academic achievement and organizational, communication, and leadership skills. 

Award winners by their states, home towns, and programs are as follows:

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Fifty-First Commencement Celebrations Set for 2019 WDT Graduates

Western Dakota Tech is hosting several events this week to honor graduates during the college's 51st anniversary. The events will include a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony, an Eagle Feather Ceremony for Native American graduates, and Commencement.

Event details are as follows:

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Western Dakota Tech Students Shine at SkillsUSA South Dakota

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) students learn the skills they need to be successful in their future careers. The quality education they receive at the college was in full display as they took home several awards at the recent 2019 SkillsUSA South Dakota competition in Sioux Falls.

WDT students from Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Welding and Fabrication programs competed in the event at Southeast Tech on April 15.

Group photo cutline:  Western Dakota Tech Welding and Fabrication students who placed at SkillsUSA S.D., with Advisor/Instructor Troy Barry, include, L-R: Jerhett Cattin, Wyatt Davidson, Michael Collins, Instructor T. Barry, Riley Pitman, and Faith Powers.

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