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Welding Student Earns First Place in SkillsUSA S.D. Competition

Western Dakota Tech first-year Welding and Fabrication student Jerhett Cattin, 19, of Chadron, Neb., received first place in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC) competition in the Welding category. The SLSC championships, at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, took place in April.

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Enjoy Science & Learning about the Environment? Register to Attend Environmental Enginnering Tech Camp

If you are a high school junior or senior who would enjoy primarily working outdoors and have an interest in protecting the environment and natural resources, a career in Environmental Engineering might be for you.

To find out more about the career field and Western Dakota Tech’s Environmental Engineering Tech program, register today to attend the FREE Environmental Engineering Tech Camp at The activity-rich camp will take place at Western Dakota Tech, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17. The camp is limited to 12 students, making early registration important; in addition, the goal statement on the registration form might be used to determine acceptance.

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Dual Enrollment Information Night Set for April 26

Did you know area high school students can get a jump-start on college general courses or start a specific college program for free, or at a reduced cost, at Western Dakota Tech? 

To learn more, register to attend Dual Enrollment Information Night starting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Western Dakota Tech Electrical Trades Program Project is Finalist in National Science Foundation Community College Innovation Challenge

Western Dakota Tech is proud to announce an Electrical Trades program Aquaponics project has been selected a Community College Innovation Challenge Finalist by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). There are 10 national challenge finalists.

Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture (the rearing of aquatic animals for food) and Hydroponics (the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil). The official name of the Electrical Trades Innovation Challenge entry is, "Western Dakota Tech, South Dakota: Electrical Automation to Solve Hunger."

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Western Dakota Tech & Battle Creek Fire District Lead Efforts to Increase National Firefighter Training & Certification in Western S.D.

An opportunity for volunteer and career, full-time firefighters to be the best they can be, and enhance their job opportunities, is available in western South Dakota.

Western Dakota Tech is accredited through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board®). As such, the college can test applicants for Pro Board® Certification, which is becoming a national standard for firefighters. Pro Board® Certification is verification that an individual has successfully completed an evaluation of his or her knowledge, skills and abilities against the national standard. Certified individuals are listed on a national registry.

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