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Cattle Brought to WDT Campus for Farm & Ranch Management Program Learning

Three Angus cattle arrived at their new home on Western Dakota Tech’s (WDT) campus on Friday, Oct. 2! The cattle will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students in the college’s Farm and Ranch Management program. 

WDT is now one of only about 35 colleges in the U.S. to have cattle on campus for learning purposes. The only other program in S.D. with cattle is South Dakota State University in Brookings.

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WDT Ranks #35 on 50 Best Trade Schools Programs Report has published its 2020 rankings, and Western Dakota Tech (WDT) is ranked #35 for The 50 Best Trade Schools Programs (2020-2021 School Year)! The full report and info about WDT is available at: The 50 Best Trade Schools Programs (2020-2021 School Year)

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Western Dakota Tech Breaks Student Enrollment Record

As some colleges and universities are seeing a decrease in Fall 2020 enrollment, Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has set an all-time student enrollment record. The college has broken last year’s enrollment record of 1,247 students in the fall with 1,350 this year – an increase of 8.3 percent!

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Western Dakota Tech's New Mission Statement Will Inspire, Guide College into the Future

Exciting transformation is continuing at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) that will help shape the college’s future with an emphasis on graduates, employers, and the region. The latest enhancement is WDT’s new mission statement which will inspire and guide the organization.

WDT’s Board of Trustees has approved a new mission statement for the college. It is, “Western Dakota Technical College prepares students to be highly-skilled professionals through accessible, career-focused programs to improve their lives, while adapting to community workforce needs and positively impacting our economy.”

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WDT Named 'Great College to Work For' for Third Consecutive Year

Western Dakota Tech is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. This honor puts the college in elite company.

The results, released today, Sept. 14, in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities. In all, 79 of the 221 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Western Dakota Tech included among the small colleges with 500 to 2,999 students.

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