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Qualifying WDT Students to Receive CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has launched the WDT Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), an emergency aid program for students who might be experiencing difficulties with expenses related to COVID-19 campus disruptions.

There are 602 qualifying WDT students, at this time, who will be mailed a $650 emergency check Friday, May 15, according to Jill Elder, WDT Admissions and Financial Aid Director.

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Western Dakota Tech & Other State Technical Colleges Plan for On-Campus Courses in Fall

South Dakota’s four technical colleges plan to resume on-campus operations this fall, with face-to-face teaching and learning at institutions across the state. The colleges will continue to focus on providing high-quality online instruction to complete the spring and summer semesters.

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Register Now for Virtual College Visit Night on Wed., May 6

Participants Can 'Meet' with Faculty & Admissions Representatives

High school students considering furthering their education with Western Dakota Tech are invited to attend a Virtual College Visit Night, starting at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6.

During this live video event, students and parents can ask questions about Western Dakota Tech. They can also speak with faculty members and representatives from Admissions.

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Masks for Rapid City Seeking Volunteers to Make 60,000 Facemasks

Forms to Request Mask-Making Kits, Order Completed Masks Available

Rapid City healthcare workers and immunocompromised individuals are in great need of facemasks during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Masks for Rapid City is seeking volunteers to make 60,000 masks to help protect them.

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) was asked to lead the Rapid City mask-making and distribution effort and formed Masks for Rapid City.



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S.D. Board of Technical Education March Meeting, Western Dakota Tech LEA Petition Hearing Updates

To help decrease the potential of community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the South Dakota Board of Technical Education (BoTE) meetings slated to take place at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26, will now take place via teleconference on March 26.

The hearing to consider Western Dakota Tech’s Local Education Agency (LEA) petition has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. (MST) on Thursday, May 21, at WDT. This date change has been made to ensure the public can participate and provide testimony that could assist the Board in deliberations.

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