81 New WDT Students Receive Dakota Builds Scholarship
RAPID CITY, S.D. —South Dakota suffers from a shortage in workers going into the technical fields.
Many institutions, with the help of state money, are combating this issue with scholarships.
Jill Elder, director of enrollment management at Western Dakota Tech says, "In technical education, all the careers are high in demand and there's a shortage within the state of South Dakota so the Build Dakota scholarship has been provided to those students to keep them here within our state."
Western Dakota Tech is one of four schools in South Dakota to offer programs for the Build Dakota scholarship.
This year over 300 students received full tuition, books and other expenses paid using these funds.