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Technical Institutes Receive Future Funds For New And Upgraded Equipment





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, August 27, 2015

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

 

Technical Institutes Receive $4M In Future Funds For New And Upgraded Equipment

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded just over $4 million in Future Funds to the state’s four technical institutes for priority equipment needs and expanding programs in high-demand workforce areas. Funds will be used to purchase dozens of items at each school.

 

“We want students to be fully prepared for the workforce they will enter after graduation,” said Gov. Daugaard. “That requires the most current and effective training on the most advanced equipment possible. These grants will help our state’s technical institutes keep pace with industry demands.”

 

The funds are focused on adding capacity to Build Dakota-eligible programs.

 

Below is a sampling of programs that will benefit:

 

  • Lake Area Technical Institute: robotics, welding, precision machining, building trades, diesel
  • Mitchell Technical Institute: telecommunications, automation controls, welding, manufacturing technology
  • Southeast Technical Institute: auto tech, ultrasound programs, collision repair, diesel, electrician
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute: medical lab tech, welding, HVAC/R, nursing

 

 

 Technical Institute                                                   Grant Total

 Lake Area Technical Institute

 $1,126,513

 Mitchell Technical Institute

 $1,021,698

 Southeast Technical Institute

 $1,026,300

 Western Dakota Technical Institute

 $895,247

 TOTAL Future Fund Grants

 $4,069,758

                                                           

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