Students Encouraged to Attend Manufacturing Academy!
YANKTON – Applications are still being accepted for the annual Manufacturing Academy, which will be held from June 3-14, 2013, at the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) in Yankton.
The two-week Manufacturing Academy is co-sponsored by the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC), First Dakota National Bank and a host of local manufacturers. It is designed to help students, who have completed grades 8-12, advance their welding and machining skills as well as to introduce them to the wealth of career opportunities in the manufacturing field.
During the academy, participants will spend their first week at RTEC exploring careers and completing classroom and lab activities. They also will have an opportunity to see manufacturing at its best as they visit a variety of manufacturing facilities on field trips.
In the second week of the academy, students will gain hands-on knowledge and apply what they have learned as they complete week-long internship experiences at RTEC and create community projects.
For successfully completing the two-week academy, students may be eligible to receive credit toward their high school graduation requirements, if their local school board approves it. Students also may have an opportunity to earn college credit for completing the experience.
The academy will run from approximately 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost to attend and noon meals and snacks will be provided for all participants. A Recognition Ceremony will be held on the final day to showcase the students’ accomplishments for friends, family and sponsors.
The primary application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2013. Applications are available at RTEC, 1200 W. 21st St., Yankton, SD 57078 or by calling (605) 668-5700 and requesting one. Students are asked to return their completed applications by the deadline, but late applications will be accepted as space allows.
Welcome to RTEC!
Welcome to the new web site for the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) in Yankton. We hope that you will find our new site easier to read and to navigate. We also hope you will visit this page often and use it as a resource to find the latest information on the classes and activities that we
With the new look, you can still find tabs leading you to information on RTEC’s history, community involvement, BAMAAR Student of the Month and a current list of the members of our board. Now, however, it should be easier to find details on current and future courses under the Programs tab. The Career Expo and Manufacturing Academy now have their own tabs. And we are planning to communicate happenings, opportunities and special events by utilizing our Facebook page. (Hint: Please
take a moment to “Like” us on Facebook and you won’t miss out!)
Although our web site has a new look, RTEC’s purpose remains the same – to provide high quality, affordable technical education and training opportunities which will enhance the abilities of individuals to obtain and retain employment. We also promote the notion of home growing our own workforce and remain dedicated to offering learning opportunities for youth.
Thanks for visiting our new site! We hope you will return often and that you will find a program or activity that fits your needs. If not, please keep in mind that we may be able to customize a course or training to suit your needs.
Regional Technical Education Center
1200 W. 21st St.
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5700
Fax: (605) 668-3482