Name change coming for South Dakota’s four technical institutes (Audio)

February 17, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—A name change appears to be looming for South Dakota’s four technical institutes.

Both the South Dakota House and Senate have passed a bill that will rename the institutes technical colleges. The bill still requires the signature of Governor Kristi Noem.

The prime House sponsor of that bill is District 5 Republican Representative Hugh Bartels of Watertown (pictured)….

He says although the names of the schools will change, their missions will not….

Bartels says the change will take effect July 1st. South Dakota’s four technical institutes are located in Watertown, Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Rapid City.