The 2016 graduate outcome report polls former tech students to learn if they have been employed after leaving the school.
Out of 282 graduates at WDT, 139 of them are employed in their field of study -- with 136 of those working here in South Dakota.
Numbers like these provide information to the Department of Education about what's going on in the job market.
Kelley Smith-Keller with the Department of Education says, "That would be what we would hope for and expect in technical education. Our four technical institutes work really hard to respond to local economic needs, local industry needs, the industry advisory boards, and local employers are great people to provide input into that process."
The report says the top three career clusters among the four technical institutes are agriculture, information technology, and manufacturing.