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As we celebrate fifty years as one of the best technical schools in the nation, we are already looking ahead to ambitious plans for expanding and enhancing our campus, delivering a higher level of technology than ever before. With your help, we are launching our “Bringing the Best” fundraising campaign to help ensure we continue down the path of success we’ve followed over the last half century. As you consider your generous gift, we hope you enjoy reviewing all the reasons why MTI is bringing the best to you and all of South Dakota. Sincerely,

Mark Wilson – President, MTI

“We have seen firsthand the value technical schools bring to the table. People can get a degree in just one or two years and start making good money, in a skilled career that provides a lifetime of opportunities. Five of my brothers and two of my kids attended MTI. We are big advocates and are proud to be part of MTI’s fifty years.” Dick Muth – Founder and CEO, Muth Electric


Outstanding Programs and Faculty Top 10 Community College MTI was named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

Impressive Economic Impact

Instructors at MTI bring real-world experience and deep industry knowledge to students who want to earn a skilled technical degree in just one or two years, in any of our programs.

Diverse Degrees MTI offers more than 30 on-campus academic programs and six online programs within eight academic divisions, including several that are regionally unique.

MTI provides our region with a total annual economic impact of $37.6 million, or 534 jobs supported.

Successful Graduates Strong History MTI opened in 1968 and has since graduated 18,000 people into high-demand fields across the country, with current enrollment numbers above 1,200 per year.

MTI boasts a 98% job placement/ continuing education rate* for graduates within six months of graduation, with 81% employed in South Dakota. *

Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2017, 98% of the graduates responded to the survey. Job placement/continuing education rate is figured by: (graduates employed or continuing education)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment and are not in military service).

“MTI does an outstanding job at hiring instructors who really care about the success of the people they are teaching. They don’t just teach you what you need to know. They pull you aside, guide you through and give you a chance. To get me started, that chance was all I needed.” Reece Yeadon – Operations Manager, Pronto Solutions


MTI is situated on 80 acres of land conveniently located on Interstate 90 in Mitchell, South Dakota. The campus includes four state-of-the-art buildings, a utility training field and property leased to the 200-unit Campus Tech apartments. Aggressive plans for expansion and enhancement are part of our future plans.

Energy Training Center PHASE I FUTURE (1-3 YEARS)

• Repurpose existing labs • Add classroom space • Add outdoor lab space for Wind Power Technology PHASE II FUTURE

• Additional technical labs and workstations

Campus Center

Nordby Trades Center



• Install stage/presentation area in commons

• Repurpose existing technical labs


• Expand community Oak Room and commons area

Technology Center

• Upgrade Diesel Power Technology, Power Sports and Marine Technology, Advanced Manufacturing lab spaces • Upgrade/add outdoor lab space for Commercial Construction PHASE II FUTURE


• Add new technical labs

• Add or update a commons area, classrooms, office suites, corporate training areas and amphitheater

• Add Precision Ag Center for multipurpose large equipment space

Mitchell Technical Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission. org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission has accredited MTI as an associate degree-granting institution since 1989.

Mitchell Technical Institute prides itself on being rapidly adaptable to business and industry needs by developing new programs and adding the latest technological and innovative advancements to existing programs.

Medical Simulation Lab High-fidelity, life-like human simulators programmed with interactive features help health care students learn important patient care skills without the risk of serious real-life errors. These state-of-the-art units “breathe,” show distress, cry and even “talk.”

Automation Engineering Technology

Telecom Central Office Lab The Telecom lab houses some of the state’s most advanced connectivity equipment, providing students with practical experience without jeopardizing “live” service to customers. More than a million dollars was invested in lab equipment in order to educate a skilled workforce and also to allow industry employees to get valuable upgrades in their training.

This high demand program combines curriculum from Automation Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Welding and Manufacturing. Here students learn how to program and operate sophisticated robotic equipment used in modern manufacturing facilities.


Employers across the region look to MTI as a partner in workforce development, corporate training, continuing education, leadership development and employee recruitment. We are proud of the many industry partnerships we’ve made—especially those formed through our successful MTI alumni!


“I was the oldest person in the class, but I absolutely loved MTI. The classes were very hands-on and I was learning state-of-the-art, fiber optic technology. I had a job waiting for me right after graduation in 2004.” Julie Bent – Technical Training Manager, Midco

Quality Graduates MTI grads are among the best in the nation, supplying industries across the region with a steady pool of bright, skilled employees. • 98% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation* • 81% job placement rate within South Dakota • 68% graduation rate • 81% retention rate

Advanced Technical Education

South Dakota Leadership Academy

In addition to providing skilled technical degrees, MTI also offers a corporate education program that covers a wide range of training and re-training needs for area employers, customized to the needs of the business. We can tailor a training program to be held on-site, at MTI or with a mobile lab or simulator. In 2017:

Capable, confident leaders are a vital part of any organization’s success. MTI partners with a variety of regional businesses to help foster leadership development through our unique South Dakota Leadership Academy. Organizations identify high-potential leaders within their businesses, and those people gain professional leadership instruction on MTI’s campus, followed by online distance education and an intracompany mentored internship within the participant’s organization.

• 252 Businesses served • 854 Individual served

Trainings and Certifications As a partner to many technical industries, MTI proudly provides the area with annual seminars, trainings and certifications, including the following areas: • OSHA 10 Training • Industrial Controls Training • Steel Welding Training


The Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation Board of Trustees has identified three areas of priority:

As MTI embarks on our next fifty years, we are excited to forge ahead with visionary plans and exciting possibilities for the future. We can’t do it without you, our generous supporters and partners. Thank you for considering a gift to Mitchell Technical Institute, where your investment creates amazing job opportunities, new businesses, a skilled workforce and the chance to turn thousands of lives around.

Scholarships More than 89% of MTI students receive financial aid. Your contribution to scholarships will allow us to provide increased financial support to more of our future workforce.

Academic Program Support Your gift to support the academic programs of MTI will provide students with the skills they need to succeed. Gifts will be used to purchase equipment, supplies and faculty development.

Capital Improvement Your gift will be used to help fund campus improvements, new buildings and additions as needed by our expanding student base.

Our Goal is $3,000,000 to help bring the best to you!

Yes! I’d like to support MTI with a gift. We appreciate gifts in any amount, and provide you with a number of ways to give.

Annually Funded


Donors annually fund a scholarship, academic support donation or an unrestricted gift.

MTI is very willing to work with a donor who wants to give their gift over a number of years. Pledges are accepted for up to five years.

One-Time Gifts Donors provide a one-time, lump sum gift that will fund a scholarship or support an MTI program.

Endowed Funds Endowed funds must be a minimum gift of $25,000. Funds are invested with the South Dakota Community Foundation and the interest earned is used each year to fund the desired option at MTI.

Planned Gifts / Visionaries Circle The MTI Foundation has established a Visionaries Circle, which is a group of MTI supporters with the foresight to include MTI in their life estate planning.

For more information on ways to give: MTI Foundation 605-995-3025 ext. 7


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