College-Bound Students Invited to Free Financial Aid Saturday Event

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is hosting Financial Aid Saturday on January 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. The event is free and open to all students who plan to attend any college in the fall of 2017.   During the event, Financial Aid 101 will take place at three different times: …

Lake Area Tech Announces Full-Ride Build Dakota Scholarship Application Timeline for 2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 28, 2016                  WATERTOWN, SD – Applications are available starting January 1, 2017, for possible full-ride Build Dakota Scholarships. Lake Area Technical Institute eligible programs include Agriculture Dairy and Precision Technology Options, Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Computer Information Systems*, Custom Paint and Fabrication, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, Energy Technology/Energy Operations, Environmental Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Med/Fire …

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Gold Award Recipient by Military Friendly®

December 8, 2016 School’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans” WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute announced today that it has been named a Gold-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the Community College category for 2017. Lake Area Tech is the only college in South Dakota to receive the gold-level distinction. Victory Media, originator of the …

Aviation Students Earn First Place Honors at Competition

Form immediate release November 22, 2016 WATERTOWN, SD – Two students from Lake Area Technical Institute’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AVM) program earned first place awards at the recent 2016 Midwest Aviation Invitational held in Ottumwa, Iowa, hosted by Indian Hills Community College at its campus adjacent to the Ottumwa Regional Airport. Kyle Riegel, a second-year student from Fairmont, MN, won …

Lake Area Tech Named a 2017 Military Friendly® School

For Immediate Release November 10, 2016 WATERTOWN, SD – For the seventh consecutive year, Lake Area Technical Institute has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and …

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Lake Area Tech Entrepreneur Student Finishes Fourth in State Innovation Expo Contest

November 3, 2016 Hats off to Lake Area Tech Business Associate/Entrepreneur student Sierra Lutz from Eureka, SD, for earning one of six finalist spots at the Innovation Expo, hosted on October 13 by the Enterprise Institute in Sioux Falls. Approximately 170 college students from six South Dakota universities competed for a place in the final round. Sierra’s innovative idea was …

Auto Program Earns a Top Four Spot in National Competition

November 1, 2016 Lake Area Technical Institute’s Automotive Technology program finished with a top four place in the 2016 School of the Year competition sponsored by WIX Filters and O’Reilly Auto Parts, partners with Tomorrow’s Tech magazine. Of the 140 entries for this year’s contest, 60 were from different high schools, technical schools and colleges in four geographic regions of …

Dr. Howard F. and Lorraine Aarstad Memorial Scholarship Established at Lake Area Technical Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2016….. Watertown, SD     The Dr. Howard F. and Lorraine Aarstad Memorial Fund was recently established at Lake Area Technical Institute. This endowed scholarship is made possible through a contribution from their son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Barb Aarstad. Dr. H.F. Aarstad served on the Watertown School Board and played an instrumental role in the development of …

TEDWomen2016 COMING TO LAKE AREA TECH!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2016    On October 27 from 10:30 am – 8:30 pm, Lake Area Tech will host TEDWomen2016: It’s About Time via live stream.  As a TEDxLATI site, Lake Area Tech was one of few selected and granted a license to host this inspiring event. This free event is open to the public. TEDWomen2016: It’s About Time …

Community U Classes Begin October 13

For Immediate Release October 5, 2016   WATERTOWN, SD – Community U, a series of fun and informative classes, begins in Watertown October 13 and will feature a variety of topics offered to the public. Community U is a project of Watertown H2O-20, Lake Area Technical Institute, and the community of Watertown. Classes begin Thursday, October 13 and will be …