Veterans' Center

Veterans’ Services

At Lake Area Technical Institute, we wholeheartedly thank all veterans for their service to our country. We appreciate your dedication to our nation and we are here to help you build on your military experience. Our veterans’ staff is committed to facilitating your success in post-secondary technical education. We offer veterans and their families a variety of on-campus services and …

Veterans' Center

Veterans’ Benefits

We are providing the basic steps that you need to complete if you are a first-time student applying for VA Benefits or if you are a transfer student to LATI. Don’t forget to notify our office if you withdraw from LATI or make any changes to your enrollment during the semester. First-time students (have never received Veterans’ Education Benefits) Contact …

Recent Grant Boosts Lake Area Tech’s Student Food Pantry

For immediate release. October 31, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is a recipient of a generous $2500 grant from Corteva AgriScience, directed to Lake Area Tech’s Student Food Pantry. Corteva Crop Protection Territory Manager Becky McGillivary presented a check on campus this week to Food Pantry representatives Nicki Yackley-Franken, Lake Area Tech Librarian, and Stephanie Danielsen, Lake …

Welder

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Reads and interprets blueprints and test sheets; gathers and organizes all parts in a logical building order. Determines appropriate work surface (table, saw horse, floor). Grinds parts as necessary in preparation for welding and finalizing. Sets welding gun to correct thickness; operates welding gun and plasma torch to weld and cut necessary holes. Produces quality welds on a …

Lake Area Tech Students Prepare For 14th Annual Car Show

For Immediate Release April 16, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Car Club will host its 14th annual Car Show for a Cause Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event takes place in the Lake Area Tech Automotive Technology building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show entry fee is $10.00 with registration from 9:00 – …

Lake Area Tech Earns 2019-2020 Military Friendly​ ® ​Gold-Level School Designation

For immediate release. January 24, 2019  WATERTOWN, SD ​— Lake Area Technical Institute announced today it has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly ® ​School designation at the gold level status, as released by VIQTORY.  This is the 10th consecutive year LATI has received the Military Friendly® School award and the fourth year in a row it has received added-level status. …

Lake Area Technical Institute’s Finance Program Recognized for Online Learning Excellence

 For immediate release October 3, 2018   AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings has recognized Lake Area Technical Institute for offering one of the best online finance programs in the country. “In our seventh annual survey of online learning programs across the nation, we wanted to honor the colleges and universities that are providing innovative …

Watertown Elks Lodge #838 Receives Freedom Grant For LATI Veteran Student Food Pantry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 3, 2018                     WATERTOWN, SD   In the continued spirit of charitable work in the community the Watertown Elks Lodge #838 recently donated $2000 to the Lake Area Tech Veterans’ Food Pantry through a National Elks Foundation Freedom Grant. The Elks Freedom Grant offers a unique opportunity to harness the Elks’ passion for serving veterans and military …

Lake Area Tech Students Prepare For 13th Annual Car Show Event

For Immediate Release April 11, 2018   Proceeds Benefit Operation Black Hills Cabin  WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Car Club will host its 13th annual Car Show for a Cause Saturday, May 5, 2018. The event takes place in the Lake Area Tech Automotive Technology building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show entry fee …