Celebrating 55 Years

Lake Area Technical Institute has kicked off a year-long celebration as the school marks 55 years of providing post-secondary education in Watertown. Established in January 1965 as South Dakota’s first technical institute, many commemorative events are planned to celebrate the anniversary with students, alumni, current and former staff, and friends of Lake Area Tech.

One of the first happenings planned for the celebration is to begin highlighting Lake Area Tech alumni. Watch for 55 Alumni Highlights throughout the year on our social media channels and here on the website.

Lake Area Tech will also celebrate during several public signature events including:

  • An open house for the new Prairie Lakes Healthcare Center of Learning
  • Farm Show booth
  • The Annual Car Show For a Cause
  • Boulder Golf Tournament
  • 4th of July Parade
  • Feuerstein Series
  • Holiday Festival of Trees
  • More events to be determined

Be sure to check back in soon to read stories of Alumni, Faculty, and Staff. 

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