55 Years of Being Epic

Lake Area Tech Celebrates 55 Years in 2020

January 20, 2020

WATERTOWN – Lake Area Technical Institute kicked off a year-long celebration this morning 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 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, and more to be determined.

All of the 55th anniversary celebration updates can be found on the Lake Area Tech website at www.lakeareatech.edu. Click on the “55” banner on the homepage to view.