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. 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 training needed to pursue a civilian career. This year, 766 schools across the country were named to the list as Designated, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Top 10 status schools.
“Our staff is committed to help our student veterans make a seamless transition from military life to life as a successful student,” Lake Area Tech President Mike Cartney said. “Earning the gold-level Military Friendly® School Award is a reflection of the efforts our veteran services staff put forth every day and is a noble honor for our institution.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. Student survey data was also taken into consideration for the designation. The 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine. The list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com . Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands.