For immediate release.
February 11, 2020
WATERTOWN, SD — Lake Area Technical College announced today it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation at the gold level status, as released by VIQTORY. This is the 11th consecutive year Lake Area Tech has received the Military Friendly® School award and the fifth 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 education and training opportunities needed to pursue a civilian career. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning a designation.
“Our staff is committed to help our student veterans make a seamless transition from military life to life as a successful student,” Lake Area Technical College 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 determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine. The list can also be found at 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. Job ®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly® brands.