Lake Area Technical College Named a 2016 Military Friendly ® School
WATERTOWN, SD – For the sixth consecutive year, Lake Area Technical College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of more than 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
“It is an honor to be named a 2016 Military Friendly School,” said Lake Area Technical College VA Certifying Official Julie Forman. “We are dedicated to helping our service members translate the skills and experience gained while serving our country into educational success at Lake Area Technical College. It is a huge transition for our military students and their families and we are here to assist them each step of the way.”
In addition to its current array of student veteran services, Lake Area Technical College has implemented new marketing and recruitment strategies. These include enhancing the veterans’ services and benefits website information and maintaining a veteran support coordinator. This year, LATI is participating in the Greenlight A Vet project. Greenlight A Vet shines a light on the impact transitioning veterans make in and out of uniform in communities across the country during Veterans Day week. The program aims to bring recognition to the veterans transitioning back to school, jobs and neighborhoods. Greenlight a Vet encourages everyone to participate by showing their support using a “visible symbol” (such as a green light bulb) saying even though we don’t always know who are vets are when they aren’t wearing uniforms, we should still show them support.
Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly®Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. Lake Area Technical College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on www.MilitaryFriendly.com . For more information about Lake Area Technical College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.lakeareatech.edu.