For immediate release.
December 5, 2017
WATERTOWN, SD — Lake Area Technical Institute announced today that it has earned the 2018
Military Friendly® School designation at the gold level. This is the eighth consecutive year LATI has received the Military Friendly® School award and the second year in a row it has received the gold-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. Bronze, silver, and gold schools are recognized for going “over and above” in efforts to assist service members.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 receiving the designation.
“Our staff excels at serving our student veterans and assisting them as they transition from boots to books and beyond,” Lake Area Technical Institute President Mike Cartney said. “The gold-level Military Friendly® School Award is not only an honor for our institution, but great recognition for our veteran services staff.”
Chief Product Officer at Victory Media Daniel Nichols stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps veterans make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
Lake Area Technical Institute will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on http://militaryfriendly.com/.