Lake Area Tech Offers UpSkill Certifications for Dislocated Workers

For Immediate Release July 24, 2020 WATERTOWN, SD – In an effort to encourage South Dakota dislocated workers to pursue a high-demand, post-secondary skill, the state’s four technical colleges now offer online-only certifications that will be of little or no cost to the student. The concerted effort, called UpSkill, is the result of a $2.2 million request by the South …

Lake Area Tech Diesel Program Earns Accreditation

For Immediate Release July 9, 2020 WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical College’s Diesel Technology program recently attained a five-year AED Foundation accreditation. The accreditation signifies the program has met rigorous construction equipment technical standards and is an indicator that the program offers superior hands-on diesel equipment education. Lake Area Tech is the only technical college in South Dakota to …

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Lake Area Tech Officially Becomes a College

For Immediate Release July 1, 2020 WATERTOWN, SD – As of today, July 1, Lake Area Technical Institute is now Lake Area Technical College. To coincide with its new name, the college has enthusiastically unveiled a fresh, new logo. The new name and logo are the result of state legislative action that changed the names of South Dakota’s four tech …

Lake Area Technical College Distributes Student CARES Act Funds

For Immediate Release May 21, 2020 WATERTOWN – With the passage of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Lake Area Technical College has received $884,080 in grant funds to assist students impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Students determined eligible have been contacted via email by Lake Area Technical College. Grant monies will continue to …

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South Dakota’s Technical Colleges Plan for On-Campus Classes in Fall 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 8, 2020 CONTACT: Nick Wendell, South Dakota Board of Technical Education, 605-280-4331, nick.wendell@state.sd.us PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s four technical colleges plan to resume on-campus operations this fall, with face-to-face teaching and learning at institutions across the state. The colleges will continue to focus on providing high-quality online instruction to complete the spring and summer …

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Lake Area Technical College President Mike Cartney Named a 2020 South Dakota Hall of Fame Inductee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Greta Chapman, CEO South Dakota Hall of Fameceo@sdhalloffame.com 605-430-0792 sdexcellence.org 2020 South Dakota Hall of Fame Inductees Announced DREAMCHASERS that INSPIRE! Chamberlain SD: Since 1974, over 700 South Dakotans have become members of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, which is designated as the State’s Hall of Fame. The Mission to …

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Lake Area Technical College Graduation Taking Place Virtually May 8

For immediate release. April 15, 2020 WATERTOWN – Officials at Lake Area Technical College announced today the 2020 graduation ceremony will take place virtually on Friday, May 8, 2020.  The decision follows Governor Kristi Noem’s Executive Order to close school facilities through the end of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Commencement page is being developed on …

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Technical Colleges to Continue Online Classes for the Remainder of the Semester

March 25, 2020 PIERRE, S.D. – As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota increases, the state’s four technical colleges will continue to provide course delivery online through the remainder of the semester.  With only weeks remaining in the semester, the institutions will build on the extensive hands-on experience our students already possess. Our faculty and staff …