Epic Facts about Lake Area

Lake Area Tech Celebrates 55 Years in 2020

January 20, 2020 WATERTOWN – Lake Area Technical Institute kicked off a year-long celebration this morning as the school marks 55 years of providing post-secondary education in Watertown. Established in January 1965 as South Dakota’s first technical institute, many commemorative events are planned to celebrate the anniversary with students, alumni, current and former staff, and friends of Lake Area Tech. …

Student Voice Representatives Elected At Lake Area Tech

For immediate release December 19, 2019 Watertown, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute has announced its Student Voice Representatives for the 2019-20 school year. Student Voice provides an avenue for student input in campus policy and other processes by establishing open dialogue between students and Lake Area Tech administration. Representing the entire student body, members are elected by fellow students …

FEUERSTEIN SPEAKER R.J. PALACIO RESCHEDULES VISIT TO WATERTOWN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 8, 2019    WATERTOWN…..  The 2019 Feuerstein Series Leadership event featuring R.J Palacio has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 11 on the Lake Area Tech Student Center. Palacio postponed her October 14 appearance due to a medical emergency.  The general session will begin at 7:00 pm and a public book signing will be held at 8:00 pm.  …

Western Governors University and Lake Area Technical Institute Announce Partnership

For immediate release October 31, 2019 New partnership will allow students graduating from LATI to seamlessly transfer into WGU’s online undergraduate programs; WGU will also offer scholarships for students Watertown, S.D. – (Oct. 31, 2019) To help provide an affordable pathway for students of Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) to earn their bachelor’s degrees, Western Governors University (WGU) and LATI …

Recent Grant Boosts Lake Area Tech’s Student Food Pantry

For immediate release. October 31, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is a recipient of a generous $2500 grant from Corteva AgriScience, directed to Lake Area Tech’s Student Food Pantry. Corteva Crop Protection Territory Manager Becky McGillivary presented a check on campus this week to Food Pantry representatives Nicki Yackley-Franken, Lake Area Tech Librarian, and Stephanie Danielsen, Lake …

Lake Area Tech Students Gain Exclusive Experience During NASA Internships

October 29, 2019 Watertown, SD – Securing internships are program requisites for many Lake Area Tech students, but for a select few, the sky’s the limit – literally. Over the last five years, students in LATI’s Electronic Systems Technology, Robotics, and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs have successfully landed competitive internships with NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at sites …

THE MIKEROWEWORKS FOUNDATION GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS TO SOUTH DAKOTA STUDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2019 SIOUX FALLS, SD – The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has awarded ten scholarships to technical students across the state of South Dakota in an effort to help boost technical education in the state and across the country. Students from Lake Area Tech who received the scholarship are Emily Stewart, Norwich NY – Diesel Technology; Zachary Stoltenburg, …

Feuerstein Speaker Series Postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Watertown, SD                 October 14, 2019              The 20th Annual Feuerstein Speaker Series featuring RJ Palacio scheduled for Tuesday, October 15 at Lake Area Tech is postponed due the speaker’s unexpected medical emergency.  The event will be rescheduled to a later date and all tickets will be honored at that time.   For questions, please contact the Lake Area …

Community U Classes Begin October 8

For Immediate Release September 26, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – Community U, a series of fun and informative classes, begins in Watertown October 8 and will feature a variety of topics offered to the public. Community U is a project of Watertown H2O-20, Lake Area Technical Institute, and the community of Watertown. Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 26. …