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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 Tech 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 Tech 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 Tech. Grant monies will continue to be disbursed …

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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 Tech 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 Tech 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 …

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Lake Area Tech Receives One of Three Nation-Wide Case IH Tractor Donations

For immediate release. February 19, 2020 WATERTOWN – Nearly 400 Lake Area Tech Agriculture and Diesel students are reaping the benefits of a generous donation by Case IH and Titan Machinery of a 300 Magnum Case IH tractor. Case IH and Titan Machinery representatives visited campus this month to commemorate the contribution. “Lake Area Tech is one of just three …

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Lake Area Tech Earns Military Friendly​® ​ Gold-Level School Designation

For immediate release. February 11, 2020 WATERTOWN, SD ​— Lake Area Tech 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. …

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LAKE AREA TECH ENROLLMENT REMAINS STRONG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 10, 2020 WATERTOWN, SD… Even with record setting growth by 190 students last year, Lake Area Tech has used innovation and out-of-the-box programing to continue the momentum.  2020 spring semester, new student starts are up 9% over last spring. Lake Area Tech remains above capacity with 2581students enrolled to-date, up slightly for the year and is …

55 Years of Being Epic

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. …