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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. …

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 …