Michael Cartney Named Next President of Lake Area Technical Institute

WATERTOWN, SD – The Watertown School Board named Lake Area Technical Institute Vice-President Michael Cartney the next president of Lake Area Tech during a special school board meeting Monday. Cartney, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, has been Vice-President at Lake Area Tech since 2007. He and his wife, Harriett, reside in Watertown. “We look forward to Mike’s leadership and Lake …

LATI Students Prepare for Annual Car Show for a Cause

The Lake Area Technical Institute Car Club will host its ninth annual Car Show for a Cause Saturday, April 26, 2014. The car show and all events will be held in the Lake Area Tech Automotive Technology building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show entry fee is $10.00 with registration from 10-11 a.m. Show classes include Custom …

Three To Interview for President’s Position

Three candidates have been chosen to interview for Lake Area Tech’s presidential position. Read the details here: http://www.thepublicopinion.com/news/local_news/vp-cartney-among-lati-finalists/article_8449649c-b424-11e3-88b6-001a4bcf887a.html/

Lake Area Tech Adds Agri-Aviation Option

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Education approved the addition of an Aviation option for Lake Area Technical Institute’s Agriculture program.  The nine-month diploma option will begin this fall. Students may enter the option and graduate with a diploma or enter the option after completing LATI’s Agriculture or Aviation programs. Graduates of this option will obtain a private …

Titan Machinery Donates GPS System to Lake Area Tech’s Diesel Program

WATERTOWN, SD – An innovative donation from Titan Machinery in Watertown will offer Lake Area Tech’s Diesel Technology students valuable hands-on experience with the latest global positioning technology.  Through the Lake Area Technical Institute Foundation, the company has donated a Trimble GPS System for installation in a Case Puma tractor to complement LATI’s existing technology. “We recognize that it’s important …

Latest Placement Report Reveals Continued High Rates at Lake Area Tech

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Tech has completed its employment survey of the 2013 graduates and is reporting that after just six months, 98% of the graduates are employed or are continuing their education.  Of those continuing their education, a majority have returned specifically to Lake Area Tech to complete the second year of their nursing degree or pick up …

Med/Fire Rescue Program Earns Accreditation

WATERTOWN, SD – The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications approved Lake Area Technical Institute for accreditation for its Med/Fire Rescue program. The accreditation includes the following levels and standards: NFPA472, Hazardous Materials Awareness, 2008 Edition NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials Operations – CORE Competencies and mission Specific Competencies: Product Control and Personal Protective Equipment, 2008 Edition NFPA 1001, Firefighter …

All-Campus Read Event Kicks Off at LATI

Watertown, SD – The second-annual All-Campus Read at Lake Area Tech kicks off on Wednesday, February 19. The event was established last year in an effort to encourage reading for fun. “All-Campus Read was organized to promote literacy and enjoyment through reading,” explained LATI Librarian Nicki Yackley-Franken. “Our goal is to encourage Lake Area Tech students and staff to read for …

LATI Receives IRS Honors; Offers Free Tax Filing Services

In recognition of its contributions during the 2013 tax filing season, Lake Area Technical Institute has been named the South Dakota VITA Site of the Year by the Internal Revenue Service. For more than 20 years, second-year students in LATI’s Financial Services program have participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free basic income tax filing …

Lake Area Tech Sees Record Growth

Lake Area Tech announces that spring enrollment has increased 4.5% over the previous year. To date, 1539 students are enrolled at Lake Area Tech. The overall combined numbers of fall and spring semester, along with the upcoming summer session, should put Lake Area Tech near the 1900 mark for total students for the 2013-14 year. Lake Area Tech President Shephard …