Lake Area Tech Designated a 2014 “Great College to Work For ®”

Distinction by The Chronicle of Higher Education Includes Special Honor Roll Status Watertown, SD – For the sixth consecutive year, Lake Area Technical Institute is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s seventh-annual report on The Academic Workplace, …

Lake Area Tech Recognized in National Workforce Report

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown received top billing in a report presented to Vice-President Joe Biden on the future of workforce development. LATI’s incorporation of a hands-on approach with students and the local industrial community was noted first under the report’s “Actively Engage Local Business – Who’s Doing it Right” section. ThirdWay presented the report, “The …

President Shephard Participates in Workforce Forum

LATI President Deb Shephard participated in a policy forum featuring a detailed presentation by Vice President Joe Biden and a moderated panel by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on the future of the American workforce. Deb was one of 14 national leaders invited to attend. Pictured below are Vice-President Biden, Deb, and Secretary Perez. Click here for Third …

Diane Stiles to Fill Vice-President Position

WATERTOWN, SD – Diane Stiles has been named the next Vice-President of Lake Area Technical Institute. Stiles, a finalist candidate for the position of President, will assume the Vice-President position July 1, 2014. Stiles comes to LATI from Northwest Kansas Technical College where she served as Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs before moving to a leadership role in Academic Affairs. In …

LATI Students Place at SkillsUSA Competition

WATERTOWN, SD – Students from the Lake Area Technical Institute SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota SkillsUSA annual competition.  Lake Area Tech students received 10 first place, 10 second place, and three third place honors. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their respective categories: First Place: Branden Thyen (Waverly, SD), Cabinetry; Jordan Spilde (Watertown, SD),  Carpentry; …

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 …