LATI PRESIDENT CARTNEY TO ATTEND WHITE HOUSE COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT

WATERTOWN, SD – On Thursday, December 4, Lake Area Technical Institute President Mike Cartney, will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others that are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country. The summit …

Lake Area Tech Holiday Food Drive Benefits PACH Program

WATERTOWN – Students and staff at Lake Area Technical Institute wrapped up its annual holiday food drive contest last week by exceeding a goal of collecting 2,235 pounds of non-perishable food items for the Watertown PACH Program. Following the two-week long food drive, a grand total of 2,310 pounds of food was collected, beating last year’s record by 75 pounds! …

Lake Area Tech Students Host Second-Annual Fashion Show

The Fashion Merchandising students at Lake Area Tech will host their second-annual Fashion Show Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM in the LATI Student Center. The public is invited to attend the show, which will feature fashion and accessories by Edgy Chics and Mainstream Boutique. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served.  Please enter through the …

Lake Area Tech Awarded a $2.5 Million Job-Driven Training Grant

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is the recipient of a $2.5 million job-driven training grant according to an announcement Monday by Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Across the nation, 270 community colleges will share $450 million in grant monies as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College …

Lake Area Tech Hosts Car Care Event October 25

WATERTOWN, SD – The public is invited to participate in Lake Area Technical Institute’s annual Car Care event on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lake Area Tech automotive department in Watertown.  Programs hosting the event include Automotive Technology, Custom Paint & Fabrication, High Performance Engine Machining, and Occupational Therapy Assistant. During the Car …

Lake Area Tech Named a 2015 Military Friendly ® School

WATERTOWN, SD – For the fifth consecutive year, Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown has been named to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list. The 2015 Military Friendly ® Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the …

Lake Area Tech Grows 11 Straight Years

For the eleventh consecutive year, Lake Area Tech has surpassed its record fall semester enrollment with a new total of 1729 students. That number is an 8.5% increase over last fall semester’s enrollment of 1593 students. The increase is driven by a strong return of upperclassmen, a new Law Enforcement program, fourteen programs achieving full enrollment, a significant increase in …

NASA’s Office of Education To Award Lake Area Technical Institute $500,000

WATERTOWN, SD – Through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program, NASA’s Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million to U.S. community colleges and technical schools including a $500,000 award to Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown. The purpose of the award is to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. The …

LATI Agriculture Program Receives Honors at SDAAE Conference

WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Agriculture program was named the 2014 Outstanding Post-Secondary Program at the annual South Dakota Association of Agricultural Educators (SDAAE) conference in Mitchell this week.  The conference was held in conjunction with the South Dakota Association of Career and Technical Education conference. The Outstanding Post-Secondary Program award recognizes excellence in post-secondary and adult …