LATI Named a 2014 Military Friendly School ®

WATERTOWN, SD – For the fourth consecutive year, Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure …

LAKE AREA TECH REACHES A DECADE OF ENROLLMENT GROWTH

WATERTOWN, SD – For the tenth consecutive year, Lake Area Tech has surpassed its record fall semester enrollment with a new total of 1593 students. That number is a 5.6% increase over last fall semester’s enrollment of 1508 students. The increase is driven by a strong returning upperclassman count of 654 students, which is a 10.3% increase over last fall …

Lake Area Tech Ranked Number One for Graduation Rate

Watertown, SD – The Chronicle of Higher Education named Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown the number one public two-year college in the nation for graduation rates. LATI’s 73.5 percent graduation rate more than triples the national average of 20.4 percent for public two-year colleges. Lake Area Tech was also 13.7 percentage points higher than the number two public two-year …

3M Awards Lake Area Tech Two Manufacturing Grants

WATERTOWN, SD – Officials at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown announced today that two grants totaling $110,000 from 3M will be used at LATI to generate interest and increase student enrollment in manufacturing career programs. “3M is pleased to partner with LATI and area manufacturers on this program that will increase the college’s ability to train more students using …

Lake Area Tech Once Again Designated a “Great College to Work For”

Distinction by The Chronicle of Higher Education Includes Special Honor Roll Status Watertown, SD – For the fifth 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 annual report on The Academic Workplace, …

Lake Area Tech Students Place at National Competition

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute Computer Information Systems student Kris Marten, Goodwin, SD placed first in the Internetworking competition during the post-secondary SkillsUSA Championship held June 24-28 in Kansas City, MO. The first place ranking earned Marten a gold medal as well as cash and prizes from the computer industry that support SkillsUSA. Six LATI Building Trades students …

LATI’s Auto Club Donates to Make-A-Wish SD

Students in Lake Area Technical Institute’s Automotive Tech Club recently donated $2011.27  to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota. First and second year Automotive Technology and Custom Paint and Fabrication students are pictured here at the check presentation with Make-A-Wish Foundation of SD President and CEO Paul Krueger. Monies were raised through the club’s Car Care and Car Show events …

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 held at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD. Lake Area Tech students received 11 first place, 10 second place, and six third place honors. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their respective categories: First Place: Norwood Nelson …

LATI Named Top 4 Two-Year College in the Nation!

Washington, DC, March 19, 2013 – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced today Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota as a finalist-with-distinction for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Selected from the nation’s more than 1,000 public community colleges, Lake Area Technical Institute – a second-time finalist – will receive a $100,000 prize to support …

Car Club Prepares For 8th Annual Car Show For A Cause

WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Car Club will be hosting its eighth annual Car Show for a Cause on April 27, 2013. The car show and all events will be held in the Lake Area Tech Automotive Technology building and will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show entry fee is $7.00 with registration …