LATI Remembers Long-Time Director Timmerman

WATERTOWN, SD – The staff and students at Lake Area Tech in Watertown are saddened by the loss of Leonard Timmerman, former director and co-founder of Lake Area Technical Institute. Timmerman worked to establish the institution in 1965 and served as co-director from 1969 until 1980, when he was named sole director until his retirement in 1990. Our deepest sympathy …

Lake Area Tech Awarded $1.15 Million TAA Grant

Watertown, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is the recipient of a $1.15 million federal grant that will fund a simulated blood bank and microbiology lab for students in the Medical Lab Technology program. The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative, which promotes educational development and employment opportunities in several areas including …

Lake Area Tech Awarded Military Friendly Schools ® Recognition

September 17, 2012 Watertown, SD – Lake Area Tech has been named for the third consecutive year to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 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 …

LAKE AREA TECH SURPASSES ENROLLMENT RECORD

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 WATERTOWN, SD….. For the ninth year in a row, Lake Area Tech has surpassed its all-time fall semester enrollment record with 1508 students. That number is a 3.2% increase over last fall semester’s total enrollment of 1468 students. The standard reporting ten day head count, indicates 930 freshman students started this fall which is a 7.9% increase …

SD Secretary of Ag Visits LATI

“Where ever you go, talk about ag,” he encouraged. “Use your social media skills to stand up and tell your story on Facebook and Twitter. Post pictures and let people know what you’re doing.”

LATI Nationally Honored for Community Service

Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education today honored the nation’s leading colleges and universities, students, and faculty members, and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning. Lake Area Tech has been ranked as a one of the top Finalists for the Presidential Award …

RECORD SPRING ENROLLMENT

JANUARY 31, 2012   WATERTOWN, SD…..  Lake Area Tech has again achieved a record spring semester enrollment with 1421 students enrolled this term.  This is a 25.4% increase in students over the past three years for spring semester. Lake Area Tech President Shephard comments, “Due to the record enrollment fall semester, we have several areas that typically accept new students in …

White House Highlights LATI President

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of Communications     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2011 White House Highlights President Deb Shephard and Lake Area Technical Institute as “Champions of Change”   In an increasingly competitive global economy, America’s economic strength depends upon the education and skills of its workers. In the coming years, nearly 8 in 10 new jobs will require …

RANKED ONE OF THE TOP 10 2-YEAR COLLEGES IN NATION

South Dakota’s Lake Area Technical Institute Named One of Ten Community College Finalists Nationwide for First-Ever $1 Million Aspen Prize Fund   Top College and Runners-up to be Announced in December; Lake Area Technical Institute Honored for its Focus on Excellence as Defined by Learning, Completion, Equity, and Labor Market Outcomes   Washington, D.C., September 13, 2011 –  South Dakota’s …

LAKE AREA TECH CONTINUES TO GROW

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011   WATERTOWN, SD…..  For the eighth year in a row, Lake Area Tech has surpassed its all-time fall semester enrollment record with 1468 students enrolled this semester. Lake Area Tech increased its enrollment by 2.6% over last fall.  The anticipated total enrollment for the 2011-2112 school year will eclipse 1650 students.  Of Lake Area Tech’s 27 programs of …