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 …

All-Campus Read Kicks Off at Lake Area Tech

Watertown, SD – Hitting the books at Lake Area Tech isn’t anything new, but beginning Tuesday, February 19, students will be hitting them a little harder – but not because it’s required. In an effort to encourage reading for fun, a new literary event, LATI All-Campus Read, has been established. “All-Campus Read has been organized to promote literacy and enjoyment …

LAKE AREA TECH EXPERIENCES RECORD GROWTH IN SPRING ENROLLMENT

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Tech announces that spring enrollment has increased 3.7% over the previous year. Currently, 1473 students are enrolled including 244 new students who started spring semester January 7, 2013. The overall combined numbers of fall and spring semester, along with the upcoming summer session, should put Lake Area Tech near 1800 total students for the 2012-13 …

Schuneman Equipment Company Donates Engine to Lake Area Tech’s Diesel Program

WATERTOWN, SD – A major donation from Schuneman Equipment Company will offer Lake Area Tech’s Diesel Technology students valuable hands-on experience with the latest engine technology. Through the Lake Area Technical Institute Foundation, the company has donated a John Deere diesel engine, which was removed from a new combine with less than 100 hours. “We are very excited to provide …

SD Board of Ed Approves Law Enforcement Program at LATI

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Education, meeting today, approved the addition of a Law Enforcement program at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown. The program will begin in the fall of 2014 and take students 18 months to complete. Graduates will be trained in legal, technical, and practical aspects of law enforcement, and completion will result in …

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 …