Record Enrollment at Lake Area Tech Boosted by Online Degree Participation

For immediate release. July 31, 2019 Watertown, SD – Mid-July marked the official end of the 2018-19 school year at Lake Area Tech and with that, enrollment data showed a record 2,632 students registered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. That number is the projected enrollment figure for 2043. The rise in enrollment is due in part to increased …

Lake Area Technical Institute President’s List Summer 2019

*Paityn Bonn, Conde; Sever Burghardt, Brookings; *Eh Dah, Huron; Madyson Domeyer, Ellsworth MN; *Ashley Eisenbraun, Webster; Brianna Goble, Watertown; Marissa Golas, Estelline; Logean Hansen, Huron; Jaron Helstein, Rapid City; Austin Hofer, Tea; *Harlee Hofhenke, Iroquois; *Madison Holmberg, Cresbard; *Terra Kettwig, Milbank; *Megan Leppert, Rapid City; Brittany Ludens, Volga; *LaNae Meidinger, Herreid; *Kathryn Mogen, Twin Brooks; Nathan Murphy, Watertown; *Nathan Nixon, …

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John Knebel Memorial Scholarship Established at Lake Area Tech

For immediate release July 15, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – The family of John Knebel of Eden, SD, recently established a scholarship fund in his memory at Lake Area Technical Institute. The John Knebel Memorial Scholarship will support two $250 scholarships annually to one student demonstrating financial need in the Agriculture program and the other to any LATI student demonstrating financial …

Lake Area Tech Students Earn High Marks at National SkillsUSA Competition

For immediate release. July 3, 2019 Watertown, SD – Eleven students from Lake Area Technical Institute recently participated in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Students participated in one of 102 competitions in career and technical fields. It is the largest skill competition of its kind in the world. Lake Area Tech participants included Tanner Schiferl of Fordyce, NE, …

LAKE AREA TECH HIGHLIGHTED AS MODEL FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS IN NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLICATION

JUNE 11, 2019    WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Tech is one of six community colleges across the nation highlighted in The Workforce Playbook, released today by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Addressing the national workforce skills gap, the publication outlines Lake Area Tech’s best practices for developing highly effective workforce programs. In addition, the Playbook details South Dakota’s Build …

Lake Area Tech Students Place at State SkillsUSA Competition

For immediate release May 8, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – Students from the Lake Area Technical Institute SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota State Leadership and Skills Conference competition held on the campus of Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, and at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown for the Criminal Justice and Computer Programming portions of the …

Lake Area Tech’s Aviation Program Expands to Include Pilot Degree

For Immediate Release May 1, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – The Aviation program at Lake Area Technical Institute has expanded and is now including a Professional Fixed Wing Pilot Associate of Applied Science degree in addition to the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Applications are now being accepted for the 18-month program. Enrollment is limited.   Lake Area Tech is the only …

APTA Honors Lake Area Tech’s Thuringer with National Societal Impact Award

For Immediate Release April 18, 2019 WATERTOWN, SD – The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) will present the distinguished Societal Impact Award to Lake Area Technical Institute’s Brad Thuringer, Physical Therapist Assistant program instructor, at the annual APTA conference in June. The award honors his community service efforts with Shoes4Kids, a charitable foundation Thuringer founded that distributes shoes to children …

Lake Area Tech’s Robotics/Electronics Program Earns Top Spot at ATEA National Conference

April 17, 2019 For immediate release. WATERTOWN, SD – The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) named Lake Area Technical Institute’s Robotics/Electronic Systems Technology programs the 2019 ATEA Outstanding Technical Program at its 56th annual National Conference on Technical Education in Indianapolis, Indiana, earlier this month. The award is based on criteria including enrollment trends, career advancement and opportunities, program advisory …