RECORD SPRING ENROLLMENT

JANUARY 31, 2012   WATERTOWN, SD…..  Lake Area Technical College 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 Technical College President Shephard comments, “Due to the record enrollment fall semester, we have several areas that typically accept new …

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 College 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 College 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 College 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 Technical College has surpassed its all-time fall semester enrollment record with 1468 students enrolled this semester. Lake Area Technical College 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 Technical College’s …

LATI Wind Turbine Goes Up East of Watertown

The energy programs at Lake Area Technical College have a hot new arrival – a fully operational mini wind turbine to be used for training and power production. Thanks to a Congressionally Directed Energy Technology Grant, LATI was able to purchase the turbine along with several other breakthrough energy training devices in time for the 2011-2012 school year. With installation, …

TURBINE BLADE TO BE USED AS A TRAINING AID

A damaged wind-turbine blade has found a new home in the Energy Lab at Lake Area Technical College. The blade, from a turbine north of Elkton, was donated to the school after a well-aimed lighting strike ruined three-quarters of its colossal 200 foot span.  Technicians on the MN Dakota Wind Project removed the blade and carefully separated a 50 foot …

LATI Receives National Recognition for Community Service

May 20, 2011  Washington, D.C.                  The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has selected Lake Area Technical College as a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.  Lake Area Technical College was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in …

LAKE AREA TECH RANKED TOP 10% IN THE NATION

Lake Area Technical College and Mitchell Technical College Eligible For $1 Million Aspen College Prize Fund  Supporting Excellence; High Profile “jury” To Select Winners; Top Foundations Behind New Venture Impacting Six Million Students  WASHINGTON, DC  APRIL 26, 2011         In its first step to identify the nation’s best community colleges and award $1 million in prize money, the Aspen College College …

Programming Specialist makes “Least Stressful Jobs” List

Computer programmers ranked number four in CareerCast’s “10 Least Stressful Jobs of 2011”: http://www.careercast.com/content/10-least-stressful-jobs-2011-4-computer-programmer The site chose the best “low daily level of stress” jobs, with computer programming standing out as a salaried position in a growing field. The site also said that the computer industry is “clamoring” for qualified candidates who have “specialized training”, and that programmers have the …