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Community U Classes Begin October 12

 For immediate release. October 2, 2017 WATERTOWN, SD – Community U, a series of fun and informative classes, begins its fifth year on October 12 and will feature a variety of topics offered to the public. Community U is a project of Watertown H2O-20, Lake Area Technical Institute, and the community of Watertown. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays …

Financial Aid Saturday Oct 21 2017

College-Bound Students Invited to Free Financial Aid Saturday Event

For Immediate Release September 19, 2017 WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is hosting Financial Aid Saturday on October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. The event is free and open to all students who plan to attend any college in the fall of 2018. During the event, Financial Aid 101 will take …

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Lake Area Tech Hosting Public Car Care Event October 18

September 18, 2017 Proceeds to Benefit Operation Black Hills Cabin WATERTOWN, SD – The public is invited to participate in the Lake Area Tech Car Club’s Car Care event on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the automotive department on the campus of Lake Area Tech in Watertown. Programs hosting the annual event include Automotive Technology, …

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LAKE AREA TECH MAINTAINS EXPECTED ENROLLMENT

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 WATERTOWN, SD – With almost 30% growth over the past five years, Lake Area Tech’s campus is at capacity. To continue to increase enrollment, Lake Area Tech is shifting strategies, adding spring and summer starts to balance the student population across the entire year. Previous campus planning estimated Lake Area Tech would not be at the capacity …

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Cosmetology Program Earns Number Four National Ranking

August 31, 2017 Watertown, SD – Lake Area Tech’s Cosmetology Program has been named the number four beauty/cosmetology program in the United States by Best Colleges.  Ranking criteria included admissions rate, student loan default rate, retention rate, and graduation rate. All data points were taken from information provided by colleges and universities to the National Center for Education Statistics. Each factor …

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LATI Ranked Top College for Online Associates in Small Business Management

August 25, 2017 Lake Area Technical Institute has been ranked number one among the top 20 colleges for an online associates in small business management by Great Value Colleges. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in August. This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database. The top 20 great value colleges for …

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Lake Area Technical Institute Students Selected to Participate in NASA Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2017 WATERTOWN  – Lake Area Technical Institute students Aric Leadabrand of Watertown, Dustin Wickert of Crooks, and Thomas Scarberry of Watertown, have been selected to travel to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi this October to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). They are three of 304 community college students from …

Lake Area Tech and South Dakota State University are Opening Doors

WATERTOWN, S.D. Aug. 4, 2017 Lake Area Technical Institute, recipient of the national Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, and South Dakota State University, South Dakota’s 1862 land-grant university, are pleased to co-announce the Opening Doors Initiative. The initiative is a commitment to expand access to higher education for all South Dakotans by simplifying the transfer process, offering education through …

Three Lake Area Tech Students Win SkillsUSA Medals      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2017 Lake Area Technical Institute Law Enforcement student Paige Frazee from Milbank, SD, received a bronze medal by placing third in the nation in the Criminal Justice competition during the SkillsUSA Championships, Cosmetology student Brittany Jensen from Bath, SD, received a silver medal by placing second in the nation in the Esthetics competition, and Computer …

Lake Area Technical Institute Receives 2017 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award

  SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: June 13, 2017 Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073   PIERRE, S.D.- Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) of Watertown has been named the 2017 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient. The recognition will take place Thursday, July 13, at the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Aberdeen.   Founded in 1965 …