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Lake Area Tech Student Awarded National Occupational Therapy Scholarship

For immediate release. April 10, 2017 Watertown, SD – The American Occupational Therapy Foundation has awarded the Carlotta Welles Scholarship to Angus Lochhead, second-year Occupational Therapy Assistant student at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD.  Angus is from Claremont, CA. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet a number of requirements which include attending a two-year college, …

Lake Area Tech Students Prepare For 12th Annual Car Show Event

Proceeds Benefit Operation Black Hills Cabin  WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Car Club will host its 12th annual Car Show for a Cause Saturday, April 29, 2017. The event takes place in the Lake Area Tech Automotive Technology building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show entry fee is $10.00 with race car registration from …

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Lake Area Tech Computer Students Advance in Multi-National Competition

For Immediate Release MARCH 28, 2017  WATERTOWN, SD – Ten Lake Area Technical Institute Computer Information Systems students are advancing to the next level in the NetRiders competition. NetRiders is a set of computer networking competitions sponsored by Cisco Systems involving three levels of competition. Lake Area Tech CIS students are participating in two levels: CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking …

Mike Cartney

Lake Area Tech President Cartney to Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee

March 27, 2017  WATERTOWN, SD — Lake Area Technical Institute President Mike Cartney has been invited to testify on “Closing the Skills Gap and Boosting U.S. Competitiveness” before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.   Cartney’s testimony will be part of a full committee hearing at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 29 in Washington, D.C.  The invitation comes from …

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2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Awarded to South Dakota’s Lake Area Technical Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Follow us on Twitter: @AspenHigherEd, #AspenPrize Contact: Tiffany Yoon, 202-736-2531 | Tiffany.Yoon@aspeninstitute.org Bridget DeSimone, 301-280-5735 | Bdesimone@burness.com $1 Million Prize Recognizes Excellence in: Learning, Degree Completion, Minority and Low-Income Student Success, and Employment and Earnings   Washington, DC, March 14, 2017 – The Aspen Institute announced today that Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) in Watertown, South Dakota …

Lindsie Bartley

COMMUNITY OF BROOKINGS AND LAKE AREA TECH DEVELOP PARTNERSHIP

MARCH 1, 2017 WATERTOWN, SD – The Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) of Brookings, SD, Vision Brookings, and Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD have joined forces to develop a unique partnership between a community and a technical college. As part of Lake Area Tech’s “Learn Where You Earn” initiative, the three entities will collaborate and expand on Lake Area …

Mike Cartney

Growing South Dakota’s Workforce One Full-Ride at a Time

Letter to the Editor By Michael Cartney, President of Lake Area Tech South Dakota is in full pursuit of assembling and retaining a skilled workforce. The most valuable commodity to companies is the individual with a strong work ethic who wants to be trained in these high-demand areas. Combine the two and you get a workforce that is committed to …

Governor Daugaard Signs Tech School Board Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2017 PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed into law Senate Bill 65, An Act to establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes.  “Technical institutes play an invaluable role in workforce development,” said Gov. Daugaard. “This measure elevates our state’s …

Public Invited to Book Reading Event at Lake Area Tech

For Immediate Release FEBRUARY 2, 2017  Watertown, SD – The fifth-annual All-Campus Read is underway at Lake Area Tech in a campus-wide effort to encourage reading for fun. Highlighting the event will be a public book reading by Patrick Hicks, author of the 2017 All-Campus Read book selection, The Commandant of Lubizec. The event will take place Thursday, March 23 …