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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 …

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Lake Area Tech Calls for Speakers for Third Annual TEDxLATI Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2017  WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Tech is searching for aspiring speakers for the third annual TEDxLATI event which will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Lake Area Technical Institute. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, features regional voices and TED Talk videos. This years’ TEDxLATI theme is “It’s Your World”.  Event coordinators …

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Lake Area Tech Earns Top Spot on Best Community College List

June 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Watertown, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute was named the top community college in the nation on Niche’s 2017 Best Community Colleges list. The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. This ranking assesses 804 …

Lake Area Tech Among Top 10 Tech-Savvy Community Colleges

For immediate release April 19, 2017 The Center for Digital Education’s Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards honor community colleges that are using technology to engage students and improve learning. Watertown, SD – The Center for Digital Education (CDE) has announced the winners of its 2016-17 Digital Community Colleges Survey in which Lake Area Technical Institute earned a Top 10 spot …

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Lake Area Tech Students Earn Mike Rowe Foundation Scholarships

April 13, 2017   Lake Area Technical Institute Caterpillar ThinkBIG students Nathan Timmerman of Lennox, SD, and Trysten Studemann of Ivanhoe, MN, are each the recipients of a $1000 mikeroweWORKS Tool Scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in partnership with the AED Foundation, an affiliate of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED).  Timmerman and Studemann are enrolled in the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program and …

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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, …