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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, …

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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Aspen Prize Parade Pictures!

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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 …

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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 …