Community U Classes Begin October 13

For Immediate Release October 5, 2016   WATERTOWN, SD – Community U, a series of fun and informative classes, begins in Watertown October 13 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 begin Thursday, October 13 and will be …

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Lake Area Tech Hosting Public Car Care Event October 1

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 Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the automotive department on the campus of Lake Area Tech in Watertown.  Programs hosting the annual event include Automotive Technology, Custom Paint …

Aspen Prize Top 10 2017

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Among Ten Finalists for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

Contact: Gingle Lee, Senior Program Manager – Aspen College Excellence Program   202-736-3504 | gingle.lee@aspeninstitute.org $1 Million Prize for Excellence in Four Areas: Learning, Degree Completion, Employment and Earnings, and Access and Success for Minority and Low-Income Students; Winner to be Announced in March 2017 Washington, D.C., September 13, 2016 – South Dakota’s Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) was named today one of …

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LUCKY THIRTEEN – LAKE AREA TECH ENROLLMENT HITS MARK AGAIN

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 7, 2016                      WATERTOWN, SD – For the thirteenth consecutive year Lake Area Tech has documented record enrollment, surpassing last year’s record of 1846 by more than 10%. With 2061 students starting the fall semester, Lake Area Tech saw significant growth in many of its programs including a 25% increase in Building Trades, Medical Lab …

LAKE AREA TECH TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL TEDxLATI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2016         WATERTOWN, SD – The 2nd Annual TEDxLATI event will be held Thursday, September 15, 2016 in the Student Center on the campus of Lake Area Technical Institute from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talk videos under the theme “It’s Your World.” …

WalletHub 2016 Best Community Colleges

Lake Area Tech Ranks in Top 10 on WalletHub’s List of Best Community Colleges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2016         WATERTOWN, SD   The personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst Community Colleges then drew upon its results to identify the States with the Best & Worst Community College Systems. To help students weigh their community-college prospects, WalletHub’s analysts compared 821 schools across 12 key metrics. Our data set ranges …

Bradberry Scholarship

New Dental Scholarship Honors Lake Area Tech Retiree

WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Foundation Office announced this week that a new scholarship has been established on behalf of retired Dental Assisting instructor, Rhonda Bradberry. Julie Stevenson, LATI Foundation Director, said Brookings orthodontist Dr. David M. Meyer of Meyer Orthodontics has initiated an endowed scholarship, the Rhonda Bradberry Dental Assisting Scholarship, on her behalf with a …

Lake Area Tech Offers First Native Entrepreneur Academy

  WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown will host its first Native Entrepreneur Academy for Native American high school students in grades 10-12 and LATI students on Thursday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Area Tech. The Academy is an opportunity for students to explore and experience first-hand how to become an entrepreneur. …

Jesse SkillsUSA

Lake Area Tech Student Places 1st in the Nation at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 6, 2016  – WATERTOWN, SD    Lake Area Technical Institute Law Enforcement student, Jesse Thorne of Huron, SD earned a gold medal in the Criminal Justice skills competition during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held on June 22nd & 23rd in Louisville, Kentucky.  Lake Area Tech Cosmetology student Zyler Thompson of Watertown, SD  placed …

Lake Area Tech Chosen for Aspen Institute Report that Details How Nation’s Most Effective Community Colleges Improve Outcomes for Low-Income and Minority Students

  Strategic partnerships with high schools, four-year universities, and employers pay off with higher graduation rates and family-sustaining careers for underserved students who often fall through the cracks Washington, DC, June 23, 2016 – The Aspen Institute today released a new evidence-based report designed to help more community colleges across the country close the achievement gap and lift more low-income …