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 …

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LAKE AREA TECH SPRING SEMESTER ENROLLMENT INCREASE CONTINUES UPWARD TREND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2017    WATERTOWN, SD  –  Lake Area Tech President Mike Cartney announces that Lake Area Tech enrollment continues its remarkable upward trend this spring semester, topping last year’s numbers by an overall 12% increase. With 328 new students entering spring-start programs, the overall enrollment to date is 2393 students. President Cartney comments, “Our goal was …

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Lake Area Tech Expands Free Income Tax Preparation Services

For Immediate Release JANUARY 23, 2017 WATERTOWN, SD – For more than 20 years, second-year students in Lake Area Technical Institute’s Financial Services Advanced Tax class have participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free basic income tax filing services to the public who meet program guidelines. This year’s free service dates and times have been …

College-Bound Students Invited to Free Financial Aid Saturday Event

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute is hosting Financial Aid Saturday on January 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 2017.   During the event, Financial Aid 101 will take place at three different times: …

Military Friendly School 2017

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Gold Award Recipient by Military Friendly®

December 8, 2016 School’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans” WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute announced today that it has been named a Gold-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the Community College category for 2017. Lake Area Tech is the only college in South Dakota to receive the gold-level distinction. Victory Media, originator of the …

Aviation Students Earn First Place Honors at Competition

Form immediate release November 22, 2016 WATERTOWN, SD – Two students from Lake Area Technical Institute’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AVM) program earned first place awards at the recent 2016 Midwest Aviation Invitational held in Ottumwa, Iowa, hosted by Indian Hills Community College at its campus adjacent to the Ottumwa Regional Airport. Kyle Riegel, a second-year student from Fairmont, MN, won …

Military Friendly School 2017

Lake Area Tech Named a 2017 Military Friendly® School

For Immediate Release November 10, 2016 WATERTOWN, SD – For the seventh consecutive year, Lake Area Technical Institute has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and …