BREAKING: LATC receives $8 million private gift for Archway project!

May 6, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem was on the Lake Area Technical College campus today as the largest donation by an industry partner ever presented to Lake Area Tech was announced.

The eight million dollar donation from First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard will help construct two classroom buildings and an archway at the school.

First PREMIER Bank President Dave Rozenboom made the announcement saying, “it’s essential that we invest in people and invest in education to ensure our workforce capacity continues to grow.”

In addition to PREMIER’s gift, Governor Noem announced one-time state funding of $7.5 million to assist with the Archwa project.

The gifts will allow Lake Area Tech to move forward with the 50,000 square foot building complex that will allow space to relocate programs, accomodate growth, and add capacity for 250 additional students.

Construction will begin this summer, with an expected completion date in the fall of 2023.