In a nation swimming with technical schools, Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota stands out. After all, it has a lot to brag about: it has grown in enrollment for eleven consecutive years (as of 2014), recently completed a four-phase expansion, and has been awarded the distinction of being among the top five two-year colleges in the nation several times by the Aspen Institute. It boasts a 98% employment placement rate and a student-to-faculty ratio of just 16 to 1. Dozens of available majors run the gamut of professional trades, from ranch management and agribusiness to financial services and child development. Its Educational Services Center provides tutoring and a variety of learning technologies, such as “mind-maps” and multiple project management tools. And LATI gets students involved outside the classroom, too; on-campus organizations include Campus Crusade for Christ, a rodeo club and even a solar car team! At Lake Area Technical Institute, as its motto says, “It’s Your World.” So get out there and claim it as yours!