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Lake Area Tech Attracting Students For High Demand Jobs

February 27, 2014, 6:23 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Lake Area Tech Attracting Students For High Demand Jobs
WATERTOWN, SD -

Machining, robotics, welding- those are just a few of the fields where workers are in high demand. Lake Area Tech is trying to attract students and train them to fill those jobs.

"The opportunities for our students are great," instructor Scott Leitheiser said.

These energy operations students usually have jobs before they graduate. School administrators say employers come to them wanting more workers than they're graduating.

"We actually have a lot of companies coming in looking for people," student Allan Dahl said.

The need for technical workers has gotten attention from the governor and legislators. A work group will look for ways to get information about tech school opportunities in the hands of students.

Lake Area's president is thankful for any exposure technical education can get.

The school is running commercials to let people know what options are available and the need that exists.

"The problem the state has right now, we have a lot of baby boomers leaving these occupations so we need to get replacement workers in the pipeline very quickly," President Deb Shephard said.

President Deb Shephard says high-demand programs have capacity and could take more students. And she adds it's not about filling classrooms, but filling needs.

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