Southern Door School District was awarded $25,000 by the state to create a fabrication laboratory at the school.
The award is part of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 biennial budget investment into the Fabrication Laboratories Program. The governor made $500,000 available to school districts for the fab labs through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC). Twenty-five school districts received awards.
“Guaranteeing our students have the skills necessary to compete in our rapidly-growing, technology-driven world is critical to our economy,” Walker said. “Fab Labs provide hands-on learning to the next generation of workers to provide our students with the skills they need to obtain good-paying jobs. This ensures everyone who wants a job in Wisconsin can find a job.”
WEDC’s program requires matching funds from each school district and is designed to prepare students for manufacturing jobs in the future. Read More…