Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce: School District Gets Fab Lab Grant

Congratulations to the South Milwaukee School District for receiving a $25,000 state grant on Tuesday to expand their Fab Lab.

Among those on hand to award the grant and share a proclamation was Mark Hogan, secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

I was proud to share in the good news — especially as the parent of a sixth grader, as school leaders look to use the funds to expand the lab to more students, including middle schoolers, giving opportunities to kids like Christian that I could have never dreamed of as a student.

It’s more than fancy machines like 3-D printers, laser engravers and plasma cutters. These funds will help tomorrow’s engineers learn problem-solving and leadership skills that will be invaluable as they make their way into the workforce.

More details on the nearly $500,000 in grants awarded statewide here.

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