The Southern Door School District will get to focus a $25,000 grant toward hands-on learning. The district was awarded the grant to expand their equipment in their fabrication laboratory facilities. The grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation aims to prepare students with the necessary skills for today’s economy. The WEDC formed the grant to support hands-on education in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Other public schools who’ve also received these same grants have purchased items like 3D printers, laser engravers, plasma cutters, and other high-end technology for educational purposes.
Southern Door Superintendent Patti Vickman showed appreciation in a press release, stating that their support from the WEDC has helped bring the engineering and design process to students at all levels. Fabrication lab grants were awarded to twenty-eight school districts this year.