A pit stop in the future of Wisconsin’s trucking industry is progressing in Casco. Construction at the former Luxemburg-Casco Middle School has been going on for just over a month as it retrofits a portion of the building to a diesel truck and a fabrication lab.
When completed, Ahnapee Diesel will be a joint venture of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee, and Denmark School Districts. The first-of-its-kind partnership comes at a time when there is not just a shortage of truck drivers but also of the people who help keep them on the road.
Luxemburg-Casco School District Superintendent Glenn Schlender says many local businesses jumped at the chance to help make the future program a success.
Schlender added that interest has already been high with over 20 students registered to take part when the facility officially opens this fall.
Completing the course at Ahnapee Diesel will not just help students earn credits for high school, but also get on the fast track to earning a Diesel Maintenance Technician diploma from NWTC.