Sauk Prairie Schools Superintendent Jeff Wright and his staff have been working for years to help students find career pathways. With a robust apprenticeship program, the school district had also become a partner for area businesses – adjusting training to fit industry demands to ensure students are ready for the future of manufacturing, agriculture and health care.
There was just one problem.
“We were using equipment that in some cases was nearly as old as our 60-year-old high school,” Wright said. “We have identified with the partners we work with some needed improvements to our equipment in order to make sure that our students are best prepared to enter the modern workforce rather than just study the history of it.”