Wisconsin candidate for Governor, Dr. Tony Evers, was in the area today acting in his current capacity as Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction. He toured Winneconne and Little Chute High School for career and technical education month.
“It’s cool for us to be able to show off what our students do, and the programs that we have to offer,” said Jonathan Larson, the manufacturing and engineering instructor at Little Chute. “To take students abilities and interests and mold them into a career is really special.”
On Thursday, Dr. Evers got a first-hand look at the school’s growing programs of engineering, and metals, and woodworking.
Evers said, “Technology is bringing kids to the table here, because they know more about it than most adults do.”
He says it’s important to give students the skills they need to succeed at a young age.
“Clearly our state is needing skilled workers,” said Dr. Evers. “Probably the best economic development we can do in this state is invest in our young people.”
The technology at this high school does more than just teach, it inspires.
According to District Administrator David Botz, “It’s important that our kids create value and that value can be carried over into their secondary options whether it’s 4-year college, 2-year college, or straight to the world of work.”
Little chute also partners with area businesses and colleges to offer unique experience while they go to school, such as apprenticeships and certificate programs, so when they these students step out of the doors with a diploma, they’re ready for whatever lies ahead of them.