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Florence schools celebrate Career and Tech Ed. Month

State Superintendent Tony Evers, right, visited Florence Schools on Monday as part of the celebration of Career and Technical Education Month. He toured the Fab Lab and spoke with Kay McLain’s business students. Above, an eighth grade students shows Evers his computer coding project.
Sarah Giddings

Florence Schools hosted a variety of guests on Monday as part of Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, including State Superintendent Tony Evers, representatives from BOSS Snowplow and Crystal Steel House, and past Florence Superintendent Jan Dooley.

Evers first visited the business and information technology computer lab where Kay McLain, instructor and 2017 Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year, gave an overview of the program. Evers was able to ask students about their accounting and office internships as well as industry certifications and college credit available through partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.


For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.