Sauk Prairie Gets New Advanced Manufacturing Classroom

The Sauk Prairie School District received a $2.4 million Workforce Innovation Grant through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Department (WEDC) in 2021 to fund the construction of new educational spaces focused on manufacturing, agriculture, and health care.

Sauk Prairie High School’s new Advanced Manufacturing Lab was built to meet growing demand for manufacturing skills among the region’s workforces. In addition to the manufacturing lab, grant funds went towards opening a greenhouse to implement more agricultural curriculum and provide microgreens at the school cafeteria, as well as the Medical Careers Lab, which has allowed students to begin interning at local health care providers.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on February 6 to celebrate the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Lab.  WEDC CEO Missy Hughes and DWD Asst. Deputy Secretary Jennifer Sereno, and SPHS students and teachers took part in the opening of this exciting new learning space.  

The Workforce Innovation Grants provided more than $128 million to 27 regional collaborations working to address their areas’ most pressing workforce needs, including child care, training, housing, transportation and more.

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