WISCONSIN (WMTV) -- State officials awarded Fab Lab Grants to school districts across the state on Monday.
Governor Tony Evers, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation secretary Mark Hogan and other legislators made their rounds, as part of #WIFabLab Day in Wisconsin.
Fab Lab Grants will enable local schools to start or build upon fabrication laboratories, or “fab labs.”
WEDC awarded more than $500,000 in Fab Lab grants to 20 Wisconsin school districts.
"Over the last four years, WEDC has invested over $2.1 million to provide 58 schools across the state the type of equipment needed to help students master the skills that are in high demand in the job market, including manufacturing, technology and engineering," said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state's lead economic development organization. "These grants represent an important investment in education and workforce development to ensure that Wisconsin students have the skills and training they need to compete for the jobs of the 21st century."
The following school districts were awarded Fab Lab Grants on Monday:
Abbotsford (Clark and Marathon Counties), $25,000
Beloit Turner (Rock County), $25,000
Brown Deer (Milwaukee County), $25,000
Fall River (Columbia County), $25,000
Grafton (Ozaukee County), $25,000
Hayward (Sawyer County), $25,000
Lakeland Union High School Consortium (Oneida County), $41,628
Maple (Douglas County), $22,937
Merrill (Lincoln County), $24,761
Milwaukee Public Schools (Milwaukee County), $25,000
Mount Horeb (Dane County), $25,000
Necedah (Juneau County), $12,220
Southern Door (Door County), $25,000
St. Francis (Milwaukee County), $25,000
Thorp (Clark County), $24,157
Three Lakes (Oneida County), $20,640
Wabeno (Forest County), $25,000
Wauwatosa (Milwaukee County), $24,056
Whitehall (Trempealeau County), $50,000
Wisconsin Rapids (Wood County), $25,000