Economic workers hope more young people stay in the Northwoods.
They think preparing high school students for local careers is one way to do that.
The School District of Florence County hopes its new Fab Lab will help.
The district opened its Fab Lab this year.
The lab helps students, teachers, and community members make almost anything.
Students can use 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, and an engraver to help them create their projects.
“Students are each going to have their own individual learning plan,” says Business and Information Technology teacher Kay Mclain. “Depending on what their goal is for their future, they’re going to take some software and maybe learn that software better and specialize in that software.”