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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

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Madison, WI 53707-7946
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Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Secretary Newson, Superintendent Evers Visit Brillion High School

Tour of Ariens Technology and Engineering Center part of Career & Technical Education Month

BRILLION – Today, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson and State Superintendent Tony Evers to visited Brillion High School's Ariens Technology and Engineering Education Center as part of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Governor Walker proclaimed February as CTE Month to highlight CTE programs that provide lifelong skills and a head start towards promising careers.

"It is exciting to see Wisconsin's future workforce so enthused about the opportunities that a career and technical education can provide," Secretary Newson said. "From today's visit, it is clear that students understand the benefits of career and technical education programming."

Throughout the month, state leaders will showcase innovative school-to-work programs and the career opportunities for high school students who attend technical school for short-term training or a two-year degree.

At Brillion High School, Secretary Newson and Superintendent Evers joined school administrators, students and local industry leaders for a tour of the Ariens Technology and Engineering Education Center. Joining them was Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens Company. The center is a collaborative initiative between Brillion High School and Ariens Company, allowing students the ability to receive hands-on, real world training that will put them on a path to a great career.

More information: Contact your local school district or technical college to learn more about CTE programs in your area or visit http://www.wtcsystem.edu/initiatives, https://dpi.wi.gov/cte, or http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/.

Proclamation: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/newsreleases/pdf/150130 _career_and_technical_education_month.pdf.

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