Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers visits Florence High School for CTE month

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FLORENCE, Wisc. (WLUC) - One of Wisconsin's VIPs visited Florence, Wisc. Monday to talk to students about their post high school careers.

It's all part of CTE month, focusing on career and technical education. State superintendent Tony Evers spoke to students about their plans, and the importance of the various programs available at their school helping to further education.

"Career and Technical Education Month is every year in February, and I love it because we're able to showcase some really cool things that kids do in the state, and focusing not only on the interest they have in the careers but also focusing on the community collaborations that have to happen to make that work," says Tony Evers, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin.

2017 Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year Kay McLain helped lead the discussion, and showed off some of the great opportunities available, such as Florence High School's Fab Lab which connects business and informational technology, and the school's partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College allowing students to receive certifications and college credit.