Evers names eight Business Friends of Education

Special to The Freeman

April 10, 2014

MADISON – State Superintendent Tony Evers on Thursday named eight business and industry partnerships as 2014 Business Friends of Education.

The 2014 Business Friends of Education awards will be presented Friday during the annual Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Middleton.

The businesses receiving awards include Country View Veterinary Clinic, Oregon; Cummins Emissions Solutions, Mineral Point; GenMet, Mequon; Lakeshore Health Care Alliance, Sheboygan; NEW Manufacturing Alliance, Green Bay; Precision Plus, Elkhorn; Project SEARCH, Madison; and WESTconsin Credit Union, Hudson.

Following the awards breakfast, the honorees will participate in a panel discussion to share their experiences integrating academic knowledge, technical and career education and workplace learning skills, according to a statement.

“The collaborative partnerships fostered between industry and education play a key role in preparing Wisconsin students for the future,” Evers said. “These supportive relationships make a difference in student’s lives and strengthen our communities for years to come.”