WXPR's Ken Krall took a look at the future with some Northwoods 8th graders at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. He took the "Heavy Metal Tour."
Not a rock band, but a job fair of sorts: the "Heavy Metal Tour" is sponsored by Nicolet College, North Central Technical College, 27 manufacturing employers, and boards and alliances.
Rene Daniels from North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board says the goal is to give 8th graders a look at careers they might not have considered.
State officials stopped in Rhinelander today to present a nearly half-million dollar grant to the city. The money helps pay for road construction outside the new manufacturing facility for Printpack.
Outside the new facility that Printpack is building, Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns accepted the check from the state’s Transportation Economic Assistance program.
“I have fifty years in politics in this community and this is one of the best days I’ve ever had.”