Mobile Skills Laboratory unveiled for Trempealeau County school districts

Students in Trempealeau County will get some hands-on manufacturing experience before heading into the workforce.

Communities in Trempealeau County came together for the ribbon cutting of a new mobile skills laboratory. The lab will travel between the Whitehall, Independence, Blair-Taylor and Arcadia school districts… teaching students about electronics, manufacturing and automation.

Leaders of the school districts say they spent more than 2 years researching what they would like included in the mobile lab.

“Everything from basic pneumatics to basic electronics, all the way up to fully-integrated robotic controls, PLCs, that full-range of 300-plus courses that we can provide access to for our kids and the students of this region,” said Whitehall Superintendent of Schools Mike Beighley.

The new Mobile Skills Laboratory was made possible thanks to Ashley Furniture and the Wanek family.