La Crosse School District seeing decline in tech teachers

Shortage means fewer educated tech workers locally

La Crosse School District seeing...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - School districts are having difficulty finding and keeping teachers of certain subjects.

Rural school districts are losing their tech teachers, especially those teaching technology and engineering classes.

The La Crosse School District is experiencing the shortages as well. District officials say as our area is seeing a demand for workers educated in those fields a shortage means we may not be able to fill those positions.

"So we're seeing a shortage of many of the teachers that have a passion for that area also have opportunities to actually go work in the workforce, and so we're not only competing for them as teachers, but we're competing for them in the workforce also,” said School District of La Crosse Career & Choice Education Supervisor Annette O’Hearn.

The School District of La Crosse says they offer additional incentives to attract teachers to our area, such as training to benefit a teacher's professional career.

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