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By Dan Reed
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Cromwell-Wright School breaks ground for tech addition


October 4, 2018

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Pictured at the ground breaking, but not listed in order, are Superintendent Nathan Libbon, School Board Director Walt Coleman, Cromwell Mayor Sharon Zelazny, President of the Duluth Building Trades Craig Olson, and School Board Chair Greg Eliason.

Ground breaking for a $5+ million Industrial Technology Addition to the Cromwell-Wright School occurred September 21 with a strong presence from area labor leaders and Cromwell-Wright area citizens.

State of the art learning spaces for wood-working, welding, metal fabrication, and other tech skills are the focus of this addition. Construction will occur through the winter months and will ready the building addition for the 2019-2020 school year.

Craig Olson, president of the Duluth Building Trades, remarked, "We have a shortage of skilled tradesmen for the projects that are being built in Northern Minnesota. Training a new generation of workers for the trades is essential. The union families of our region support this effort on the high school level."

"I am so happy that Cromwell-Wright is taking a practical approach to the needs of our future workforce," commented attendee Rep. Mike Sundin. "Doubling down on teaching their students a building trade will benefit students, businesses, and employers. I am proud of this community effort to look to the future."


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