(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach is pleased to see a plan authorizing an engineering school at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay win approval as part of an omnibus motion by the Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance.
“I want to thank Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) for leading on this important initiative,” says Streckenbach. “This historic vote allowing a new engineering school at UW-Green Bay helps secure and grow our future manufacturing base in Northeastern Wisconsin.”
This demonstrates what can be accomplished by seeking community partnerships and having a Legislative leader willing to champion bold ideas that will secure a successful future for Northeastern Wisconsin.
In his statement, Nygren says, “The new engineering school at UW-Green Bay will be a game changer. More students will have access to quality educational opportunities to learn marketable skills, and local businesses will be able to hire more qualified college grads for well-paying positions.”
Brown County hopes that the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Scott Walker approve this UW System budget as-is, along with the $5 million from the Governor for the STEM Innovation Center where the school would be located, as part of the overall 2017-2019 biennial budget.