U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Western Technical College in La Crosse Friday afternoon.
Baldwin will learn about Western's efforts to modernize and grow their manufacturing program to provide students skills training for jobs in the industry.
Baldwin will tour the campus, including the Coleman Center's HVAC and machine tool areas, followed by the Applied Technology Center's wood tech and welding areas.
The Senator will also learn how the planned Integrated Technology Center, which will open in 2015, will bring all of these programs under one roof, creating additional skills training and hands-on learning opportunities.