Governor Scott Walker applauds Beloit Memorial High School's career and technical education programs. The governor toured classes in machining, welding, and construction Monday. He was joined by several local legislators and State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers. The general consensus was high marks for the school district innovative efforts in working with area manufacturers in creating a rigorous and relevant curriculum in tech-ed. The governor says he tours manufacturing facilities every month and the equipment used in Beloit classrooms is very similar to what he sees in industry. Students say they find the real-world, hands-on class work interesting, and gives them an idea of what an industrial career might be like. Walker described Beloit's program as a leader, and suggested more school districts follow the model. The governor made the visit in celebration of Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin.