Anoka-Hennepin's Secondary Technical Education Program got a visit from a high ranking official from the U.S. Department of Education this week.
On Wednesday morning, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Doctor Mick Zais, toured the STEP School and checked out some of the classes including this one where students can earn a commercial drone license. Zais says the STEP school was one of six programs in the Midwest that "popped to the top" for best practices in high tech career and education programs.
“My goal is twofold, to see some of the best practices in action, that’s why the STEP School came to our attention in Washington. And two, is to highlight the importance for all of America of training people in these high paying careers," says Zais.
Following the tour, the U.S. Deputy Secretary met with instructors, industry representatives and others in a round table discussion.
STEP is one of six schools the deputy secretary visited across four states this week.