Promoting the program

Thank you for partnering with WEDC to raise awareness of Wisconsin’s Fab Lab Day on April 30, 2024.

18 Wisconsin school districts are receiving over $493,000 in grants to establish or grow fabrication laboratories throughout the state. These labs offer students the opportunity to gain the hands-on experience and training preparation needed for jobs in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Typical equipment found in a Fab Lab include 3D printers, laser engravers, computer numerical control routers, and plasma cutters.

Some spaces also include manufacturing equipment that can help teach students skills that can apply to a future career.

Below, you’ll find sample social post statuses and graphics that can be used to help you and your networks generate awareness for this exciting day.



Should space allow, we encourage you to tag WEDC in your posts or photos so we can reshare as appropriate; our handles are:

  • Twitter: @WEDCNews
  • Facebook: @WEDCcommunity
  • Instagram: @WEDCcommunity
  • LinkedIn: @Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Suggested Post Status

Whether you are a grant recipient or an organization dedicated to advancing STEAM education and experiences in the state, the below can be used to celebrate and spread awareness of your commitment. The suggested text can be used as is or customized to include your school or organization’s name.


Over $493,000 in state grants were awarded to establish or upgrade fab lab facilities throughout the state. Join 18 school districts in celebrating #WIFabLab day.

First time grant recipients

We are delighted to join the 125 school districts across Wisconsin that have received #WIFabLab grants from the state.

Past grant recipients

A warm welcome to the schools receiving #FabLabWI grants today. These grants support hands-on STEAM learning and teach students crucial skills for the evolving job market. [ENTER/TAG YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT NAME] is a proud prior grant recipient.


The below graphics are to be used for social media. These graphics will appear correctly within newsfeeds on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.