The Manawa School District recently held a grand opening for Paving the Way, located at 407 S. Bridge St. The building once housed the Manawa Masons, prior to the organization moving to its new location in 2008. The building is now home to Paving the Way and a Practical Assessment Exploration System. It is a simulated workplace that gives a performance-based assessment for students at most levels of disabilities. This program is the first of its kind in mid-central Wisconsin where students may explore 246 different jobs. Currently, there are six seniors who are going through the program Three of them are going off to college, and three of them are working right now this is 100 percent success on the first year.