Maine’s CTE professional trucking program captures national attention

An estimated 8,100 students in Maine are enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs. Of those students, approximately 70 are enrolled in a course of study designed for future careers in commercial trucking.

In May, students from four career and technical centers competed at the professional drivers championship in the “Future Truckers” division at Dysart’s Transportation in Hermon. Selected students from Region 3 (Lincoln area), Region 9 (Rumford area), Tri-County Technical Center (Dexter area), and Westbrook Regional Vocational Center competed at this event.

The competing students and their CTE career path received national recognition in the professional trucking world. Read the story here.

For more information on CTE in Maine, contact Director of CTE Margaret Harvey at margaret.harvey@maine.gov or call 624-6739.