On April 27 The Green Ladle at Lewiston Regional Technical Center (LRTC) hosted the annual Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education (MACTE) Student of the Year event. It was an opportunity for each Career and Technical Education (CTE) site and center across the state to recognize their respective student of the year. Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman served as guest speaker and shared with the students the increased need of skilled workers.
Students who were recognized participated in a multitude of programs including electrical, culinary arts, multimedia, heavy equipment operations, advanced communications, certified nursing assistants, early childhood education, fire science, pre-engineering and criminal justice. Students shared their stories and what the impact of CTE has had on their overall educational experience.
Many of the students are continuing their education at one of Maine’s community colleges, Husson University, Thomas College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of New England, Beal College, University of Maine at Presque Isle and Maine Maritime Academy.