Recognizing the need for more technical education, state business and education organizations have developed strategies to increase student interest and participation.
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine on June 21 presented a joint plan at the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center. The plan includes 11 action steps to involve more Maine students in technical programs.
Todd Fields, the director of WRVC, said he’s pleased with the plan because it will prepare more students for in-demand jobs.
“I think it’s wonderful, especially in southern Maine where a lot of jobs right now are unfilled,” he said. “This is a viable way for students to get into those jobs and to get into college.”