Education Commissioner Visits United Technologies Center 

Education Commissioner Steven Bowen is is visiting schools across the state as part of his “Listening Tour”. In his first 100 days on the job, Bowen will talk with superintendents, parents and students in each of the state’s nine superintendent regions.Bowen says the goal is to get a sense of what’s working and what’s not working for educators. He’ll use the information to help develop a long-term plan for education in the state of Maine.Thursday morning, he was at the United Technologies Center in Bangor. Bowen says what he saw was unbelievably impressive. “You go in one room they’re doing this and you go in another room it’s automotive. You go in another room and it’s computers, another room it’s small engines, healthcare, food service. It’s remarkable the variety of things going on inside this building. It’s terrific,” said Stephen Bowen, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education.Bowen will hold an evening forum at UTC Thursday night from 6 to 8.The next stop on his tour is the Hancock County Technical Center in Ellsworth on Monday, March 21st.