Maine Career and Technical Education Conference Held in Skowhegan 

Technical school teachers from across the state had a chance to be the students.Hundreds attended the Maine Career and Technical Education Conference.” We had eight different types of breakout sessions that were varying any where from assessments to different types of proposals to reform our levels of education.”Technical schools are a great tool for students who enjoy hands-on learning.” Any students would want to be engaged and that can vary from your valedictorians and salutatorians straight through to your students that struggle sometimes in school. They all want to be engaged.”These teachers say it’s nice to have a lesson taught to them.” We can support each other. We can look at what other centers are doing at their individual centers and be able to compare and draw strength from each other.”Scott Baillargeon is a new law enforcement instructor at Hancock Center Technical School.” I was hoping today would give be an overview of what we do in the career technical field and get some more info on that.”He says nothing beats when the light bulb goes off in a student’s head.” That practical application piece is really important for them, allows them to really tie everything together we’re teaching as compared to what their particular field is.”