High School Students Get a Jump on Their Futures at UMaine 

Students from Houlton High School are among kids in the Bridge Year Program.

Organizers say it helps students with higher education.

Students acquire enough credits during their last two high school years to start their college careers as sophomores.

This week they’ve been given first-hand looks into different types of jobs.

Wednesday they were looking at engineering programs at the University of Maine in Orono.

“I think we’re going to work together really well and really support each other, which I think is important. I’m really excited for the next three years,” said Cameron Clark, Junior, Houlton High School.

“It grew out of intense to try help students get a more affordable way to get education and also to help students be more successful in their higher education,” said Greg Miller, Coordinator, Bridge year Program.

The program is state-funded and involves seventeen technical schools.