SALEM – Mt. Abram is hosting a JMG (Jobs for Maine Graduates)-sponsored STEM Interactive Career Fair on Thursday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Please note: this event, originally set for March 15, was rescheduled to March 16 due to the incoming Nor’easter.)
There will be 20 to 30 different businesses highlighted. Each class will have time to learn about various STEM careers and learning opportunities in Maine, meet business leaders, ask questions, participate in hands-on learning experiences, and more.
Participating businesses include: ARC Enterprises; Army National Guard; Beal College; Cianbro; CLD Licensing—Reg. 9; CMMC; Fire Department—Volunteer; Genesis Health—Sandy River Nursing Home; IEC Electrical & Mechanical Services; Inland Fisheries & Wildlife; Irving Forest Products; Jordan Lumber Company; Lucas Tree Services; Maine DEP; Maine Warden Service; Maine TREE Foundation; US Marines; NorthStar Ambulance; Pike Industries; Poland Spring; Roux Institute; Stratton Lumber; UMF; US Army; US Coast Guard.
The student schedule is:
9th grade 10 to 10:45 a.m.
10th grade 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
11th grade 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
12th grade and Foster Tech students 12:15 to 1 p.m.
The Mt. Abram staff encourages parents and anyone else from the public that is interested, to join them for this event.
Mt. Abram was recently awarded a $20,000 “Boosting Readiness for College and Career” grant from the MELMAC Education Foundation.
A Team of school and community members has been organized to work to meet the goals of the grant. They are gearing up to make plans for Mt. Abram students at all levels, to introduce them to a wide variety of opportunities and to encourage family participation in these plans.
This year’s Career Fair is one of many exciting opportunities in the works for local students.
Additionally, the Day Mountain Middle School will be attending some of the events that are being organized in order to start to think about and plan for their futures beyond high school. Plans are currently underway to visit several colleges, a college fair in Augusta and a Building Careers Fair, also in Augusta.
For more information on MELMAC grant awarded to Mt. Abram Regional High School, see this story: www.theirregular.com/articles/mt-abram-awarded-boosting-readiness-for-college-and-career-melmac-grant/.