Mid-Coast School of Technology Director, Bobby Deetjen, will talk with the Camden Rotary Club at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26, on “Career and Technical Education: Preparing our Future Workforce.” His presentation will discuss MCST’s programs and how its new facility is enhancing  them. Deetjen will also talk about unmet workforce development needs in the region.

Deetjen, who was appointed MCST director last year, worked at Ellsworth High School as a special education and social sciences teacher, before joining MCST in 2012 as student services coordinator and assistant director. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine.

The presentation will be the fourth in a monthly series. The speaker series stems from the club’s efforts to identify community needs, as part of a comprehensive strategic planning process. Interviews with local government officials, business leaders, nonprofit managers, and other stakeholders, pointed to workforce development as a means of alleviating poverty, food insecurity, and other difficulties faced by residents.

Anyone who would like to attend can obtain connection details from Stephanie Griffin: steph.griffinsg00@gmail.com.