ROCKLAND — A panel of educators and business owners will join forces on the evening of Jan. 17 at the Mid-Coast School of Technology (MCST) to discuss how hands-on/minds-on technical learning can transform schools and strengthen local economies.

Business owners will discuss the challenges they’re facing finding skilled workers as well as possible solutions. Educators will talk about the power of expanding access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) to all students, PreK-12th grade, as a way to strengthen our schools, workforce, and local economies. The panel will consider how the CTE/Makerspace Building Project (a partnership between St. George MSU and MCST) can provide a model for increasing access to CTE and promoting rural economic development. Click here to learn more about the CTE/Makerspace Project.

Join on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at 6 p.m. You can attend in-person at MCST or join virtually via Zoom. More information will be available closer to the event.


Chip Bauer, owner, Harbor Builders Associates

Bobby Deetjen, director, Mid-Coast School of Technology

Bettina Doulton, owner, Phi Builders + Architects

Steve Ladd, CEO and president, Steel-Pro

Jaime MacCaffray, 4th grade teacher, St. George MSU

Paul Meinersmann, Technology & Makerspace director, St. George MSU

Gary Minery, owner, GC Minery Plumbing and Heating