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Making the right decisions about post-secondary education, specialized training, and career goals can be extremely challenging. The following "learning experience" programs have been developed, in accordance with the State of Maine Learning Results (MLR) Guidelines, to assist UTC students better understand the realities, expectations, and opportunities of their chosen career paths.
Pre-Apprenticeship (MAP) - This program is designed to meet all requirements and standards of the nationally recognized State of Maine Apprenticeship program. Students work in local businesses with assigned mentor(s) and an individualized training plan that meets the needs of the student and business.
Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) - Automotive industry developed educational training partnership of technical high schools, colleges and dealerships to encourage and prepare students for the academically demanding and technically challenging career in automotive technology. The opportunities to earn 6 college credits in electrical/electronics and engine performance plus 6 college credits in steering and suspension systems from CMCC over a two year period are available to highly motivated students.
Internship - This program is designed to provide students with opportunities to work, interact with, and observe management and employees in the business community for a maximum of 40 hours per year. Many local businesses are unable to hire high school students because of budget constraints, age restrictions, or certification requirements. Through this program employers are able to inform students about future career opportunities while providing a limited hands-on work experience.
Job Shadowing -- This program is specifically designed to increase student awareness of specific career opportunities while spending a number of supervised days in one or more local businesses, interacting and observing management, supervisors and employees as they perform their daily work assignments. Upon completion of the Job Shadowing program, students receive a Certificate of Participation for their portfolios.