Students engage in hands-on learning at CTE Bootcamp

LINCOLN, Maine (WABI) - Project-based learning is the goal of a summer camp for middle schoolers at Northern Penobscot Tech in Lincoln.

The inaugural three day career and technical education bootcamp engages students in one of five different vocations.

They can choose to spend their time learning about careers in Emergency Services, Construction Technology, digital communication and web design, welding or culinary arts.

The Region three tech school was recently given a $134,000 grant that lets them offer the camp for the next four years.

Mary Hawkes, Career and Ed Tech Director at Region Three says, "We have a real shortage of skilled workforce in the state of Maine and I like to believe we are really training students. They go out of Region Three with certifications and licenses. They can get good jobs. They can go on to college or they do both."

About 40 students attended this year's three-day camp.

Educators say they already have plans to expand the camp next year.