Two CTE Breakout Sessions have been added to the Symposium lineup!

November 29, 2021

We have exciting news for you! We have added two CTE breakout sessions to 2021 Annual Education Symposium and Leadership Luncheon.


CTE Session #1:  Here's What Middle Schoolers are Saying About Early Access to CTE!

We have known for years that one of the barriers to increasing access to CTE programming for students is just that - increasing access!  For too long students have had to wait until Junior/Senior year to be exposed to and experience the incredible educational opportunities offered by our CTE schools.  Join Gorham Middle School Students, Gorham Middle School Staff, and Westbrook Regional Vocational Center Staff in hearing about the new "Tech Start Program" that allows 8th graders from Westbrook Middle School and Gorham Middle School to experience the excitement of CTE programming in the 8th grade!


Jen Belanger, Aspire Communications Coordinator, JMG & Gorham Schools 

Quinton Donahue, Principal, Gorham Middle School

Todd Fields, Director, Westbrook Regional Vocational Center 

3 Gorham Middle School students


CTE Session #2:  A Path To Re-Visioning CTE

14 School systems and two regional CTE programs joined forces over two years to conduct a re-visioning process for CTE programs in Cumberland County.  Hear about the process used, key take-aways, and how this new information is currently being used to guide decision making.  Also, learn from MDOE's very own Dwight Littlefield as to what the state sees as the future for CTE and some of the current legislation and policy that is driving this direction.


Heather Perry, Superintendent, Gorham Schools 

Dwight Littlefield, State Director for CTE, Maine Department of Education 

Todd Fields, Director, Westbrook Regional Vocational Center 

Kevin Stilphen, Director, Portland Arts and Technology High School 


Bookmark our website for schedule and session descriptions.

Can't wait for you to join us on December 10th!

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