APP/LEAD "Education to Industry"
PRESQUE ISLE — More than 60 educators, business people, economic development officials and workforce specialists gathered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus Center Thursday, Aug. 7 to discuss outmigration and how to better connect students with emerging jobs.
Aroostook Partnership for Progress  President and CEO Bob Dorsey said the first summit last summer brought awareness about the growing need for skilled workers in Aroostook, especially in the 18- to 44-year-old demographic, and the second summit expanded on ongoing efforts and highlighted best practices.
“The summit is part of a larger APP "Education to Industry" initiative, which looks to promote more job shadowing and/or internships to show middle, high school and college students there are good jobs available in the region with the right skills,” said Dorsey.
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Katahdin Trust Company
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Griffeth FLM/Griffeth Honda
Daigle Oil Company
Key Bank
County Federal Credit Union
Acadia FCU
EDP Renewables
Dead River
York's of Houlton
K-Pel Industrial Services
S. W. Collins
Soderberg Construction
Lynox Welding Supply
Star City, Hillside and
Mars Hill IGA
Green Line Devco
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