Community College Students Receive Student of the Year Awards
WABI5, April 26
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Seven schools, seven students, seven stories of achievement. Bill Egeler, Dean of Students at Northern Maine Community College says, "Student of the year is our recognition of all of the hard work of many students attending across the community college system."
http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Community-College-Students-Receive-Student-of-the-Year-Awards-480861371.html

Colleges team up with Sunday River on new culinary program
By Sun Journal - April 18, 2018
AUBURN — Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College are teaming up with Sunday River Resort in Newry on a new culinary apprenticeship program that will provide the resort with skilled workers for its restaurants and food outlets.
http://www.sunjournal.com/area-colleges-team-up-with-sunday-river-on-new-culinary-program/ 

Cote finds her niche at Midstate Machine as only female machinist
Morning Sentinel, April 11, 201
Erica Cote is right back where she started as a teenager, following around in her father’s footsteps. Only now she has her own position at the same place; she is the only female machinist of 60 employed at Midstate Machine in Winslow… After graduating from Skowhegan Area High School, she took a two-year program at Kennebec Valley Community College to find her niche at Midstate Machine.
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Menu of KVCC food programs takes students from farm to table
The culinary arts program, hand in hand with the sustainable agriculture program at the Fairfield school, trains students to produce food on the farm, prepare it in the kitchen and make a living doing it as a business.
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, March 24
FAIRFIELD — Alex White got tired of winning chili cook-offs with his unique Buffalo chicken recipe. As a cook, he wanted something a little more challenging…Then in 2016, he entered the new farm-to-table culinary arts program at Kennebec Valley Community College on the former campus of Good Will-Hinckley. The two-year curriculum offers basic and advanced food preparation techniques, nutrition, menu planning, kitchen sanitation and safety, food purchasing and storage and meal serving.
https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/03/24/menu-of-kvcc-food-programs-takes-students-from-farm-to-table/

Build it and they'll . . . get jobs; CMCC pilots new classroom-job site construction degree program
Sun Journal, March 1
AUBURN — After enrolling at Central Maine Community College, Stephen Sylvester opted into a pilot program unique in the Maine community college system that split time between school and a construction job site. The last two years, he’s sat in the classroom, then worked on finish carpentry. More classroom, then he helped build a garage. “I learned quite a bit at Foster Tech, but this just took it to a new level,” said Sylvester, 20, from Livermore.
http://www.sunjournal.com/build-it-and-theyll-get-jobs-cmcc-pilots-new-classroom-job-site-construction-degree-program/ 

Maine's Workforce Task Force Presents Recommendations to Strengthen Economy
WABI, Jan 18
AUGUSTA, Maine. (WABI) - The state's Workforce Task Force presented its recommendations in Augusta to expand and strengthen the economy and address Maine's labor shortage…The task force is recommending $650,000 in additional funding to the Maine Community College System to hire and train more nurses to make sure that they're educated to fill jobs that we desperately need to fill," said Rep. Erion Herbig, (D) Chair, Workforce Task Force. Other recommendations include ...
http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Maines-Workforce-Task-Force-Presents-Recommendations-to-Strengthen-Economy-470001193.html