FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2017
Jennifer Khavari, Director of Advancement & Business Services
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Eastern Maine Community College Announces Partnership with Bangor School System
The college joins United Technologies Center (UTC) and the Bangor School System for the Southern Penobscot Region Program for Children with Exceptionalities (SPRPCE) Innovation School for FY18. This alternative education school is designed to provide hands-on, experiential learning to motivate and prepare at-risk youth for successful integration into United Technologies Center in Grades 11 & 12. During this coming academic year, 7th and 8th grade students will be housed in Penobscot Hall for their academic coursework. Students will also be using the gym and the library to meet their educational outcomes.
“Having the opportunity to introduce 7th and 8th grade students to career and technical education through this partnership is an opportunity to expose them to careers, pathways, and business and industry members,” said Eastern Maine Community College President Lisa Larson. “I believe this partnership will help students find connections between their academic coursework and potential career goals. It is going to be an exciting year.”
Eastern Maine Community College will be the host site for the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities through the Bangor School Department’s Innovation School for FY18. This new regional, alternative education school will be a regional grade 7-10 alternative education school designed for hands-on, experiential learning to motivate and prepare kids for successful integration into United Technologies Center.
The goals of this project include:
- Creating educational and career pathways for those students most at risk of graduating from high school
- Preparing at-risk youth for college and careers including potential for participation in dual enrollment opportunities