from the Director!
The St. Croix Regional Technical Center (SCRTC) is
dedicated to providing first class
occupational preparation for the high school students of Eastern
Washington County. SCRTC offers students from Calais, Eastport, and
Woodland high schools an opportunity to gain entry level, employable
skills in several career and technical education (CTE) areas while still in high school.
A student can complete a CTE program while still gaining strong
academic preparation. For example, a student planning to enter a health
field profession such as nursing or X-ray technology can take algebra,
chemistry, and other required admission courses in the morning and still
have time to take the Certified Nursing Assistant program in the
afternoon. This would provide a student with first-hand exposure to the
Skills gained in all of our trade areas could be used in
preparation for post-secondary education, in pursuit
of a life-long career, as a skill to help you find work to pay for other
educational or training endeavors, or simply as knowledge to use in
doing work for yourself or your family.
I hope the information provided on this website will be helpful
in planning for your future working career.
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The mission of Career and Technical Education, as part of the
educational system in Maine, is to ensure that students acquire the
high-quality technical skills that will prepare them for
post-secondary education and entry into an ever-changing workplace
and society and meet the rigorous academic standards of the Common
The learning and development needs of students govern
All students benefit from an integrated system of academic and
applied learning based on rigorous expectations and standards,
throughout their school experience.
All students and teachers place the highest priority on
students' attainment of literacy at levels that will serve them
throughout their lives as productive citizens and lifelong
Rigorous data analysis drives educational decisions and resource
allocation and contributes to continuous improvement.
A partnership between education (K-16) and business and industry
enriches both sectors and enhances all students' educational
staff of St. Croix Regional Technical Center will provide students a
learning environment that utilizes the latest industry standards in
which everyone can increase their knowledge and skills to the best
of their individual abilities.
Prepare students for further education and
employment in current and emerging occupations and technologies.
Provide an opportunity for all students to
develop interpersonal skills and attitudes that will allow them
to become productive workers and contributing citizens.
Expand student aspirations and ensure
access and equal opportunity to all students.
Create an educational environment which
encourages and supports high expectations.
SCRTC staff constantly
Implement a curriculum that is responsive
to the changing needs of industry and benchmarked to the Common
Core Standards and to national program standards.
Utilize a teaching learning process that
is responsive to the individual learning styles and needs of all
Implement an assessment process that
documents and validates student learning and encourages and
supports student self-assessment with the ultimate goal of
improving student achievement.
Provide a wide-range of program options
that represent current and emerging technologies and
Establish and maintain a positive,
symbiotic relationship with business and industry with the
ultimate goal of expanding economic development opportunities
for all industries.
Provide opportunities for all students to
validate and expand career and occupational choices.