The Capital Region Technical Center in Augusta has announced its February Professionals.
Everett Blair from Whitefield is a senior at Erskine Academy in South China enrolled for the second year in the Law Enforcement Academy program. He appreciated the opportunities he had in the program. He feels he has benefited from a variety of guest instructors who have come into the program.
He received instructions from two members of the Augusta Police Department, Derek Daley and Donald Whitten in the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this training was made possible with the use of training dummies. His instructor, Peter Couture, said: âEverett is a great asset to Law Enforcement Academy because he has strong leadership qualities. He comes to class every day with an infectious smile and a positive attitude. He is always ready to motivate and help his peers. His work ethic and integrity are exceptional, âaccording to a press release from the technical center.
Blair credits the rides with the Maine State Police that his instructor was able to set up for him solidifying his intentions to pursue a career in law enforcement. When not in school, he enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing and hiking. He enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard and after completing basic training he plans to go to the University of Maine at Machias to study wildlife biology with the goal of becoming a guard. -hunt.
Adrianna Morley of Augusta is a Cony High School Elder in Augusta enrolled in the Certified Practical Nurse program. Last year, she completed the medical / veterinary terminology program at the center and believes this gave her a solid foundation for the CNA program. She describes the CATC programs as fun. She liked the teaching methods used by her instructors, incorporating games and projects into the lessons. Although due to COVID-19 restrictions they were unable to make it to the clinic, she feels she has gained some good experiences in the nursing laboratory.
Her current instructor, Deborah Belanger-Warnke, said: âWhile at CATC, Adrianna focuses on the important work a nursing assistant does at the bedside every day. Her desire to learn, her benevolent gestures and her demonstration of quality clinical skills are just a few of the positive attributes that the healthcare profession desires and demands. By going to college, I have no doubt that Adrianna will excel in the career of her choice, âthe statement said.
Morley recently watched the movie “Patch Adams” and aspires to be like that type of person when he works in the healthcare field. After graduation, she plans to attend Kennebec Valley Community College with the goal of becoming a nurse.
The centre’s alumni spotlight this month is shining on Whitefield’s Morgan Ross. She completed the Culinary Arts program at CATC and graduated from Hall-Dale High School in 2019. She said the Culinary Arts program is not the same as a course in domestical economy. The Culinary Arts program prepared her for work in industry. She had always been interested in cooking and found out in the Culinary Arts program that she really enjoyed being in the kitchen.
Ross is employed as a baker by Sheepscot General Store and Farm in Whitefield. In this role, she enjoys cooking everything from fresh pizzas to brownies. She found that businesses need to follow what customers want. At the Sheepscot General Store, that has meant expanding its pizza line to include gluten-free and vegan cheese options.
Her supervisor at Sheepscot General Store and Farm, Shauna Brackett, said, âMorgan arrived at Sheepscot General at a very difficult time as the pandemic had just started to really hit the United States. Lucky for us, she’s equipped with the basic skills needed to learn, grow, and be successful in a commercial kitchen setting. Since joining us, she had demonstrated a willingness to advance her skills, as well as the critical spirit necessary to troubleshoot the challenges often encountered in this type of work. She is a great asset to our team, âaccording to the press release.