Region Two Students Tour Washington County Community College
Region Two Students Tour WCCC
The Culinary Arts and Welding students at Region Two visited the Culinary Arts and Welding programs at Washington County Community College, in Calais, on March 20th to explore post-secondary opportunities in their chosen trades. The trip was delayed, earlier in the year, due to weather but the first day of spring turned out to be a great day to make the two hour trip.
Instructor Cathy Bither and her culinary students met with WCCC’s new Culinary and Baking Instructor, Diane Parsloe, who showed them around the kitchen, baking, and classroom spaces and reviewed the routines and expectations in her program.
Welding students went with their Instructor, Dick Mitchell, to the welding shop and classroom where Instructor, Will Dupuis, displayed the kinds of welding projects and different methods of welding available to his students.
After a pizza lunch, provided by WCCC Admissions Director Diane St. Pierre, the students all visited the student living quarters and then the TRIO office; which is dedicated to student post-secondary success through tutoring and remediation.
The Gym and its’ rock wall and the Adventure Recreation & Tourism Instructor, Scott Fraser, were also part of the tour, as well as the Auto Tech shop.
Region Two has instituted focused program visits for students this year as part of their MELMAC Initiative, which helps students explore post-secondary options. They had wider focused whole campus visits to three college campuses last year and have made a conscience effort to fine tune the visits this year to programs that have dual enrollments or articulation agreements with Region Two, which yield college credits for the high school students in their program areas.