UPDATE FROM DIRECTOR PATRICK O’NEILL:
April 7, 2020
Dear Parents and Friends of TCTC Students,
While some students may be excited by not coming to school, the learning at TCTC goes on. Our staff and teachers have been reaching out to their students in hopes of keeping the connections that are so valuable in education. While we continue working on distance learning throughout the school shutdown, there are a few things that we hope all parents and friends of our students are aware of:
- In compliance with Governor Mills’ order to practice prudent social distancing, we are making some changes to our current schedule. The TCTC office hours are now Wednesday only from 8:00 am to noon.
- It is helpful to keep a normal routine of doing academics and Tech on alternating days.
- If your student has questions or concerns about the Tech work, have them reach out to their teacher immediately; don’t fall behind. Call 924-7670 if you need assistance and we will gladly get you connected.
- We ask that students contact their teachers on their Tech day for attendance purposes. We still have one quarter to go and we want our students to be successful. If there is no response to your check-in, call the office, 924-7670, and leave a message.
- Our TCTC vehicles will continue making trips to the sending schools but on a different schedule. Now we will be making drop-offs and pick-ups on Wednesdays only. Due to distances, the vehicles may run a little late so please be patient and have your materials ready for pick up or wait for your drop off. Here is the new schedule:
- Greenville 9:00-9:15
- Guilford 10:30-10:45
- Foxcroft Academy 11:45-12:00 Deliveries in these areas will be made after.
- Dexter 8:30-9:00
- Milo 9:30-10:00
- Nokomis 11:00-11:30
- If you are unable to meet the TCTC vehicle at the appointed time, please call 924-7670 to arrange for other drop-off opportunities.
We are doing as much as possible online but are aware that some students do not have regular access to the internet. Alternative projects will be available for them. Please reach out to the instructors or administrators at TCTC if you have any questions.
One final note: The work that is being sent out as well as the teacher check-ins are necessary for 4th quarter. Keep focused, do what your teacher asks you to do, and remember that everything you are doing at home is substitution for your class and lab time.
We are here to support you and your students during this time of new challenges. Please let us know how we can help them achieve success.
Stay healthy and safe,
Patrick O’Neill, Ed. D.
Director, Tri-County Technical Center
Preparing our youth for tomorrow’s challenges!
Tri-County Technical Center provides Career and Technical Education for high school students residing in this region. Programs provide academic and work experiences that prepare students for employment and lifelong learning.
Instruction is organized to provide pathways to employment and to post-secondary education. Training focuses on the development of responsible citizenship based on the best practices of workplace values, ethics, safety, employability, leadership, and technical skills. The staff ensures that instruction promotes diversity and accommodates a variety of learning styles.
Program areas include (Click program titles to see videos):
- Automotive Technology
- Building Trades
- Commercial Truck Driving
- Computer-aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Graphic Design & Communications
- Health Occupations
- Metals Manufacturing
- Multimedia Production
- Technical Foundations
Tri-County Technical Center, located in Dexter, ME, offers career and technical instruction in the following Maine Department of Education approved CTE programs: Health Occupations, Automotive technology, Building Trades, Technical Foundations, Culinary Arts, CADD, Emergency Medical Technician, Metals Manufacturing, Commercial Truck Driving, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design & Communications, and Multi-media Productions.
It is our policy that Tri-County Technical Center does not discriminate in its education and employment programs on the basis of religion, age, race, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, or disability, and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Maine Human Rights Act. Inquiries regarding Title VI, Title IX, 504 and ADA may be made to the Affirmative Action Officer, Sandra Emerson, at Ridgeview Community School, 175 Fern Rd., Dexter, ME, 04930, telephone number (207) 924-6000.