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See a recording of this panel discussion here.

St. George EDU Talks Presents:
CTE for All -  Engaging Students, Growing Businesses, & Strengthening our Communities

January 17, 2023 @ 6 p.m.

Mid-Coast School of Technology

You can attend in-person or join via Zoom.

Save the date!  A powerhouse panel of educators and business owners will join forces on the evening of January 17 at Mid-Coast School of Technology (MCST) to discuss how hands-on/minds-on, technical learning can transform our schools and strengthen our local economies

Business owners will discuss the challenges they're facing finding skilled workers as well as possible solutions.  Educators will talk about the power of expanding access to Career & Technical Education (CTE) to all students, PreK-12th grade, as a way to strengthen our schools, workforce, and local economies. The panel will consider how the CTE/Makerspace Building Project (a partnership between St. George MSU and MCST) can provide a model for increasing access to CTE and promoting rural economic development. Click here to learn more about the CTE/Makerspace Project.

It’s time to break down the silos between public education, workforce development, and technical learning and imagine a future where schools and businesses work together to re-engage students in their learning and strengthen our local economies.  

Please join us on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6 p.m.  You can attend in-person at MCST or join virtually via Zoom.  We’ll share more information as we get closer to the event.


  • Chip Bauer, Owner, Harbor Builders Associates

  • Bobby Deetjen, Director, Mid-Coast School of Technology

  • Bettina Doulton, Owner, Phi Builders + Architects

  • Steve Ladd, CEO & President, Steel-Pro

  • Jaime MacCaffray, 4th Grade Teacher, St. George MSU

  • Paul Meinersmann, Technology & Makerspace Director, St. George MSU

  • Gary Minery, Owner, GC Minery Plumbing & Heating

Moderator: Mike Felton, Superintendent, St. George MSU

St. George EDU Talks raise awareness about innovative ideas in public education including the CTE/Makerspace Building Project, which is a partnership between St. George MSU and Mid-Coast School of Technology to develop a PreK-12th grade CTE program and construct a CTE/Makerspace Building next to St. George School. This project aims to bring the trades, technology, and innovation back to the heart of public education and provide a model for innovation in public education and rural economic development. More info is available here.