Skyler Boucher completed 2 years of the Plumbing and Heating program with Mr. Nick Smith and graduated from Maranacook Community High School in 2020. He is employed as an Apprentice Plumber at Ranor Mechanical in Jay. Skyler said, “I didn’t want to go to CATC, but my parents had me give it a try. It was life changing. I knew I didn’t want to be working in a cubicle for the rest of my life. I found my career path.” Chris Fortier, Field Operations Manager at Ranor Mechanical said, “Skyler had been working at Ranor for about 3 weeks when he had to miss an hour of work to attend a student orientation at Central Maine Community College. The next day he saw me and asked when would be a good time to make up the hour of work he had missed. I told him don’t ever lose that work ethic. You can teach people a lot of things, but you can’t teach work ethic. This is why Skyler is the kind of employee we are looking for. He is reliable, hardworking and just an overall good person.”
Noah Tisdale is a 2019 graduate of Gardiner Area H.S. He completed the Auto Tech program with Mr. Rabideau. Upon graduation he was hired as a full-time Automotive Technician at Central Maine Motors and they are providing all of the advanced training to him for his position.
Central Maine Motors HR Director, Nicole Desjardins says, “Noah is a great young man and we are very fortunate to have him on our team. He is a great example of what hard work and dedication looks like to achieve the career you want.” Tisdale gives credit to CATC for putting him on a career path to be a professional. “I discovered at CATC that the key to fixing a car was more than just replacing parts.”