WATERVILLE – Getting Maine’s high schoolers excited about teaching was the goal of a program at Thomas College Friday.
Forty students from all over the state attended the Future Teachers Academy in Waterville.
They took part in numerous activities aimed to show high school students interested in teaching what it’s actually like to work in a classroom right here in Maine.
“When you’re there you know you thought you were interested in this and that but you don’t really know unless someone shows you some stuff or exposes you or speaks to you or gives you opportunities,” said Ed Cervone, the executive director of Thomas College’s Center of Innovation and Education.
The program is an effort to try and fix the teacher shortage.
This is Thomas College’s fourth year putting on this program and it was their biggest year yet.