Our Vision – Striving for Excellence – Preparing for Life
The Caribou Technology Center offers career and technical instruction in the following Maine Approved CTE programs: Criminal Justice, Marketing, Food Services, Agriculture, CDL, Large Equipment Maintenance, Auto Mechanics, Auto Body, Welding, Residential Construction and Culinary Arts. For detailed information on our programs and their associated prerequisites please see individual program pages. It is the policy of the Caribou Technology Center not to discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have a question, have witnessed, or have experienced acts of discrimination based on these criteria and wish to express a grievance, please contact our Title IX/504 Coordinator, Jane McCall at 207-496-6311. –Updated 12/2018
PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
We believe Caribou Technology Center to be a learning center whose purpose is to employ available resources to offer an opportunity for all students to be educated according to their individual capacities. The school’s function is to provide an academic and social learning environment that respects all students as individuals, attempts to meet their specific needs and helps to develop their personalities. The school attempts to translate this philosophy into practical application by working with home and community to develop in all students a sense of useful citizenship.
The mission of the Caribou Technology Center is to provide technical and applied academic skills that will assist our students to be productive, responsible, self-directed citizens who are able to adapt to emerging technologies and successfully enter into employment and/or post-secondary education.
We fulfill our mission by:
- Providing students with applied learning and occupational work experiences
- Teaching leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and employability skills
- Preparing students to make informed decisions and apply practical life skills
- Promoting professional oral and written communication skills
- Encouraging participation in career and technical student organizations and extracurricular activities
NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The Caribou Technology Center is committed to maintaining a workplace and learning environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment.
In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, Caribou Technology Center prohibits discrimination against and harassment of students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs, activities or premises on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry or national origin, or disability. For the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. Any student who feels they are being discriminated against (treated differently from other students) should contact their instructor, the Director or Mrs. McCall (496-6311), the Affirmative Action Officer (whichever is most appropriate to talk to) to discuss the situation. Students have the legal right to register formal complaints to ensure equal educational opportunities. Students may also contact the Maine Human Rights Commission to file a formal complaint.