In an effort to minimize community exposure to COVID-19, Northern Maine Community College has decided to hold its annual open house event on Thursday, November 5 in an unconventional format this year, via NBC television networks, CBS and FOX, through a partnership with local television.
NEAR ISLE, Maine – In an effort to minimize community exposure to COVID-19, Northern Maine Community College has decided to hold its annual open house event on Thursday, November 5 in an unconventional format this year, via NBC television networks, CBS and FOX, through a partnership with local television.
The open house is traditionally an event that invites the public, including buses packed with high school students from across the state, to tour the campus to explore, meet potential instructors, taste the food, and get acquainted with the environment.
“We always look forward to having visitors on campus to interact with students and faculty, but since that is not possible this year, we have decided to open the campus to the public,” said Timothy Crowley. , president of the NMCC.
This year’s Virtual Open House will premiere in Aroostook County at 7:30 p.m. on November 5 on WAGM-TV’s NBC station.
“During the 30-minute show, audiences will have the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the campus, listen to instructors describe their programs, explore potential career paths, and learn about the many opportunities. education and training available at NMCC, ”said Director of Admissions Wendy Bradstreet. “We encourage individuals and families to pop popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show.”
Academic Dean Angela Buck said: “While not all programs over 30 may be shared during the virtual open house, there will be presentations from each of the five departments and opportunities for workforce development. of work available through the continuing education department. ”
The college’s five departments include arts and sciences, business, commerce and technical professions, nursing and allied health, and emergency medical services. Continuing education includes short-term, non-credit training, such as commercial driving, high pressure boiler operator, and mechanized logging.
NMCC’s programs are designed to enable students to enter the workforce with current technical skills and to prepare students for opportunities for lifelong learning and professional advancement. Over 95 percent of NM graduates are employed within six months of graduation in jobs related to their training, or continue their education.
In addition to the November 5 premiere, the show will rebroadcast Friday November 6 at 6:30 p.m. on FOX; Saturday November 6 at 7:30 p.m. on CBS and again Sunday November 8 at 5:30 p.m. on FOX.
Later, the NMCC will publish the video digitally through its website, social media and YouTube.
“We wanted to broadcast the special locally first,” Bradstreet said. “This gives Aroostook applicants a first glimpse of our most popular programs, and supporting our local workforce is always one of our top priorities. ”
With each broadcast, viewers will have the option of texting the college to learn more about shows that pique their interest.
Learn more about NMCC programs offered at nmcc.edu or by calling 768-2785.