THOMASTON, Maine — Nineteen 10th-grade Trekkers recently completed a life skills course designed to help them gain knowledge and confidence in presenting themselves professionally to others. The course is part of Trekkers’ Cross America program for high school sophomores.
Area professionals from Bangor Savings Bank, Boston Financial, Camden Savings Bank, Fisher Engineering, Lonza, Machias Savings Bank and the Strong Agency hosted mock interviews at their workplaces for the Trekkers students April 9-10. The students created a Web page “resume” describing themselves, their community and their aspirations that were made available to participating interviewers.
Students then completed a mock interview, where they dressed professionally and traveled to one of the participating local businesses, as if applying for a job there.
In addition, to completing the required life skills course, the students in the Cross America Program have been preparing for their 14-day expedition in August when they will explore and study the environmental uniqueness of a particular bio-region within the United States. This years’ class choose to travel to the Rocky Mountains to explore Mesa Verde, Arches, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes and Rocky Mountain National Parks.
Trekkers is a nonprofit, youth-serving organization focused on providing young people in midcoast Maine with dynamic ways to form relationships with caring adults. The Trekkers Cross America program is offered every year to 10th-grade students living in the communities served by RSU 13.