Maine school to graduate wind-power majors

Posted April 26, 2011, at 4:55 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Northern Maine Community College says its graduating class includes the first associate degree wind power technology students trained in New England.

A record 274 students will also take part in another first. Due to growing enrollment, the May 14 commencement ceremony will be held off campus, at the Forum in Presque Isle, for the first time in more than a generation.

Fourteen community college students will become the first to earn an associate degree in wind power technology from a higher education institution in Maine. Program instructor Wayne Kilcollins says companies involved in wind and other alternative energy industries have been recruiting graduates for employment.

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