The CREST Project is targeting the misconception that few high-tech jobs exist in Maine by pairing students with Midcoast professionals who use information technology (IT) skills and applications on a daily basis.

On March 21, Midcoast Career Exploration Day will enable participants to “shadow” workers at diverse Midcoast businesses including Lyman-Morse boatyards, Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Penobscot Bay Veterinary Associates, WRFR Radio Station and Compass Light Digital Video.

Communities for Rural Education, Stewardship and Technology (CREST), a program for island and coastal schools funded by the National Science Foundation, CREST teaches GIS skills as part of a comprehensive program that uses technology to address community challenges and to encourage students to explore technology careers.

For further info about Career Exploration Day, or if your business is interested in participating, please call Island Institute Education Outreach Officer Ruth Kermish-Allen at (207) 594-9209 ext. 117, or visit online at