January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King yesterday held a video conference with over 200 students from Somerset Career & Technical Center in Skowhegan as part of his ongoing “Capitol Class with Angus” series. During their Skype, the students asked Senator King questions about this week’s State of the Union address, how he balances his time between Maine and D.C., the future of Maine’s outdoor industry, and what can be done to reduce poverty in rural areas.
“The students were very impressive and I was delighted for an opportunity to speak with them,” said Senator King. “They were energetic, asked thoughtful questions, and demonstrated a sincere interest in learning. Our conversation reinforced the importance of vocational schools, like Somerset Career & Technical, in equipping our students with the necessary skills for success in today’s job market.”
David Dorr, Director of Somerset Career & Technical, stated "It was great having Senator King join us! The students enjoyed asking him questions and appreciated listening to his personal stories. One of the things we try to do is teach our students about the importance of having the right attitude. Senator King's message reflected that when he said every job we do is important and always deserves our best work. I think it was something the students really took to heart.”
You can watch Senator King’s video conference with Somerset Career & Technical below.
Somerset Career & Technical Center is one of 27 Career and Technical Education centers in the state that works to integrate academics and technical skills to better prepare Maine students for careers in the 21st century.
Over the course of his term in Congress, Senator King hopes to connect with as many Maine schools as possible in order to share his experiences representing Maine in the U.S. Senate and answer their questions about today’s most pressing issues. This is the tenth school that Senator King has joined with.