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Students in electrical technical program working on panel.

Preparing Students for the Workforce   

In today's competitive job market, equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce is crucial. With the right preparation, students can impact their future careers and the world around them. 

Fryeburg Academy’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) allows students to gain relevant and challenging applied learning experiences that enhance their occupational, personal, and academic success. The program prepares them to meet the needs of the Maine workforce in critical areas of need and offers in-depth training and career exploration for students interested in aviation, electrical technology, and agriculture. 

“I never imagined that I could become a pilot at such a young age, but the aviation program at Fryeburg Academy made it possible. The instructors were knowledgeable, and the curriculum was challenging but rewarding. Getting my pilot's license was one of the proudest moments of my life! “

Student pilot working with trainer in the cockpit of a plane.

Aviation Program

The Aviation Program introduces students to all aspects of aviation, including aviation support and careers in flight training. This three-plus-year program begins in May Term and continues for up to three more years. Students will access the AOPA You Can Fly curriculum, which provides a comprehensive understanding of aviation. 

Students in the electircal program learning about wiring as instructed by teacher.

Electrical Technology Program

The Electrical Technology Program is a two-year electrician training program focusing on careers in electricity, safety, basic electrical principles, tools and usage, and residential electrical technology. 

Agriculture Program

The Agriculture Program covers various aspects of agriculture, such as crop production, sustainable farming practices, and hands-on practice at the Academy's farm. It also includes field trips to local farms to learn about modern agricultural methods.

Student working on wood project in industrial arts.

Technical Arts

Fryeburg Academy has an exceptional Technical Arts program that provides students with hands-on experience in woodworking and machine fabrication. The program aims to help students acquire critical workforce skills and apply those skills to real-world problems.