Capital Area Technical Center has announced its November professionals for the month. From left are Cam Frost, Natalie Wagurak and Adam Fortin.

Capital Area Technical Center has announced its November professionals of the month.

Cam Frost Submitted photo

Cam Frost of West Gardiner is a senior at Cony High School enrolled for the second year in the Auto Collision program. He has enjoyed the hands-on aspects of the program and his time in the shop, even when it is extremely busy. He has appreciated being able to learn from an instructor that has so much experience, as he has learned the techniques involved in making auto body repairs, according to a news release from Stephanie Turgeon, Student Services coordinator.

According to his instructor, Romeo Roy, “Cam enjoys what we do and always wants to learn and do the best he can. He comes ready to work every day and gives 100 percent, no matter what we are doing in the shop.”

After graduation, Frost plans to attend Northern Maine Community College and further his study of auto collision repair.

Natalie Wagurak Submitted photo

Natalie Wagurak of Richmond is a junior at Richmond High School enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. She feels that she has had a lot of fun in the program, and also learned a lot. She was nervous at first at leaving Richmond High School for a portion of her day to attend the program, but it didn’t take long for her to get comfortable in being in class with students from other high schools. She feels she has made great friends in the program.

Her instructor, Francis Johnson, called Wagurak “very consistent. Her homework is always in on time, she participates in class and works well with her peers. She has the demeanor and drive to do very well in the field of emergency services.”


Wagurak would like to be a paramedic.

Adam Fortin Submitted photo

The center’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Adam Fortin, who said the tech center “laid the foundation for a successful career in a booming industry.”

The 2018 Monmouth Academy graduate attended the electrical program at CATC for two years.

Following graduation, he immediately started working in the electrical field, in both commercial and residential settings. While working, he studied at Central Maine Community College and earned a degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology.

In 2021, he passed the Maine Journeyman’s License test. He is employed as a substations technician by Central Maine Power.

Capital Area Technical Center serves the students of eight high schools, which include Cony High School, Erskine Academy, Gardiner Area High School, Hall-Dale High School, Maranacook Area Community High School, Monmouth Academy, Richmond High School and Winthrop High School. Students interested in attending on of the 16 career and technical education programs offered should contact their high school counselor.



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