Capital Area Technical Center students, from left, are Jared Mrazik and Brady Hopkins.

Ben Ames of JB Builders in West Gardiner recently presented $1,000 scholarships to two students at Capital Area Technical Center in Augusta.

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Jared Mrazik of Mount Vernon attends Maranacook Community High School. He attended the Electrical Technology program for two years. He works part-time at the Weathervane Restaurant, as well as with an electrician. He says that attending Capital Area Technical Center has been life changing. He did not know what he wanted to pursue for a career, but after taking the electrical technology program, he wants to work in the electrical field, according to a news release from Stephanie Turgeon, Student Services coordinator at CATC.

In the fall, Mrazik plans to attend Central Maine Community College to study electromechanical technology.

Brady Hopkins of Augusta, who attends Cony High School, also attended the Electrical Technology program.

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At Cony, he was on the golf and basketball teams. He works part-time in maintenance at a mobile home park. This year he discovered he enjoys electrical work and will pursue a career in the electrical field.

In the fall, Hopkins plans to attend Southern Maine Community College to study electrical technology.



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