Capital Area Technical Center has named its January professionals of the month.

Bret Breton — Culinary Arts Enthusiast from Pittston

Bret Breton Submitted photo

Breton, a senior at Gardiner Area High School, has been selected for his dedication to the Culinary Arts program. Embracing the hands-on approach, Breton, currently in his second year, not only led his ProStart Management Team to victory in the state of Maine competition, but also represented CATC at the National ProStart Competition in Washington D.C. last April. His instructor, Heidi Parent, attests to Breton’s transformative journey from a shy junior to a confident and compassionate senior leader. His future plans include pursuing Culinary Arts at Southern Maine Community College in the fall.

Mason Ham — Electrical Technology Enthusiast from Wales

Mason Ham Cathy Case Photography

Ham, a senior from Monmouth Academy, is enrolled in the Electrical Technology program. He is recognized for his commitment to learning and teamwork. Under the guidance of instructor Chip Eastman, Ham consistently demonstrates eagerness, hard work, and a willingness to assist classmates. Outside of school, the A student engages in landscaping and work snow shoveling, teaches himself to play the guitar, and is enrolled in a CDL driving course as another step to fulfill his goal of becoming an electrical lineman.

Avry Jones — Aspiring Public Service Professional from Winthrop


Avry Jones Submitted photo

Winthrop High School senior Jones, enrolled in the Law Enforcement program, completed the Firefighting program last year. Jones excels in utilizing new equipment, such as the firearm training simulator. Instructor Tracey Frost acknowledges Avry as a fantastic student and a leader in the Law Enforcement program, confidently predicting his dedication to public service. Jones’ accomplishments extend beyond the classroom, with a fourth-place finish in the state of Maine SkillsUSA Firefighting competition. Jones participated in Winthrop’s football team and is a member of the wrestling team. Post-graduation, Avry aims to continue his education and pursue wrestling in college.





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