PARIS, ME — If you are interested in a trades career and are between the ages of 16 and 20, you are eligible for the Construction Immersion Program. Students will receive a weekly stipend, tools, outerwear, the NCCER Core Curriculum (National Center for Construction Education and Research) badge, and the OSHA 10 certification. The program is open to ages 16-20 including Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School graduates and Oxford Hills residents. This is an opportunity to explore 10 pathways toward a solid construction trades career. In 2023, site visits included a highway construction project with Sargent Corporation, Welding with R.J. Grondin on their mobile welding truck, and working on a concrete and masonry project with Knowles Industry. This Maine Construction Academy program is one of 11 offered state-wide this summer and interviews are guaranteed upon completion. Students will have the opportunity to continue into a registered apprenticeship program as well.

Classes are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. from July 22 – August 16.

Perspective students need to apply ideally by April 8. AGC (Associated General Contractors) of Maine will be at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Monday, April 1, to meet with interested students. Please RSVP by calling 207-743-8842 x1541 or email

For more program information, including videos, and to apply, please visit

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