Bridge The Gap
Thursday, November 8th, 3:00-7:00 PM
John Bapst Memorial High School

sponsored by:

  • Unite area educators and business leaders

  • Impact and prepare the future Bangor Region workforce

  • Discover what teachers need from businesses and discuss what businesses need from educators

  • Teachers earn 0.5 CEU towards re-certification requirements

    Contact Matthew McLaughlin at 947-0307 or for more information and to find out how you can get involved.


Brought to you by Building Bridges, a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Bridge The Gap will allow educators and business leaders to connect on a close and productive level.

Educators will be grouped with business leaders who work in the industry they teach. If a teacher teaches finance, they will be able to connect with a professional who works in banking or financial management; if a teacher teaches civics or law, they will be able to connect with a City or State official or a local attorney. We've prepared 8 different break out groups to ensure multiple productive connections.

The goal of Bridge The Gap is to engage teachers and business professionals in facilitated dialogue, discussing how to best prepare students to enter the Bangor Region workforce, and devising a lesson plan to do so.

Teachers can click here for more information and to register. If you're a local business professional who wants to participate in Bridge The Gap, please contact Matthew McLaughlin at


3:00-3:15 PM: Registration, networking and refreshments.

3:15-3:30 PM: Welcome and introductions from Chamber staff and Building Bridges
Steering Committee representatives.

3:30-4:00 PM: Eastern Maine Development Corporation “Soft Skills” panel.

4:00-4:15 PM: Dr. Mohamad Musavi, STEM Program

4:15-5:30 PM: Dialogue Session I

5:30-5:45 PM: Break

5:45-7:00 PM: Dialogue Session II

Break Out Groups and Paired Professions:

  • Science (healthcare, biomedics and genetics research)
  • Physical Sciences and Math (construction, architecture)
  • Math (banking, finance and taxes)
  • Social Studies (law and municipal, state and federal government)
  • Business and Economics (business and economic development)
  • English and Writing (publishing and communications)
  • The Arts (arts management and direction)
  • Career and Technical (manufacturing, engineering, technology and automotive)
  • Special Education (community health and social services)