Mark Hacket SkillsUSA Cornerstone Award Recipient

Mr. Mark Hackett has been nominated for the 2024 SkillsUSA Maine Cornerstone Award for the significant impact he has made in the field of career and technical education. UTC staff and students surprised Mr. Hackett with a special award presentation at a BHS staff meeting. Mr. Hackett will be recognized at a statewide meeting this week.

He has been an advocate for UTC students and programs as Tech Coordinator at Bangor High School for well over fifteen years. Mark’s dedication to career and technical education is evident through his frequent visits to UTC to observe students in action. His hands-on approach to learning and mentorship not only enhances the educational experience but also strengthens the connection between the high school and the broader technical community.

“He has been an exemplary ambassador to UTC and SkillsUSA over a long career. His passion, dedication, and tireless efforts are truly deserving of recognition, and I am confident that Mark will continue to inspire and uplift both students and colleagues alike," said Heather Pelletier, SkillsUSA Co-Advisor at United Technologies Center.

Mr. Hackett’s leadership and advocacy for career and technical education make him a true asset to Bangor High School and UTC. His efforts have not only shaped the educational landscape within the school but have also contributed significantly to preparing students for the challenges of the modern workforce.