Katahdin Trust strengthens tomorrow’s workforce one student at a time

7 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — Katahdin Trust announced Thursday, May 25, that Casey Gove and Colby Pangburn have been selected to participate in the bank’s summer internship program.

In its fourth year, the program is designed to give students insight into a broad range of financial services while strengthening their core skills to launch a successful career.

“We have a strong commitment to developing the workforce of tomorrow,” shares Jon J. Prescott, President and CEO of Katahdin Trust. “By providing one-on-one mentorship and practical work experience we demonstrate to college students that great jobs are available right here in Aroostook County.  We believe in this investment for the future of Katahdin Trust, the student interns and ultimately Aroostook County and the State of Maine.”

Casey Gove is a 2009 graduate of Hermon High School. A second-year student at NMCC majoring in computer networking, Gove will join the MIS department. Colby Pangburn is a 2014 graduate of Easton High School. A junior at Thomas College majoring in marketing management, Pangburn will join the marketing department. Both interns will be based in Houlton and developing a strong foundation in their fields of interest.

“We are always grateful to hear from our past interns who indicate that their time with Katahdin Trust helped begin their careers post-graduation,” explained Prescott. “Our interns build their professional skills, learn about the financial services industry, and develop lasting relationships. Even more, we are pleased to be part of an effort that helps graduates realize they can build a career close to home.”

Katahdin Trust’s summer internship program was created in 2014.  As a proud supporter of Aroostook Partnership’s Opportunities Aroostook — an initiative to help create jobs in Aroostook County and grow tomorrow’s workforce – this is just one of several workforce development initiatives that Katahdin Trust is involved in.