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Businesses partner with community colleges to meet workforce shortage head-on

Maureen Milliken |

Dead River Co., Central Maine Power and Appalachian Mountain Club are among the Maine employers that are partnering with the Maine Community College System to develop short-term training programs in...

Hiring pressures push companies to unprecedented lengths to find workers

William Hall |

With unemployment remaining below 4%, Maine employers are facing an ever greater scarcity of job-seekers. Around the state, employers are stepping up their hiring efforts, offering signing bonuses, a...

Lobster dealers partner with Dept. of Corrections to find workers

Staff |

Lobster dealers are partnering with the Maine Department of Corrections in a new program that's intended to help them find the workers they need.

Coalition calls for expanding computer science education in Maine

Staff |

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and other entities on Friday unveiled a coalition to promote computer science education for all Maine students from kindergarten through grade 12.

Report highlights Maine's 'hidden talent pool'

Staff |

The hidden talents and skills of Maine's foreign trained professionals are highlighted in a new report by the New Mainers Resource Center that includes recommendations for tweaking licensing...

Maine college graduates struggle to pay down school debt as state battles with lenders

Staff |

A new poll shows that student loan debt and predatory practices by some lenders that make paying loans back increasingly expensive prevents a majority of borrowers in the state from buying a home, a...

Maine Law's Rural Law Fellowship project delivers on its promise in Skowhegan

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Third-year law student Ryan Rutledge has accepted a position as an associate attorney with Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot in Skowhegan. Rutledge is a two-time recipient of the Maine Law Rural Law...

MECA receives $3 million gift from Lunder family to support financial aid

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Maine College of Art in Portland received a gift of $3 million from the Peter and Paula Lunder family through its charitable organization, the Lunder Foundation.

SMCC opens welding lab to train BIW prospects

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Southern Maine Community College said Monday that it has opened a new welding lab with state-of-the-art equipment to train prospective employees for Bath Iron Works, which is owned by General...

UMaine System trustees draft 'new vision' for public education

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The University of Maine System Board of Trustees released today a draft "declaration of strategic priorities" that would commit its campuses to leading educational efforts...