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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...

Colby College caps cost for middle-income families at $15K

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Colby College will launch a financial aid program in 2019 that enables students from middle-income families to attend the liberal arts school in Waterville while paying no more than $15,000 a year.

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...

Shortage of trained electricians sparks launch of ReVision Energy's own training center

Laurie Schreiber |

ReVision Energy couldn't find enough licensed electricians, so it launched its own training center. The ReVision Energy Technical Center is training 34 students in Maine and 20 in New Hampshire.

Maine trails New England in college grad rate, affordability

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Maine continues to lag behind the rest of New England in the proportion of students completing college on time, and more Maine students have difficulty affording it.

Maine Maritime Academy acquiring land at former Verso mill site in Bucksport

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Maine Maritime Academy in Castine has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement to acquire a six-acre parcel of land at the former Verso paper mill site in Bucksport to locate the college's new Center for...

Bowdoin College recruiting veterans to increase diversity

Bowdoin College in Brunswick is actively recruiting former U.S. armed service personnel to join the ranks of its 1,800 students.

UMaine System’s 'early college' programming for high school students surges 23%

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Nearly 2,800 students from approximately 100 different Maine high schools are earning low- or no-cost college credits and preparing for a Maine career with early college courses through the...

USM, businesses launch institute to strengthen economic ties across the North Atlantic

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A new international consortium of universities and businesses could expand economic and educational ties between Maine and countries such as Iceland and Norway.

Saint Joseph's College to host N.E. Food System Innovation Challenge

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As part of the effort to contribute solutions to the challenges facing New England's food system, Saint Joseph's College will host the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge featuring cash...