Maine Community College System

Maine Community College System The Maine Community College System is Maine's comprehensive two-year public college system—dedicated to offering an affordable and accessible college education, and building a quality workforce for Maine.

KVCC is helping Maine businesses meet their workforce needs with new classes in basic carpentry, pipe welding and commer...
04/11/2019
KVCC launches programs to meet workforce needs

KVCC is helping Maine businesses meet their workforce needs with new classes in basic carpentry, pipe welding and commercial driving.

Kennebec Valley Community College has launched classes in basic carpentry, pipe welding and commercial driving that are aimed at meeting workforce shortages in Maine.

Another good example of how Maine companies are benefiting from the affordable, customized training programs available a...
04/05/2019

Another good example of how Maine companies are benefiting from the affordable, customized training programs available at Maine’s community colleges.

Congrats to the 27 graduates who completed SMCC's latest Welding or Manufacturing Technician workforce training programs offered in partnership with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. They were joined by BIW management, SMCC President Joe Cassidy and others at yesterday's graduation ceremony.

See how YCCC is helping to meet the need for more veterinary technicians in the state through a new partnership.
03/27/2019
UMA, YCCC agreement aims to fill veterinary technician gap

See how YCCC is helping to meet the need for more veterinary technicians in the state through a new partnership.

Under the partnerships, vet techs who start at York County Community College will be able to finish a bachelor's degree at UMA for the growing field.

03/18/2019

MCCS President David Daigler encouraged lawmakers to invest in the “responsive, efficient, and relevant” education and training available at Maine’s community colleges. Watch the full State of the Community Colleges biannual address to a joint session of the Legislature. https://bit.ly/2CqfuHL

High school students who participated in a recent precision machining competition at Southern Maine Community College ar...
02/15/2019
Students show their mettle in precision-machining competition

High school students who participated in a recent precision machining competition at Southern Maine Community College are aiming to fill a growing demand for skilled machinists across Maine.

Technical high school students from across Maine test their ability to fabricate metal parts – and hone their skills for well-paid jobs.

02/12/2019
EMCC Signing Day

EMCC held a letter of intent signing day ceremony for students who have been admitted into a program for fall 2019 as part of National NC3 CTE Signing Day. Congratulations!

EMCC held a letter of intent signing day ceremony for students who have been admitted into a program for fall 2019 as part of National NC3 CTE Signing Day.

Hear what Northern Maine Community College electrical construction student Jacob Doody has to say about his future job p...
02/05/2019
Aroostook 2020 01.23.19

Hear what Northern Maine Community College electrical construction student Jacob Doody has to say about his future job prospects in Aroostook County, thanks to his studies at NMCC.

Keeping people here in the County is an important goal, and Northern Maine Community College is doing what they can to make that to happen. In this week's Aroostook's 2020 News Source 8's Ashley Blackford heads to NMCC to check out one of the programs that allows students to get an education, and an...

To address strong need for skilled workers in the plumbing and heating trades, Central Maine Community College is launch...
02/01/2019
Community college answers the call for more skilled trades workers in Maine

To address strong need for skilled workers in the plumbing and heating trades, Central Maine Community College is launching new certificate and associate degree programs in plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.

The task is two-fold: keep more college graduates living and working in Maine and solve a problem employers are facing statewide. One Maine community college is looking to answer both by rolling out two new trades programs.

Northern Maine Community College (and all of Maine’s community colleges) are helping to prepare the next generation of...
01/15/2019
Local colleges aim to establish new programs, workforce initiatives in 2019

Northern Maine Community College (and all of Maine’s community colleges) are helping to prepare the next generation of the Maine workforce.

After a highly successful year of increased workforce development for college students, Northern Maine Community College and the University of Maine at Presque Isle plan to expand their offerings to students and fulfill crucial workforce needs in Aroostook County during the coming year.

If you missed Maine Calling’s January 9th program “Apprenticeships: How Direct Experience Can Lead to More Employmen...
01/10/2019
Apprenticeships: How Direct Experience Can Lead to More Employment Opportunities

If you missed Maine Calling’s January 9th program “Apprenticeships: How Direct Experience Can Lead to More Employment Opportunities” you can listen to it here.

There was a time when an apprenticeship was the standard way to learn a trade and secure a future. Now, in some fields, apprenticeships are seeing a

Leadership transition announced at Maine Community College System.
01/07/2019
Derek Langhauser to leave MCCS to serve as Governor’s Legal Counsel, Vice President/CFO to serve as MCCS President - Maine Community College System

Leadership transition announced at Maine Community College System.

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Community College System Board of Trustees today announced that Derek P. Langhauser, who has served Maine’s community colleges for the past 24 years, the last four as President, will conclude his service with the System on January 21, 2019. He is leaving to serve as Chief...

SMCC’s culinary arts program and dining room were recently featured on NewsCenter Maine’s “207” and received hig...
12/26/2018
A foodie town has a secret across the bay.

SMCC’s culinary arts program and dining room were recently featured on NewsCenter Maine’s “207” and received high praise, not only for the food, but for how it helps prepare students for careers in the hospitality industry.

SMCC culinary school produces chefs, servers, bartenders and managers into the real world of the restaurant business.

A $3.6 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation will support new training initiatives at Maine’s community coll...
12/11/2018
Maine’s Community Colleges Launch Major Expansion of Short-Term Training for High-Demand Jobs - Maine Community College System

A $3.6 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation will support new training initiatives at Maine’s community colleges.

Maine Community College System and The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges — News Release $3.6 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation will support new training initiatives SOUTH PORTLAND, ME — A $3.6 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation to The Foundation for Maine’s...

Meet Alana-Marie Pulkkinen, a graduate of WCCC's Adventure Recreation and Tourism program, who is now a Federal Law Enfo...
12/10/2018
FaceTime: Back County Ranger Alana-Marie Pulkkinen of Turner

Meet Alana-Marie Pulkkinen, a graduate of WCCC's Adventure Recreation and Tourism program, who is now a Federal Law Enforcement Officer at Yellowstone National Park. Read how WCCC helped her get her start.

Turner native Alana-Marie Pulkkinen has always loved the outdoors. As she put it, “My favorite activities as a child consisted of hunting, fishing, camping and four wheeling – pretty much anything …

11/30/2018
Central Maine Power

It takes skilled lineworkers to keep Maine running in snow and ice and wind. Graduates of KVCC’s lineworker tech program get the job done for all of us…year in and year out. See how it’s done and join us in a shout out to CMP for its ongoing commitment to the program.

Since 1990, 570 students have benefited from KVCC Kennebec Valley Community College's Lineworker Technology Program with 91% of graduates employed within 6 months. Along with the Avangrid Foundation, we are proud to support this program with a grant assisting the needs of instructors, equipment, scholarship support and the renovation & expansion of their training facility in Maine. For more info on the Electrical Lineworker Technology program, go here: ow.ly/Uf8Z30mN0wG

Maine’s community colleges are here for those who know what they want, for those who are just starting out, and those ...
11/14/2018
Get Started - Maine Community College System

Maine’s community colleges are here for those who know what they want, for those who are just starting out, and those who are looking to start over. You can do it, and Maine’s community colleges are here to help.

Maine’s community colleges: Affordable Supportive Convenient Hands-on Flexible Doable

We are grateful to voters all across Maine who turned out yesterday to voice their strong support for Maine’s communit...
11/07/2018
State Referendum, Question 5 — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

We are grateful to voters all across Maine who turned out yesterday to voice their strong support for Maine’s community colleges. By investing in new programs, new instructional equipment, and new and upgraded facilities, the bond funds that were approved yesterday will help close the skills gap, strengthen our businesses, and give Mainers the chance to build their lives right here at home. On behalf of the nearly 30,000 individuals who benefit from the education and training our colleges provide each year, thank you.

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The Metro Fire Chief’s Coalition supports Question 5 saying, "SMCC has a long history of producing well trained and ca...
11/05/2018
Metro fire chiefs support Question 5

The Metro Fire Chief’s Coalition supports Question 5 saying, "SMCC has a long history of producing well trained and capable candidates that end up being hired by our departments to protect all of you and your families."

The Metro Fire Chief’s Coalition is a group of fire and emergency medical service leaders from several communities in greater Portland including Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Westbrook, Gorham, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Cumberland and Windham.

Bond Question 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot will provide Southern Maine Community College with $4.2 million to fund facility re...
10/26/2018
SMCC President: Question 5 to benefit community colleges | The Times Record

Bond Question 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot will provide Southern Maine Community College with $4.2 million to fund facility repairs and energy efficiencies, expand spaces for student and academic support, upgrade IT infrastructure, and make upgrades to instructional and library services.

Southern Maine Community College students will join hundreds of thousands of other Mainers who will cast their votes in the Nov. 6 election. On this year's ballot, Mainers will vote on races for federal, state and local positions, from the U.S. Senate down to town councils. They will also vote on fi...

Help grow Maine's economy
10/23/2018
Help grow Maine's economy

Help grow Maine's economy

The Bangor Daily News supports Question 5, citing the colleges’ vital work in partnering with local businesses to train and teach news skills to workers.

Bond Question 5 on the Nov. ballot will provide Central Maine Community College with $2.5 million to expand its nursing ...
10/22/2018
Question 5 — an investment in Maine's future - Lewiston Sun Journal

Bond Question 5 on the Nov. ballot will provide Central Maine Community College with $2.5 million to expand its nursing simulation labs, renovate its automotive technology wing, and improve energy efficiencies.

On Nov. 6, voters will have an opportunity to invest $15 million in Maine’s community colleges by voting “Yes” on Question 5. Question 5 will make important investments in community colleges across…

As our supporters make clear, Question 5 will make needed investments at each of Maine’s community colleges.
10/19/2018
For a strong and competitive Maine economy, vote yes on 4 & 5 - By Ed Cervone, Executive Director, Educate Maine

As our supporters make clear, Question 5 will make needed investments at each of Maine’s community colleges.

We see these historic bonds for the University of Maine System (Question 4, a $49 million in bonds) and the Maine Community College System (Question 5, $15 million in bonds for the state's seven community colleges) as much-needed investment in our workforce and our economy. We need more people in th...

Be an informed voter. Learn more about Question 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot.
10/16/2018
Voters asked to invest in higher education

Be an informed voter. Learn more about Question 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Two bonds on the ballot request a total of $64 million, partly to ease workforce shortages.

Question 5 on the November 6 statewide ballot asks voters to invest $15 million in our community colleges to provide Mai...
10/15/2018

Question 5 on the November 6 statewide ballot asks voters to invest $15 million in our community colleges to provide Maine people with greater access to high-skill, low-cost education that leads to good jobs right here at home. Learn more: https://www.mccs.me.edu/bond2018

EMCC Workforce Development
09/13/2018
EMCC Workforce Development

EMCC Workforce Development

This project speaks to the innovation and collaboration happening across Maine Community College System. We offer customized training tailored for Maine's natural assets. Great work Northern Maine Community College, Washington County Community College (WCCC) & Eastern Maine Community College.

"In everyday life I'm doing something here to better my skills and learn something. I can take something that I'm learni...
09/12/2018
Eat, sleep, breathe fire science

"In everyday life I'm doing something here to better my skills and learn something. I can take something that I'm learning in class today and use it tonight on a call," says Eastern Maine Community College Fire Science student Kevin Boudreau about his live-in experience at a local fire station.

Fire Science students at Eastern Maine Community College are given the opportunity to live at a fire house.

If you wonder what else there is: to do, to make, to make a difference. If you wonder how to balance all the demands in ...
08/10/2018
Get Started - Maine Community College System

If you wonder what else there is: to do, to make, to make a difference. If you wonder how to balance all the demands in your life with school, take a look at Maine's community colleges. We're affordable, flexible, and supportive. We're here to help you stop wondering and start doing. https://www.mccs.me.edu/getstarted/

Maine’s community colleges: Affordable Supportive Convenient Hands-on Flexible Doable

Take a look at how Maine’s community colleges are preparing the next generation of skilled trades people. As EMCC Elec...
06/28/2018
Trade School Enrollment

Take a look at how Maine’s community colleges are preparing the next generation of skilled trades people. As EMCC Electricians Technology instructor Walter Knox tells News Center Maine, “most of the students are hired before they even graduate.”

Trade School Enrollment

Dead River Company has donated heavy-duty trucks to support a new Commercial Driver's License Training Center for Maine'...
06/14/2018
Donation opens door to CDL program at EMCC

Dead River Company has donated heavy-duty trucks to support a new Commercial Driver's License Training Center for Maine's community colleges.

A major step forward at Eastern Maine Community College.

KVCC's 120-acre organic farm in Hinckley has an innovative approach to both sustainable farming, and using 3D printers t...
05/22/2018
3-D printers are the talk of the farm

KVCC's 120-acre organic farm in Hinckley has an innovative approach to both sustainable farming, and using 3D printers to create low-cost devices for agricultural uses.

At Kennebec Valley Community College, the printers show great potential for agricultural uses such as seeding, watering chickens and protecting pollinators.

Commencement was a family affair at NMCC last Saturday. Three sets of proud parents and children graduated together. Lif...
05/21/2018

Commencement was a family affair at NMCC last Saturday. Three sets of proud parents and children graduated together. Lifelong learning at its best!

With the lowest tuition in New England, and many other reasons, Maine’s community colleges are a popular option for ma...
05/21/2018
Size Matters: Small colleges gaining popularity over big ones

With the lowest tuition in New England, and many other reasons, Maine’s community colleges are a popular option for many students.

(NEWS CENTER, Maine)-- The rising cost of college has forced many kids and their families to call an audible when it comes to higher education plans. Close to home, some institutions are suffering due to the expenses. Mt. Ida College in Newton, Mass, founded in 1899 is closing it's doors. Wheelock C...

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