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Future for ME offers high school students a scholarship, skills, and a credential

If you're a high school student interested in math, mechanical drawing, and making things, the Future for ME program offers an opportunity to prepare for high wage, high skilled jobs in the state's precision machining industry.

In the fall of 2012, the program provided 28 high school juniors and seniors with academic support and career guidance to prepare them for enrollment in Central Maine Community College's precision machining technology program.

Once accepted into CMCC's program, Future for ME participants receive $4,500 in scholarship assistance to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and books for a one-year certificate in precision machining.

The program is a partnership among the MCCS, the Manufacturers Association of Maine, and the Great Bay Foundation. Maine students interested in learning more about the program can contact Eric Meader, Future for ME Program Coordinator, CMCC Admissions Office at (207) 755-5480 or 800-891-2002 x 480;

Read the press release announcing Future for ME

Read about the program in the Lewiston Sun Journal