Thanks to a major grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Maine’s seven community colleges are launching innovative courses and programs to address the growing need for skilled information technology workers across many industries and in all parts of the state. Learn more about Maine is IT!
MMA Prep will assist students who seek to enroll at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) but have not yet met all of the Academy's rigorous academic requirements. More info...
Future for ME is a new initiative that will provide high school students in Maine with the opportunity to prepare for high wage, high skilled jobs in the state’s precision machining industry. A collaboration between the MCCS, the Manufacturers Association of Maine, and the Great Bay Foundation, the pilot program will provide 28 students—identified in their junior and senior years of high school—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 will receive $4,500 in scholarship assistance to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and books for a one-year certificate program in precision machining. More info...
The Harold Alfond Foundation's $10.85 million gift to the Maine Community College System (MCCS) and the Good Will-Hinckley (GWH) school will enable the MCCS to expand the capacity of Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield by an additional 1,500-2,000 students. For more infomation on what the Alfond gift will mean for Maine.
The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges
The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges began its work in January 2010 and is charged with raising critically needed funds for scholarships, instructional equipment and technology, and new facilities and capital repairs.
Learn more about the increasing number of MCCS courses and programs designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in green technologies.
MCCS Rural Initiative
Maine's community colleges are making a major investment in programs and services to rural Maine. To learn more about the MCCS Rural Initiative go here...
Crossing the Border
The number of college courses and programs available to students in Maine and New Brunswick has been dramatically increased thanks to a new agreement between community colleges in Maine and New Brunswick. Students can now enroll in programs at community colleges on either side of the international border and pay local rates. Learn more about this innovative partnership.
On Course for College
For qualified high school juniors and seniors. Students can enroll in college courses at a Maine community college at little or no cost.
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