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From the President

Welcome to the Web site of the Maine Community College System. We are delighted to offer you this electronic glimpse at Maine's comprehensive community college system.

As you browse through the information provided here, I hope you gain an appreciation of the diverse array of education and training opportunities available to Maine people through the seven Community Colleges. With our expanding career and transfer programs, extensive credit and noncredit courses, numerous transfer agreements with Maine's universities and other four year colleges, and a hallmark Early College for ME program for high school students, the Community Colleges are doing more than ever to expand access and opportunity to Maine people.

The magic of the Community Colleges' success is that we are true partners with business and industry—working with employers to bring the workplace and learning together for the benefit of Maine people and businesses. In communities all across Maine, these partnerships are helping employers prosper—from Internet start-ups and small machine shops to large paper manufacturers and microelectronics firms. Through degree programs, professional workshops and customized training, we're creating skilled talent to help employers thrive in the new economy.

So whether you're a high school student preparing to enter college, a businessperson seeking training assistance, or a working adult or dislocated worker looking to upgrade your skills or change careers, I encourage you to explore all that we offer here, and contact us. We look forward to being your educational partner.

John Fitzsimmons, Ed.D.