“EMCC was a good fit for me because it was close by. I really enjoyed the instructors the best. They related well with all of us and taught us so many tricks of the trade.”
At 53, Ralph Jellison lost his job of 27 years when the Verso Mill in Bucksport closed. As a displaced worker he was eligible for education benefits, and he soon learned about a training program in fine woodworking offered in collaboration with EMCC, Eastern Maine Development Corp., and the MCCS Maine Quality Centers. He jumped at the chance to learn a new skill and thrived. He had a job lined up with Hinckley Yachts in Trenton by graduation day.