Overview of Services

Maine’s community colleges offer training programs known for their talented faculty, state-of-the-art equipment, and hands-on expertise.

Did you know, 70% of MCCS students are enrolled in career and occupational programs, and 85% of our instructional budget is focused on employment-centered education? We’ve made it our business to help employers build and support a highly-skilled workforce. Here’s how:

All seven of Maine’s community colleges offer customized training for business and industry—in both the hard trades and soft skills. Employers can choose from existing courses and workshops, or training programs can be tailored to meet a company’s specific needs.

The Maine Quality Centers program offers special training grants for businesses that are expanding, need new skills, or are looking to locate in Maine.

Maine’s community colleges offer a wide array of continuing education non-credit and credit courses that may meet the needs of your current employees. Find out what’s currently being offered at each of the colleges.

Globally Harmonized System training — A 23-minute training video for those working with hazardous chemicals. The MCCS has partnered with the Maine Department of Labor to provide both employees and employers with information about new federal standards for working with hazardous chemicals.

Maine is IT! — Funded by a $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Maine is IT! is enabling all seven community colleges to add new programs, certificates, courses, and short-term training to address the growing need for skilled IT workers across many Maine industries.