Maine Quality Centers

Providing grants to help cover costs of customized training

Is your business expanding? Are you considering locating your firm in Maine? Do your current Maine workers need new skills?

The Maine Quality Centers provide customized workforce training grants for Maine employers seeking to locate or expand their operations in Maine or who are interested in providing training to their incumbent workers.

Training programs are coordinated and delivered through Maine’s seven community colleges, and our staff will work with you to design a program that delivers the training you need when you need it and where you need it.

What MQC offers:

  • Grants to help cover the cost of customized training for workers or recruits. Apply for grant funding» (Note: This PDF file works best when viewed and filled in using the latest version of Adobe Reader.)
  • Incumbent worker training.
  • Recruitment assistance—advertising and screening.
  • Pre-hire training for potential hires.
  • Post-hire training for new hires.
  • Targeted training for industry certifications.
  • Customized training, consultation, and curriculum.
  • Flexible scheduling—days, evenings, weekends.
  • Classes delivered at your worksite or on campus.

Put ME to Work program:

This new public-private partnership funds 50% of start-up costs to create new training programs or enhance existing ones at Maine’s community colleges. The goal: to support the needs of local business and industry for skilled workers. Learn more about this partnership option and how to apply.

What sets us apart:

  • Qualified, experienced instructors.
  • Flexible scheduling — days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Access to community college conference facilities, labs, and equipment.
  • Relationships with other state programs and resources.
  • Training that can lead to college credit and degree attainment.
  • A statewide delivery network that allows for training at multiple locations.
  • A long-term relationship — we’ll be your training partner as your company grows.
  • Services that are guaranteed we stand behind our services and programs.

Contact us to learn more.


Contact Us

James McGowan
State Director
Maine Quality Centers
29 Sewall Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Direct line: (207) 699-4902

Amy Look
Assistant to the Director
Maine Quality Centers
Direct line: (207) 699-4901

Or contact a training coordinator at one of our colleges.  You’ll find their contact info here>>