A fresh start for a Maine millworker

January 09, 2018

Ralph Jellison, a marine corps veteran and father of six, lost his job of 27 years when Verso Paper closed in 2014. He despaired that he would ever find a good paying job that could support his family. He got his life back on track by enrolling in a training program at EMCC.

This winter he shared his story with the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging. You can watch his powerful testimony (starting at the 41-minute mark) here.

Senator Susan Collins then follows up with questions about the importance of EMCC’s Student Success Center and the quality of his instructors. That segment starts at the 53-minute mark.