MCCS in the News

Students praise free community college opportunity

August 2, 2022
Amjambo Africa
Ruscirene Dinanga had been enrolled at Southern Maine Community College for over a year, taking classes part time – while working one full-time job at cPort Federal Credit Union and another on-call as a Portuguese interpreter for Catholic Charities Maine  – when she heard about Maine’s new Free Community College… Read More

Works for ME: NMCC program prepares future mechanized loggers of Maine

July 29, 2022
NewsCenter Maine
There's a significant shortage of heavy equipment operators in a number of industries, including logging. But, Northern Maine Community College's Mechanized Logging Operations Program is continuing to prepare students for this career path. Now in it's sixth year, it's the only program in New England offering this type of training. The… Read More

NEBHE: Guaranteed community college transfer program expanding in Maine

July 29, 2022
New England Board of Higher Education
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will begin scaling the New England Transfer Guarantee (the Guarantee) to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont this month, having recently secured a three-year implementation grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF), Teagle Foundation and Davis Educational Foundation. The Guarantee allows community… Read More

Maine students seize opportunity to attend community college for free

July 5, 2022
Bangor Daily News
Chris Ouellette discovered his passion during his senior year of high school, and now he wants to become a licensed electrician. The recent graduate from John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor initially planned to work for a while before embarking on the classroom component of his journey to become… Read More