Governor Mills to Visit CMCC in Auburn to Highlight Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan’s Investment in Community College’s Workforce Training Programs

May 18, 2021

Media Advisory – Governor Janet T. Mills
Contact: Scott Ogden and Lindsay Crete

Augusta, MAINE – Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., Governor Janet Mills will visit Central Maine Community College (CMCC) in Auburn to highlight the importance of the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan’s investment in workforce training programs at Maine’s community colleges.

As part of her plan to jumpstart economic recovery and achieve long-term economic growth, Governor Mills has proposed investing $35 million in the Maine Community College System to support workforce training programs. Maine’s community colleges offer a wide breadth of affordable workforce training programs across Maine that are easily accessed through free short-term training, degree programs, certificate programs and advanced certificate programs.

The Governor’s investment comes in the wake of recommendations from the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee and the State’s 10-Year Economic Development Strategy that call for investment to bolster Maine’s workforce.

During her visit, Governor Mills will deliver remarks and tour CMCC’s Precision Manufacturing Technology Program. She will be joined by Dave Daigler, President of the Maine Community College System; Betsy Libby, Interim President of CMCC; Sarah Pierce, CMCC’s 2021 Student of the Year; and Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development.

WHO: Governor Janet Mills

WHAT: Tour & Remarks RE: Workforce Training, Central Maine Community College

WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn 04210