Job training: Maine Community College System syncs with businesses to get people working

May 17, 2017

Ralph Jellison was in his early 50s when he lost his job with the closure of Verso Paper Corp.’s mill in Bucksport in April 2015.

The Department of Labor’s Rapid Response Team introduced him to retraining options, including a six-month program to learn fine woodworking at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor. He always liked woodworking, and the program’s short duration seemed likely to get him working soon. Read moreĀ».