Maine’s Community Colleges to announce new approach to workforce training, historic investment in Maine’s frontline workers

October 1, 2021

AUGUSTA, ME – The Maine Community College System and the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 5, to announce a transformative new approach to workforce training at Maine’s community colleges. This initiative is backed by a historic financial investment in training for Maine’s frontline workers.

Speakers for the event:

  • The Honorable Janet T. Mills, Governor of Maine
  • The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr., former Governor of Maine
  • Greg Powell, Chairman of the Board of the Harold Alfond Foundation
  • David Daigler, President of the Maine Community College System


10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5: Press conference at Southern Maine Community College, held outside 54 Lighthouse Circle, South Portland. Although the press conference is scheduled to be held outside, a tent will be available in the event of inclement weather. The event will also be streamed online.

11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5: An online media availability will be held via ZOOM, to accommodate media unable to attend in person. MCCS President David Daigler and MCCS Chief Workforce Development Officer Dan Belyea will be available. Members of the media wishing to participate should contact Noel Gallagher; (207) 632-3659.