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Compact Training and Funding Process
1. Become a member of the Maine Workforce Development Compact!
Access the benefits of the Compact and receive up to $1,200 in training funding per frontline employee. Access the benefits of the Maine Workforce Development Compact! Join here.
2. Submit a Funding Request
Funding request forms must be submitted and approved before the training begins. Before you begin, you will need your W9, the excel file of trainees (under Part C of the application), training info, workers to be trained, and your training vendor information.|
Review the instructions here.
Access the funding request form here.
3. Training Registration Portal
Note: If you are participating in a training with one of Maine’s community colleges, you will register directly with them. Your funding approval will list detailed next steps and contact information.
If you are training through a third-party, once the training is approved, you will receive a link to your training page in the Training Registration portal. Register your employees who will be taking the training. Employees who have trained before already have user profiles. Employees who have not yet trained will need to complete a profile.
Access the portal here.
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Language to send to employees when they’re registered for a training can be found here.
Instructions can be accessed through the following links:
- How to Create Your Account
- Editing Your Company Profile
- Assigning Employees
- Adding Employees
- Creating Employee Profiles
4. Verify Completers
Upon completion of training through a third-party, submit your training roster with confirmation of who completed training to email@example.com.
Note: If you participated in a training with one of Maine’s community colleges, this step will be completed for you.
Scholarships for Employees
- Employees of Compact Members are eligible to receive two classes at 50% off per semester through December 2025. The course calendar is available here.
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Workforce Development Coordinators
Our team is here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions, please contact your local Workforce Coordinator.