Find your future with remote work!

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The global economy is changing. Working from home – “remote work” – is an increasingly popular and growing employment sector.

Building a strong economic future for Maine means tapping into this growing marketplace, and Maine’s community colleges are actively making that happen through the new Remote Work for ME initiative launched in 2022.

We’re offering free, six- to nine-month training programs to people living in rural Maine who want to work remotely.

Available Training (Courses are added regularly so check back for more options!)

  • Remote Work in Health Office Occupations¬†
    This foundational training will prepare learners with the basic skills to work remotely in medical office occupations including patient services, records, and billing. Delivered online over 16 weeks, primarily asynchronously, this program combines medical, technical, customer service, and remote work skills to prepare learners to be successful remote workers in the health field. Courses also provide a foundation for students who wish to pursue clinical health careers. Students will complete medical terminology I, medical law and ethics, computer applications, customer service excellence, and remote working. Learners will earn nine credits and MCCS digital badges. Note: This program is open to rural Maine residents only. Residents in Cumberland or Androscoggin counties do not qualify, nor do residents of the following towns and cities: Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Orono, Saco, Sanford, Waterville, Wells, and York. Click here to register.

Historically, people living in rural Maine have been physically cut off from job opportunities in other parts of the state – and businesses have been limited to hiring people who lived nearby. Importantly, people in rural Maine have focused on job training for local jobs in their area. The shift to remote work is changing everything.

This new training is 100 percent online, so rural Mainers can complete courses on their own time. The Alfond Center is also partnering with businesses who need remote workers, so courses prepare trainees for remote jobs that are available right now.

It’s clear there are thousands of good-paying jobs that can be done from anywhere. This initiative prepares rural Mainers to get those jobs so they can stay¬† in their hometowns and local communities – bolstering the local economy – while working a company hundreds or thousands of miles away. It also provides training for employers, so supervisors have the skills to oversee remote and hybrid teams.

For more information please contact Joshua Howe at remotework@mccs.me.edu.