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.

Job postings offering a remote option have increased 74% since the pandemic and studies show that 30% of the workforce will work remotely once a week. Remote work increases retention and productivity, while reducing costs for employees. On average, the cost savings in the reduction of transportation and working in an office is equivalent to a 10-20% raise.

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

Occupational training for rural Mainers in occupations which are in-demand in Maine and can be done remotely. Occupations include medical office occupations, Medical Coding, IT support and virtual assistant. Training is grant-funded and free for students. Learn more about:

Remote Work Essentials for Professionals

This course is for incumbent front-line workers in a hybrid or remote environment or those new to remote work.

This training gives learners the tools to be effective, healthy, productive remote and hybrid employees. Appropriate for seasoned employees and those new to remote work, it covers the essential tools to maintain health and wellness, assess your readiness for remote employment, communication and teamwork, and use remote tools such as video conferencing, Sharepoint, Slack, and other communication tools. This course is recommended for anyone who works as part of a remote or hybrid team or supervises or manages one. Register┬╗

Three-four hours online/self-paced.

Leading Remote and Hybrid Work Supervision Fundamentals

This class is for managers and supervisors overseeing hybrid and remote teams.

Discover the ultimate toolkit designed exclusively for frontline supervisors and leaders! Dive into the dynamic realm of remote and hybrid work management, where you’ll learn the skills of seamless onboarding, individual empowerment, team synchronization, and supercharged communication strategies. Equip yourself to lead and nurture teams, ensuring their well-being, boosting productivity, and igniting efficiency like never before. We’ll delve into strategies that promote a robust organizational culture and craft an environment of psychological safety, belonging, and empowerment within your team that is proven to elevate performance. Remote and Hybrid Work Foundations is a co-requisite for this course and is included in the purchase. Includes Remote and Hybrid Work Foundation, a course that provides the basics for understanding remote and hybrid work dynamics, organizational brilliance, and a holistic approach to well-being in a virtual world. Explore the risks and rewards that remote work brings and thrive in your approach to remote and hybrid work. Register┬╗

Two hours online/ self-paced

Remote and Hybrid Work Business Fundamentals

This class is for small business owners and operations directors.

Your blueprint for success! Designed exclusively to equip you with the tools you need to seamlessly integrate remote and hybrid work into your organization’s operations. Dive into insights covering policy, legal and tax dimensions, recruiting top-tier remote and hybrid talent, and harnessing the potential of remote work as a dynamic accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn the intricacies of infrastructure, the potential security considerations accompanying remote workers, and how to manage these factors to lead your team toward unparalleled success.

Includes Remote and Hybrid Work Foundation, a course that provides the basics for understanding remote and hybrid work dynamics, organizational brilliance, and a holistic approach to well-being in a virtual world. Explore the risks and rewards that remote work brings and thrive in your approach to remote and hybrid work. Register┬╗

Two hours online/ self-paced

Maine Workforce Development Compact members can receive a 50% match, up to $1,200, on all courses for eligible employees.

If you have any questions, or are interested in delivering Remote Work for ME programs at your institution, email us at remotework@mccs.me.edu.