Workforce Training Incentives

Maine Apprenticeship Program

combines paid, on-the-job training with related college or other post-secondary coursework.
The program pays for up to 50% of the tuition for college credit courses.

Contact:

Maine Apprenticeship Program
Rumford Career Center
207-364-3738

South Paris Career Center
207-743-7763

Maine Pre-Apprenticeship Program

prepares 16-21 year old youth for the world of work by combining one to two years of customized high school academics with 1,000 hours of on-the-job training during the 11th and/or 12th grades. Upon graduation, a pre-apprentice may enter the Maine Apprenticeship Program with the on-the-job training time in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program counting towards the Maine Apprenticeship Program.

Contact:

Maine Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Rumford Career Center
207-364-3738

South Paris Career Center
207-743-7763

Maine Quality Centers

encourage businesses to locate or expand operations in Maine by providing customized workforce training at no cost to the business or to trainees. Education and training programs are coordinated and delivered through Maine’s community colleges at no cost to participating businesses. Eligible businesses must create a minimum of eight new full-time jobs located in Maine. Businesses creating fewer than eight new positions may have an opportunity to participate through the MCCS Rural Initiative or through a training partnership.

Contact:

Maine Community College System
Maine Quality Centers
207-767-5210

Workplace Safety Education and Training Program (SafetyWorks!)

reduces job-related injuries, illnesses and deaths and workers’ compensation costs by answering workplace safety and health questions over the phone, delivering free customized occupational health and safety training, work-site evaluation to identify hazards and technical support. Services are independent of Occupational and Safety and Health Administration enforcement activities.

Contact:

SafetyWorks!
207-623-7900