Needing more workers, logging industry establishes first-ever training program
Mainebiz, Oct 2
After just three months in Maine's first post-secondary training program for mechanized logging equipment, Cody Dennison already has a couple of job options lined up with forestry companies.
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Press Herald: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/02/new-group-aims-to-boost-post-secondary-education-in-maine/

New YCCC building officially open
Biddeford Journal Tribune, Sept 28
WELLS — The new Pratt and Whitney building at York County Community College is now officially open for students. Members of the Maine State ...
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Coalition unveils four strategies to tackle Maine's workforce challenges
Mainebiz, Sept 28
The newly formed Maine Workforce & Education Coalition is on a mission to ensure that 60% of the state's workforce achieves a post-secondary degree or professional credential by 2025, compared to 42% today. It unveiled an initiative Thursday called MaineSpark following a year of discussions about how to best address and resolve Maine's workforce challenges. The coalition brings together 31 organizations from education, business, philanthropy, nonprofit and government, led by a core group that consists of Educate Maine, the Maine Development Foundation, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Finance Authority of Maine, the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System. By banding together, coalition members can make a stronger impact, Cervone said.
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