Community colleges produce Maine's workforce
WCSH6, June 4
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Maine's Community Colleges enroll 17,500 students who are interested in a better life. Ninety-three percent are Maine residents and 92% of its gradates work in Maine. Fewer than half enroll right out of high school. A third have some college. 59% enroll part time.They become Maine's workforce taking jobs in medicine, service and the trades.
Mill to Drill: Former mill workers get certified in woodworking
WLBZ2, June 3
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Finding work after working in the number of mills that have closed throughout the state of Maine has not been easy for many. But some former Old Town and Bucksport mill workers have found a new passion to bring in income. Four former mill workers are now certified as fine woodworkers, thanks to a program at Eastern Maine Community College.
'Long overdue' YCCC expansion breaks ground
Seacostonline.com, May 25
WELLS — Speaker of the House Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, said Wednesday it was "great to see the sun breaking out" over a project that's "long overdue." "It's been a long time coming," Eves said at a groundbreaking ceremony for York County Community College's new 18,000-square-foot academic building. "I think about all of the partnerships, and what it took to make this happen. I think it's great that particularly with the new auditorium, we'll have a convening place for this entire community."