Eastern Maine Development Corporation hosts, sponsors and presents a wide range of events, presentations and workshops throughout the year. For more information on events and workshops please email

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Business Services Workshops

Our Spring Workshop Series has concluded. Watch for announcements about our Fall Series as well as special workshops and events throughout the summer months.


Workforce Development Workshops

Space is limited for workshops. Early registration is recommended.
All workshops are free for Workforce customers. 

Employability Workshops

Second and Fourth Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Bangor
RSVP REQUIRED: Amanda Grant; space is limited

Financial Literacy Workshops

Second and Fourth Thursday of every month 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Bangor
Advanced registration required: Career Center Reception 561-4050 ask for Janet Smith

Workforce Investment Act Application Sessions

EMDC Workforce also offers regularly scheduled application sessions for individuals who think they might qualify for training and services through the Workforce Investment Act. Learn more about those sessions here.


Maine PTAC Workshops

Performance of Government Contracting
Are you in the process of responding to a Federal Government solicitation? Are you waiting for a notice of the results of a proposal you have already submitted?

Maybe you just got a Federal Government contract award.

Maine PTAC Regional Manager, Ernie Gray will tell you what to expect and what to be prepared for. Even experienced contractors will benefit from this refresher! FMI click here.

Thursday, August 21; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Greater Portland Council of Governments
970 Baxter Boulevard
Portland, ME
RSVP Required:

Maine PTAC presents: "The FAR Series: Session 1"
Join us for this first of four sessions where we will provide an overview of the FAR.

What is the FAR?
What role does it play in federal government contracting?
As a government contractor why do I need to know it?

Understanding how the FAR fits in federal government contracting is a fundamental component of being a successful government contractor.

Thursday, September 4; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Maine Department of Economic & Community Development
111 Sewall St., Augusta
Presenter: Melody Weeks
RSVP Required:

Subcontracting Strategies for Small Businesses
Are you a small business owner that already sells your products and services to the government? Join Maine PTAC for an in-depth workshop that will help you continue to find success with government contracting. This workshop will introduce different strategies to ease into government contracting, how to market to prime contracts, and more.

Thursday, September 11; 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council
53 Prescott Drive, Suite 3, Machias
PRESENTER: Dana Delano, Maine PTAC Counselor
RSVP Required:
Wednesday, September 24; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
125 Manley Road, Auburn
PRESENTER: Ernie Gray, Maine PTAC Regional Manager
RSVP Required: