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.

Penquis Higher Education Center OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, August 19th, 5-7pm
50 Mayo Street, Dover-Foxcroft

Come learn about all the educational opportunities available through Eastern Maine Community College and Piscataquis Valley Adult Education at the Penquis Higher Education Center Open House, located in Dover-Foxcroft. EMCC will be cooking up a tasty barbeque, offering tours of the facility, and information about upcoming classes from EMCC and Adult Ed.

The Penquis Higher Education Center offers interactive television, online, and onsite courses. Personalized resources such as financial aid advising, registration, academic and career counseling, testing, and a library and computer facility are available for use.

The Center provides the perfect opportunity for those in Piscataquis County to start or continue their education. Find out more at the Open House!


Maine PTAC Workshops

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:

Maine PTAC and General Services Administration presents:
"Federal Contracting: Follow the Money and You'll Find the Opportunities"
Join Jerry D. Smith, Sr., GSA’s Director of the Regional Office of Small Business Utilization to learn about contracting trends, what GSA is purchasing, and how to be successful when working with GSA.

Monday, September 22; 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Brunswick Landing (Building #27 - Community Room)
8 Venture Avenue, Brunswick, ME 04011
PRESENTER: Jerry D. Smith, Sr., GSA
RSVP Required: