As the statewide leader in workforce development, our direct services support and sustain business and workforce growth. At EMDC, our Workforce Team offers individualized services and training to people and employers, helping them identify goals and create a plan for their future. We provide support each step of the way, including in follow up. By working with employers and education partners to create training tailored to Maine’s growing industries, we keep our workforce in Maine and help local businesses build a skilled workforce.
Our workforce services are provided to people and businesses in Androscoggin, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Washington Counties through partnerships with the Central Western Maine Workforce Development Board and Northeastern Workforce Development Board.
If you’re looking to get back into the workplace, further your education, or change career paths, we can help you find meaningful employment at no cost to you. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.
Invest in your business and employees by working with EMDC to hire, train, and retain a skilled workforce. We help you find the right fit through On-the-Job Training and Work Experience programs. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.
Part of a statewide initiative, our Connecting with Opportunities program meets the opioid crisis head-on through individualized services. We help people who have been impacted by opioid use disorder and other life challenges. We do this by providing supportive services, education, and training that lead to meaningful employment. Click here to learn more. Contact us: OpportunityGrant@emdc.org.
Through the Hancock County Re-Entry Project, we work with people who are on their path to recovery and transitioning out of correctional facilities. By providing support and resources, we help people enter or re-enter the workplace. We do this by identifying strengths, providing education, overcoming barriers to employment, and finding new opportunities. Our individualized training starts in correctional facilities and continues through the transition. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.
Our National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) works with migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families. We provide supportive services and education, including: basic skills/GED, approved trades school, On-the-Job Training, or higher education courses. Farm work includes harvesting/production of potatoes, blueberries, dairy, Christmas trees, maple syrup, and broccoli. Farm workers who have earned more than 50% of their income through agricultural labor within the last 2 years are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more. Contact us: NFJP@emdc.org.
Our TechHire team is part of a nationwide network of navigators. We help people find the training and education they need to excel in Maine’s innovative and transforming IT industry. We do this by establishing and overseeing Work Experience and On-the-Job Training opportunities with local employers. We also provide one-on-one career advising and offer short-term customized training and tuition assistance. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.
EMDC is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network
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