Education & Training

Do you have barriers to employment? Are you looking for a new job and don’t know where to start? Our team works with you to determine your skills and interests. From there we make a plan for your future, and support you each step of the way. Our goal is to help you find meaningful, self-sustaining employment and make a livable wage in one of Maine’s growing industries, including: construction/boat building, hospitality/tourism, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing.


  • Occupational training for in-demand careers: We partner with educational institutions and businesses to offer occupational training for in-demand careers at no cost to our workforce development clients. Our partnerships give you the tools to find a career at a local business with growing employment opportunities.
  • High School Diploma & HiSET assistance: By working with adult education providers, we can also help you complete your High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).


  • Paid mentorships: Work Experience is a 6-week paid mentorship that helps you learn basic workplace skills while earning a paycheck. The short-term experience acts like an internship; though you aren’t an employee of the business you’re working with, the experience you gain boosts your resume and helps you prepare to start your career.
  • Hands-on job training: On-the-Job Training gives your employer financial support while they provide you with the training you need to perform the job at the highest capacity. We also partner with the Maine State Apprenticeship Program to offer apprenticeship opportunities similar to On-the-Job Training. This hands-on training is meant for job seekers who know basic workplace skills, and need support learning the technical aspects of a job.

The healthcare training I received through EMDC has been a life-altering event, which I will never forget. The education and support from the Career Counselors led to my dream job as a frontline secretary in a healthcare environment.

Penny Demers

Medical Secretary

Community Health and Counseling Services

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