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Youth Workforce Services

EMDC offers paid mentorships and training to people ages 16-24, providing individualized support while they build the skills necessary to thrive in the workforce environment. Participants receive hands-on experience in a work setting and one-on-one career counseling — all while earning a paycheck.

  • Earn a paycheck while you learn
  • Explore careers with employers who are hiring in your area (including healthcare, information technology, and skilled labor)
  • Work at a local business while mentored by EMDC and the employer
  • Job coaching, resume building, leadership development, supportive services, and more
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HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Text or call (207) 991-0147 or email workforce@emdc.org to get connected for more information on how we can help you. From there we will help you identify your strengths and values while connecting you with meaningful job opportunities tailored to your interests.

Text or Call (207) 991-0147
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INFORMATION SESSION

Learn how EMDC connects job seekers with training, employment and individualized career advising by attending our Virtual Information Session held over Zoom on Tuesdays at 10 AM.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify, participants must be:

  • Residents of Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, or Somerset counties
  • Aged 16-24
  • Have demonstrated need, which may include having low income, a skills deficiency, no stable home, children, a record of arrest, a disability, or being out of school

Unsure if you qualify? We can still help! EMDC partners with a network of programs throughout Maine with the shared goal of paving a better path for youth.

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YOUNG MAINERS WORKFORCE ACADEMY

If you are between the ages of 16-24 and looking to start your career, this on-going virtual academy is for you. Build the skills necessary to thrive in the workforce, connect with employers, and learn about work and education opportunities all while earning a check.

  • Earn a paycheck while you learn
  • Explore careers with employers who are hiring in your area (including healthcare, IT & skilled labor)
  • Training tailored towards your interests

For questions email Workforce@emdc.org or call (207) 991-0147

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