Title

"The Talk of Maine" piece that identifies industries in Maine that currently hav

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-2012

Pages

17-20

Abstract

"The Talk of Maine" piece that identifies industries in Maine that currently have available jobs and will likely see job growth in the future. Although there are fewer jobs in Maine's traditional industries such as forestry and manufacturing, prospects are much stronger in the service sector, including areas such as customer service, technical support, healthcare, tourism, and legal and financial professionals. While jobs in these fields often require post-secondary degrees and laid-off workers often need retraining to enter new industries, many of the related community college and university programs have wait lists. The Maine Community College System is addressing this issue with $11.3 million in funding from the state's business community to expand course availability and increase enrollment. And state programs, such as Bring College to Me, aim to boost access to healthcare training for rural Mainers.

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