"Focus Education/Training" piece on the Maine Quality Center, a program started in 1994 by the Maine Community College System, which provides free training to Maine businesses who promise to create new jobs that pay decent wages. MQC has recently begun to focus on training incumbent workers, rather than new hires. Moody's Collision Centers has used the MQC training successfully to provide skilled repair people with communication and management skills. K-Pel Industries of Fort Fairfield has also tapped MQC to train employees to work on compressed natural gas systems, training which allowed the company to complete CNG conversion projects for several businesses and bring in about $400,000 in revenue. With sidebar listing contact information for each Maine Quality Center liaison.
Maine Quality Centers, Labor supply
Coultas, Carol, "Training Options" (2013). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6057.
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