Title

Workforce Development Roundup

Source

Mainebiz

Date

12-9-2019

Pages

16-19

Abstract

An overview of a variety of initiatives from around the state that aim to fill positions in a tight labor market. Includes specific outcomes of each initiative. Among the successful workforce development programs:

VIP Dental Assistant Training in Maine is a condensed program which has graduated over 100 dental assistants.

Live and Work in Maine launched its second "Boomerang" campaign to alert people with Maine connections but no longer living in the state about the many job opportunities here.

Professional Logging Contractors of Maine offers free training in mechanized logging operations. The third class, of 15 students, received 50 job offers upon completion. The trucking industry and Bath Iron Works are also working on training and recruitment efforts.

The University of Maine's Aquaculture Research Institute has created a 12-credit aquaculture certificate program, and MDI Biological Laboratory launched a network of research and academic institutions that trained nearly 3,000 Maine students.

Maine Department of Labor's Maine Apprenticeship Program currently supports 905 apprentices in a variety of industries, and Cianbro offers earn-while-you-learn programs.

Subjects

Occupational training, Employees -- training of, Labor supply -- Maine

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