Project Login Director Honored With 2nd Microsoft TechSpark Fellowship

Project Login Director Honored With 2nd Microsoft TechSpark Fellowship

July 17, 2024
Angela Oechslie, whose leadership of Educate Maine’s Project>Login has helped widen tech learning across Maine and close the equity gap in STEM, was honored for the second year in a row as Microsoft TechSpark fellow.  The fellowship is awarded to leaders from each state whose organizations focus on creating economic opportunities through digital inclusion, digital skilling, digital transformation, and ecosystem building.  “I’m honored to be able to continue this partnership with… READ MORE
Aquaculture Pioneers Highlighted in Article

Aquaculture Pioneers Highlighted in Article

July 15, 2024
Maine Career Catalyst's Aquaculture Pioneers program was highlighted in a recent article by Jobs for the Future, which noted the two-year-old program's seamless and equitable application process and the valuable support given both participants and employers.  READ MORE
Kicking Off Summer With Girls Who Code

Kicking Off Summer With Girls Who Code

June 27, 2024
For the fourth summer in a row, girls in Maine grades 3-12 have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer science, thanks to Project>Login.  Girls Who Code camps—this year operating in all 16 counties—kicked off June 24 in Bangor and Auburn.  Designed to close the gender-equity gap in tech, GWC camps offer fascinating, age-level appropriate classes in state-of-the-art facilities, small-group instruction, field trips, and all the fun and friendship you expect from a summer camp… READ MORE
Making college-and afterward-easy to navigate

Making college-and afterward-easy to navigate

June 25, 2024 · Jason Judd weighs in on Worthington Scholars
This month's education-focused MaineBiz features the work of the Worthington Scholarship Foundation, which supports Mainers' post-secondary aspirations in so many ways. Executive Director Jason Judd weighs in on this important mission, citing lower college-enrollment numbers for Maine--but also a prediction that 72 percent of jobs in 2030 will require education or training beyond high… READ MORE
EM, Hay Runner Partner on New Apprenticeship

EM, Hay Runner Partner on New Apprenticeship

June 12, 2024 · Opportunity in Cabinetmaking a First for Rockport Contractor
Hay Runner of Rockport is partnering with Educate Maine to offer a new three-year apprenticeship aimed at a career in cabinet making.  This full-time, paid apprenticeship – a first for the contractor -- offers a position as a Hay Runner employee while providing direct one-on-one mentorship, integration into a cabinet shop team, and additional related training. “It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the right person to earn, learn and gain valuable skills in a highly desired career… READ MORE
Educate Maine 2023 Annual Report Now Available

Educate Maine 2023 Annual Report Now Available

May 22, 2024 · Pathways to Excellence
Four-hundred-forty interns, 70+ employers, 1 Teacher of the year--read the numbers and some of the stories behind the numbers. We're delighted to share Educate Maine's impact and reach in 2023. Educate Maine 2023 READ MORE
Jason Judd Q and A With MaineBiz

Jason Judd Q and A With MaineBiz

May 13, 2024
Educate Maine Executive Director Jason Judd talked with MaineBiz about the organization's mission to champion career readiness.  "We want all Maine people to reach their greatest educational and economic potential," he told the magazine for its On the Record feature.      READ MORE
Milestone Move by Brunswick Apprentice

Milestone Move by Brunswick Apprentice

May 10, 2024 · Pre-Apprentice Gets Full-Time Offer from Employer
BRUNSWICK, Maine, May 10 _ A high school senior made a big career move this week, with plans to cap his successful education program in auto tech with a sought-after apprenticeship. Just in time for National Youth Apprenticeship Week, Ethan Pinette signed an agreement with Goodwin Chevrolet and Mazda of Brunswick to work with the auto dealer as a registered apprentice. He is the first local certified automotive pre-apprentice to transition directly into a full-time, registered… READ MORE
2024 Maine County Teachers of the Year Announced

2024 Maine County Teachers of the Year Announced

May 09, 2024 · 16 Stellar Educators Celebrated at State House
Sixteen Maine teachers were announced as 2024 County Teachers of the Year today at a ceremony in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State Capitol during Teacher Appreciation Week. Governor Janet Mills joined Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin, Educate Maine Executive Director Jason Judd, State Board of Education Chair Fern Desjardins, 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year Joshua Chard, and Maine County and State Teachers of the Year Association Co-President Hillary Bellefleur to… READ MORE
Gorham Savings Bank Challenge: Match $2,500 in May

Gorham Savings Bank Challenge: Match $2,500 in May

May 03, 2024 · 25 Reasons to Support Educate Maine!
Our great friends at Gorham Savings Bank have issued a challenge: match their generous donation of $2,500 this month to support Educate Maine. All month we'll be featuring reasons you might support our work with educators and business.  From the Maine Mobile Biolab to Project>Login to the Maine Teacher of the Year program, we're helping to educate Maine's future workforce. Watch our social media to learn more. To contribute your support: www.educatemaine.org/donate.   READ MORE