BUSINESS AND EDUCATION LEADERS CALL FOR INVESTMENTS IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO FIGHT MAINE’S LOOMING SKILLS GAP

BUSINESS AND EDUCATION LEADERS CALL FOR INVESTMENTS IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO FIGHT MAINE’S LOOMING SKILLS GAP

October 07, 2019 · A new research brief highlights the serious challenges facing Maine’s workforce, emphasizing the need to strengthen career-technical education and high-quality postsecondary learning.
LEWISTON, ME – Without key investments in career-technical education (CTE) and high-quality postsecondary programs, Maine faces a significant shortfall of skilled workers that imperil the state’s economy and will only get worse as the population continues to age.That was the powerful message delivered by a group of leaders from the business and education communities Tuesday afternoon at the Lewiston Regional Technical Center.  The leaders highlighted a new ReadyNation research… READ MORE
Fall Interns WANTED for Educate Maine and Live+Work in Maine

Fall Interns WANTED for Educate Maine and Live+Work in Maine

September 05, 2019 · Pilot campuses include: UMaine Orono, Husson University, University of Southern Maine and Thomas College
We are looking for four interns for our pilot program this fall on the following campuses: USM, Husson University, University of Maine and Thomas College. 
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Coalition aims to ease workforce crisis by keeping Maine college grads in Maine

Coalition aims to ease workforce crisis by keeping Maine college grads in Maine

September 05, 2019 · The pilot program will include student interns conducting 'guerrilla marketing' activities and a partnership with a ride-sharing app.
Industry-funded workforce development groups Live + Work in Maine and Educate Maine have joined forces for a pilot program this fall that seeks to reduce the number of Maine college students who leave after graduation. They said Maine’s escalating labor shortage requires more creative methods of enticing recent graduates to stay in the state.
On Sept. 5th, the organizations announced their unique program which will launch on four campuses this fall. 
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Educate Maine partners with FocusMaine to run FocusMaine Intern Experience Summer Program

Educate Maine partners with FocusMaine to run FocusMaine Intern Experience Summer Program

August 14, 2019
The FocusMaine Intern Experience is a program of social, recreational and professional development events that seeks to better connect summer interns in Maine with each other, Maine employers, and Maine’s incredible quality of life. Educate Maine manages and administers the FocusMaine Intern Experience(FMIE) in partnership with FocusMaine. This year there were 630 interns at 40 employers who participated.A link to the website is here: http://focusmaine.org/fmie/Maine Life… READ MORE
MMSA and Educate Maine train 35 teachers at 2019 Summer Institute at UNE

MMSA and Educate Maine train 35 teachers at 2019 Summer Institute at UNE

August 12, 2019
Recently Educate Maine and Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance trained 35 middle school and high school teachers from Maine and Vermont. In July, the University of New England sponsored Code.org Summer Workshops for CS Discoveries and CS Principles. Here are some articles and press coverage of the week-long professional learning… READ MORE
EDUCATE MAINE ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE, ACCOMPLISHED LEADER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EDUCATE MAINE ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE, ACCOMPLISHED LEADER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

June 27, 2019
Educate Maine's Board of Directors named new Executive Director this week.
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Maine's 2019 County Teachers Announced Today at the Hall of Flags in Augusta

Maine's 2019 County Teachers Announced Today at the Hall of Flags in Augusta

May 09, 2019
Teachers from 15 of Maine’s counties were honored today in Maine’s State Capitol at an annual event in the Hall of Flags announcing the 2019 Maine County Teachers of the Year.
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Educate Maine and Alfond Scholarship Foundation seek summer intern

Educate Maine and Alfond Scholarship Foundation seek summer intern

April 25, 2019 · Perfect for those interested in education policy!
This internship is a shared position with Educate Maine and the Alfond Scholarship Foundation. The two organization are co-located together on Congress St. in Portland and often work on projects together.
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Educate Maine is hiring an Event Planning and Marketing Intern for Summer 2019!

Educate Maine is hiring an Event Planning and Marketing Intern for Summer 2019!

January 24, 2019
Posted Date 1/24/2019   Educate Maine is hiring a full-time, paid event planning and marketing summer intern to support the FocusMaine Intern Experience. The internship will offer a project-based, goal-oriented and practical experience.The FMIE Event Planning & Marketing Intern will assist the FMIE Program Manager with planning, coordinating and managing approximately 12 social, recreational and professional development events to take place primarily in the Portland and… READ MORE
WEX Junior Associate Program (Accepting applications until Feb. 1st)

WEX Junior Associate Program (Accepting applications until Feb. 1st)

January 14, 2019 · Job shadow opportunities for high school students during school breaks
WEX and Educate Maine are excited to announce and invite Maine high school students to participate in the WEX Junior Associate Program. This program provides job shadowing opportunities for high school students at WEX offices in southern Maine. Students from participating schools will join WEX employees to learn more about future career opportunities.Students will be able to participate in projects to further their knowledge and skills in technology and business, gain an early payments industry… READ MORE