PROJECT>LOGIN AND UMFK’S RURAL U PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE FOR MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

PROJECT>LOGIN AND UMFK’S RURAL U PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE FOR MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

November 19, 2019
Business and education partnership supports new UMFK computer science course for early college students.Project>Login and the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Rural U Early College Program are excited to announce a new computer science course for the spring 2020 semester. As part of an effort to increase equitable access to more students and reach students in rural parts of Maine, this new computer science course offering will be available to Maine high school students as part of the… READ MORE
CODE.ORG PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

CODE.ORG PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

November 18, 2019
Applications now open!Educate Maine and Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program are now open. If your school is looking to offer Code.org’s computer science (CS) courses at the middle or high school level in 2020-21, please encourage interested teachers to apply today.Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long professional learning program for middle and… READ MORE
Educate Maine releases latest policy brief

Educate Maine releases latest policy brief

November 06, 2019
Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce announce the most recent report in our ongoing policy brief series. This report examines important education data related to diverse student populations and identifies four broad strategies and 14 specific actions that schools and communities can take to support learners from diverse backgrounds. Strategies outlined in detail in the policy brief include:Ensuring school practices and policies support all students;Providing ongoing,… READ MORE
WEX Junior Associate Program - 2020 Applications Now Open!

WEX Junior Associate Program - 2020 Applications Now Open!

October 21, 2019
WEX and Educate Maine invite Maine high school students to participate in the WEX Junior Associate Program. This week-long program provides job shadowing opportunities for high school juniors and seniors 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
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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