Educate Maine Honors Cianbro with Education Leadership Award

Educate Maine Honors Cianbro with Education Leadership Award

December 09, 2019 · Cianbro “a true champion for education” in Maine
PORTLAND, MAINE – Educate Maine honored Cianbro with the 2019 Weston L. Bonney Education Leadership Award at Educate Maine’s annual education symposium on Friday in Portland. Since 1998, the award has honored an individual, group, organization, or Maine business that demonstrates leadership, commitment, and vision in ensuring that all Maine students have the opportunity to succeed. Richard Brescia, Vice President of The Cianbro Companies, accepted the award on behalf of… READ MORE
Angela Oechslie is our new Project>Login Program Director

Angela Oechslie is our new Project>Login Program Director

December 04, 2019
We, at Educate Maine, are pleased to announce that Angela Oechslie was recently named the new Project>Login Program Director. Project>Login is our program focused on growing tech talent in Maine.  Angela brings a wealth of workforce knowledge and experience to her role with the Project>Login program. She was a Workforce Development Specialist at Eastern Maine Development Corporation and the Workforce Coordinator at Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. She is past chair of Building Bridges, a… READ MORE
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 Rural… 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 high school educators… 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 brief… 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 Media filmed a… READ MORE