Secondary Education:

Eastern Maine Community College
Located in the heart of Bangor, a historic city with many shops and restaurants.

Central Maine Community College
Situated on a beautiful lake just outside of Lewiston/Auburn.

Southern Maine Community College
Presents picturesque views of the ocean in South Portland and offers a wide variety of Degrees and Certificates in trades programs.

York County Community College
Offers small class sizes and flexible schedules that fit work & family.

Kennebec Valley Community College
Features two campuses in Fairfield and Hinckley with small, focused classroom sizes.

Northern Maine Community College
Located in Presque Isle this school records a 90% employment rate post graduation for their students.

Washington County Community College
Located in Calais, was recently named one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation for their commitment to student success.

MEMA Technical Education Center
MTEC in Brunswick specializes in HVAC training with programs in oil, propane and natural gas certifications.

Northeast Technical Institute
Very accessible with 3 campus locations in Scarborough, Bangor and Lewiston hands-on technical career training and a strong emphasis on job placement.

Maine Criminal Justice Academy
Find out more about the pre-service requirements in order to serve in your local community.

The Landing School
Just off the ocean in Arundel, the skills you acquire here will follow you home after work and continue to add value to your life.

Maine School of Masonry
Avon, just north of Augusta, offers this 9 month program with jobs waiting upon graduation.

Code Maine
A free, hands on and challenging program designed to train students to be software developers in 9 months located in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.  Their goal is 100% employment post-grad!

Local Support:

Maine Credit Union League
If you are attending a non-accredited certificate program in Maine with no federal loan funding, click the link above to explore loan opportunities with Maine’s Credit Union network.

Maine’s Credit Unions help people build their best lives in towns and cities that can promote and sustain a robust Maine economy. We are committed to moving Maine forward—and Maine families upward—because it’s the right thing to do.  We concern ourselves every day with maximizing life’s opportunities, fostering career advancement, enabling home ownership, mentoring young people, welcoming new Mainers, providing financial guidance, and ending hunger. Why? Because we believe it’s our responsibility and we “Own It.” 

New Ventures Maine
Offers a wide variety of financial literacy classes for those in the trades planning to start their own business.

Ride Along
Click the link to send us an email regarding your interest in a particular field.  We will team you up with a local business so you can spend the day and decide if you would want to pursue a career in that trade.

FAME Maine Scholarship Search
A list of Maine Scholarships available each year, many of which are open to high school graduates as well.

TechForce Foundation
Driving tomorrow’s workforce of technicians, apply for scholarships and research further resources.

Maine Manufacturing Association
Scholarships and membership opportunities are available to students with a sincere desire to further their education in precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding or engineering.

Damariscotta Newcastle Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Damariscotta-Newcastle offers Training Grants to people who live or work in Lincoln County and seek financial help to acquire or upgrade skills to advance in their chosen vocation. This is a great resource for students currently living in Lincoln County, click the link to apply!

Five County Credit Union
Our program was designed to offer low-rate student loans for students going to schools with limited financing options.  This is a community outreach program that is not designed to be financially beneficial to the credit union, but to give options to make careers in the trades more feasible.