A variety of excellent training programs offered at the state and local level have often made the critical difference in a company's relocation decision or ability to increase productivity.
Governor's Training Initiative
At the post-secondary level, the Governor's Training Initiative(GTI) is a training grant program for any business, of any size, which partially reimburses training costs after the training has been completed. Grant sizes to date have ranged from $3,000 to $182,000.
For further information on the GTI, contact Brian Doyle, Business Development Specialist at the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development at 207-822-0186.
York County Community College
York County Community College offers extensive resources and experience in developing customized training and education for companies of all sizes. YCCC also administers and coordinates the Maine Quality Center Program, which provides customized training and education at no cost to those employers who agree to hire a minimum of 8 new employees.
For further information, contact: Paulette Millette, Director of Community Education and Career Training 112 College Drive Wells, ME 04090 Phone: 207-216-4344.
Biddeford Regional Center of Technology
At the secondary level, the Biddeford Regional Center of Technologyoffers a range of programs including pre-apprenticeships in such fields as machine trades, welding/metal fabrication, computers, drafting, and business training.
For further information, contact: Peg Levasseur, Director 21 Maplewood Avenue Biddeford, ME 04005 Phone: 207-282-1501 Email Peg Levasseur