Career Resources for the State of Maine

 

Colleges and Programs

Maine Colleges – This is a very easy and useful resource to use relative to searching South Carolina for a program of study that meets your career ambitions.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Maine – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Maine College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Maine – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Maine institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Maine Career Center – This organization provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge. There are resources too numerous to mention on this home page portal. Well worth the time spent on this website as you will be able to get so many questions answered, leads identified, and

Maine CareerCenters - provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Focus is on improving job qualifications, exploring a different profession, locating a new career and the actual hiring process.

Maine DOE CTE – Do you want to be prepared for your career and post-secondary education opportunities? Guidance can be found on this website of the Maine DOE in through relevant and applied learning.

Gear Up Maine (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) – This state-wide initiative will help you, as an educator or parent, identify and assist students beginning in grade 7 to prepare, enroll in and successfully complete a higher education degree or certificate program.

Healthcare Pathways, Maine – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Maine relative to healthcare schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.

Maine Career and Technical Education Portal – Here is a very thorough resources of technical education options and opportunities from the perspective of the student.

 

Job Seekers and Career

Live and Work in Maine, Jobs - Increase your awareness of the potential career opportunities in the state of Maine You have the option of plugging in job search keywords or browsing through the extensive list of current openings.

Maine State Government Jobs – Openings appearing here for the state of Maine are listed by category or by department career type. Additionally, keyword search is available.

Maine Job Link Career Center – This web-based job-matching tool is convenient and provides job seekers, employers, and training provides with easy-to-use tools for a wide range of purposes.

Workers with Disabilities, Contributing to Maine’s Workforce – Here is a website that will provide resources for those individuals trying to find or maintain employment. Also helpful with resources for career advancement.

iHireConstruction, Maine - – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Maine, look no further than this search tool.

State of Maine, Aging and Disability Services, Senior Employment – Advice, job search assistance, and part-time training opportunities in a variety of community settings for people age 55 and over.

New Ventures, Maine – If you are in need of assistance after divorce, death, or disability of a spouse or family member, this website will share with you the services you may need to get back on your and in-the-game.

Maine Career Center – You will find lots of employment and training services here for workers and businesses in the state of Maine. Perhaps you would like to improve your job qualifications, explore a different profession, hire an employee or find an employer. A lot of information links on this home page but it presents you with many options available with easy to navigate menuing.

 

Leadership and Development

Maine Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Maine Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Maine is what you need, look here!

Maine Government Jobs – Here’s a handy-dandy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

Volunteer Maine - Here is an organization that will provide you support in the volunteering endeavors. Connections to regional volunteer peer networks, links to online training, statewide information about recognition, and conferences are just a small list of resources available through this association.

Spurwink – Much good information along with resources for those educators, parents, and extended family members to help children and adults affected by behavioral health challenges live healthy and fruitful lives.

Maine Healthcare Association – In your work as a healthcare professional, is it your vision to provide the type of long-term care you would want for your family and yourself? That is the mission of this organization. The networking options, as a member, are many as well.

OMNE, Nursing Leaders of Maine (Organization of Maine Nurse Executives) – This organization encourages networking, unity and collaborative partnerships among healthcare professionals. Your membership is valued as conversations relative to policies affecting healthcare across the state are emphasized.

Manufacturers Association of Maine – Simply put, the aim of this association is to grow awareness and jobs in the manufacturing sector across the state of Maine. This is done via a multifaceted approach geared toward students, employers, and education.

Educate Maine – The ELE (Education Leadership Experience) offers teachers a unique professional development opportunity to meet with business leaders across the Maine communities. As a teacher, you will learn what is happening in the Maine economy and consider the interconnectedness between that and the critical role that education plays in sustaining student growth.

Maine ASCD – If you are an educator in the state of Maine and need some assistance or guidance in customizing lessons and learning experiences for your students, this organization is there for support with multiple perspectives of education policies and practices. Sometimes a clarification or a change of context is the much helpful first step.

 

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Maine Labor Law Posters – For your start-up business you will need to display certain notices advising employees of their rights in the workplace. This is a convenient website that provides you with posters for free download to meet state requirements.

Maine Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

How to Start a Business in Maine – WOW! This site is a super resource for step-by-step instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Starting Your Business in Maine – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Maine business in 7 Steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

New Ventures Maine – Are you looking to start a business, build your career, or further your leadership in your career field? Tuition-free classes and personalized coaching help you to launch a small business, manage finances and assets.

 

Veterans

Maine State Workforce Board, Veterans’ Employment Committee – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans and their spouses can be found here. Counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Maine Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Bureau of Maine Veteran Services – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.

Maine Veteran Career Center – Employment and training services are this center’s specialty when it comes to our nation’s heroes. Help with finding a job, obtaining new skills, or access to other state and federal resources can be found here.

Maine’s Hire a Vet Campaign – This annual campaign supports employers to expand the hiring of veterans and military families. There are a network of state and federal agencies, resources, and education assistance programs. As well, employers will be helped with the recruiting, hiring, and advancement of veterans.

Maine Bureau of Veteran Services – You will find this website to be fully integrated with all of the services that our nation’s heroes may need as they acclimate back into civilian life. There is a unique online Q&A (‘Who Am I’) that helps the visitor drill down to isolate specific needs. Very helpful.