“I need to work to afford college, and I don’t want to leave Dover-Foxcroft to attend college away. The Penquis Higher Education Center in Dover-Foxcroft is the reason I am able to attend college. By staying here I am able to work with young children at a local child card facility — work directly related to my career goals — while going to school. The Penquis College Center has made it easy for me to pursue my goal of becoming an Infant/Toddler Teacher.”
Professional & Workforce Development
Eastern Maine Community College’s Center for Professional and Workforce Development serves as an economic resource for the community by supporting individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs through improving their skills and increasing their value and effectiveness for stakeholders. The Center works closely with regional businesses to solve issues related to workforce growth, training necessary skills, professional development, and other education areas.
Through the Center for Professional and Workforce Development, businesses can receive contracted technical training, specific corporate mission tailored programs, and assistance with access to funding. We have been providing training to a variety of industries since 1987, creating dynamic curriculum and programs that foster workforce growth and success. Examples include mini-split heat pump training for Bangor Hydro and RH Foster, table games training for Hollywood Casino, and supervisory and teamwork training for The Jackson Laboratory.
The Center also offers a variety of noncredit courses to help community members gain industry-recognized certifications and important skill sets. These range in topic from healthcare to computer applications to energy and professional studies. Click here for a complete listing of noncredit courses.