Adult Degree Completion at University of Maine
113 Luther Bonney, Portland, ME 04104
Contact your school's student affairs office. Degree completion assistance for adults who: were matriculated at a University of Maine school, are pursuing a first bachelor's degree, have experienced at least a 3-year gap in their college education, demonstrate financial need, must be registered at least part-time.
Apex Youth Connection
45 Granite St., Biddeford ME
Job Readiness program for middle and high school youth.
Biddeford Adult Education
189 Alfred St., Biddeford ME
High school diploma, English (ELL), and enrichment courses.
High school equivalency exam (HiSET--formerly the GED)
482 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Research on education in Maine, honors exceptional teachers, collaborates with programs and partners to match candidates and careers in Maine, and connects businesses and educators to make sure they are on the same page.
Project Login: Internship and career pathway navigation for youth and adults interested in an IT career.
420 Alfred St., Biddeford ME
Employment and education assistance.
Finance Authority of Maine
5 Community Drive, Augusta
Guidance for financial aid for college and businesses. Specialists for New Mainers, veterans, and other specific audiences.
Give It Get It
Low-cost devices and tech support, tech literacy and basic training opportunities.
Goodwill Workforce Solutions
190 Lancaster St., Portland ME
Helps with employment or continuing education planning and resources. Will meet with clients in their community.
Great Bay Services
61 Washington St., Sanford ME
Employment, independent living, and case management support for people and families with intellectual disabilities and special needs
Grow with Google
A collection of paid and free trainings covering a wide range of topics.
Harold Alfond Foundation
Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
$500 grant for every Maine resident baby to help families save for the cost of education beyond high school.
HOPE (Higher Opportunity for Pathways to Employment)
407 Alfred St., Biddeford, ME
Provides support to families pursuing education and training beyond high school, and helps them achieve their career plans by addressing barriers to access.
Independent Contractor Information
Information and contacts to learn more about being an independent contractor (I-9) in Maine, especially concerning taxes.
Job connection service for new Mainers
22 Armory St, Augusta, ME 04330
Assists eligible 16-24 year-olds with high school credential completion, job training, and employment. Job Corps provides room and board and transitional services.
324 Gannett Dr # 300, South Portland, ME 04106
A range of educational services designed to meet the needs of special education students and children who can benefit from learning in a more structured, small group educational environment.
181 Brackett St., Portland ME
Free, community-based education programs for children, adults, and families throughout Southern Maine
Literacy Volunteers of Sanford
883 Main St #4, Sanford, ME 04073
Supports adults in reading and computer skills. Free of charge. One-to-one, or small group lessons available.
Live and Work In Maine
Job and internship listings statewide
McArthur Public Library
270 Main St., Biddeford ME
Maine Career Catalyst
Provides professional development, social opportunities, and networking for summer interns as well as apprentices and co-op students working in Maine.
Maine Community College
323 State St, Augusta, ME 04330
Information and links for all the community colleges in Maine
Maine Department of Education
111 Sewall St, Augusta, ME 04330
Student default loan resolution and student loan forgiveness.
Maine Educational Opportunities Center
323 State St, Augusta, ME 04330
Federally funded program that assists adults with going to college. Includes FSET and HOPE programs.
Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council
519 Congress St., Portland ME
Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs for people 16 and older. Partners with local trades unions to provide “earn while you learn” apprenticeship programming.
Maine Technology Users Group
Features an IT job board
Maine Workforce Collaborative
Free, virtual employment workshops and info sessions to help individuals connect to resources, build job skills, and find and maintain employment.
494 Forest Ave., Portland, ME
Recovery and re-entry friendly employment. A sister organization of the Maine Recovery Fund. Provides connection to jobs and wrap-around supports.
413 Alfred St., Biddeford ME
Temporary, Temp-to-hire employment connection
New Ventures Maine
4 Scamman St., Saco ME
Offers support for career, financial, and small business goals through tuition-free classes and individual coaching.
Saco and Old Orchard Adult Education
80 Common St. Saco, ME
High school diploma, HiSET (GED), English language acquisition, college and career counseling, enrichment classes
Parents as Scholars Program
109 Capitol St, Augusta, ME 04330
A monthly TANF benefit that assists parents working through 2 or 4-year degree programs.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance Inc.
88 Federal St, Portland, ME 04101
Self-service information about employment and employment classifications.
Scholarships for Maine Immigrants
Helps immigrants and local refugees gain the English and career skills needed to achieve their educational and professional goals
Seeds of Hope
35 South St., Biddeford ME
Drop-in Center Monday-Friday 9-1
Share Meals is dedicated to ensuring all college students are food secure. We want to empower them to strengthen their own communities through sharing food and we accomplish this through technology, activism, and advocacy.
Southern Maine Workers' Center
56 North St Suite 100, Portland, ME 04101
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
York County, ME
4-H youth development, family, gardening, agriculture, nutritional and food programs
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Support for people with disabilities in finding work, including employability assessment, application and resume assistance, interview prep, job search, etc.
York County Career Center
9 Bodwell Ct., Springvale ME
Appointments available 8 AM - 4 PM on Monday and Thursday, Wednesday 8 AM - 11 AM
Job fairs, employment skills, veteran’s services, employment and training resources
York County Community Action
York County, ME
Free financial education, including home buying, budgeting, and tax preparation.
York County Community College
112 College Drive, Wells
Certificate programs, associate’s degrees.