Education/Employment Support

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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)

Educate Maine

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

Job Corps

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.

Kids Peace

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.

Learning Works

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

Portland, ME


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.

Maine Works

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

Call: 207-284-0595

Text: 207-518-7054


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

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

Augusta, ME


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.