Maine Career Exploration Program

Department of Economic and Community Development

Allocation: $25,000,000

Status: Active

Research shows that exposing young people to new experiences and possible careers contributes to improved lifetime earning potential and greater career satisfaction.

Maine’s Career Exploration Program aims to help students and families to connect to Maine’s economy by offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore career paths that are in line with individual areas of interests.  With funding from the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, this program will offer paid work experience for Maine’s youth ages 16-24. A portion of these funds will support career exploration work offered by Jobs for Maine Graduates at high schools and career and technical education programs, as well as adult education programs.