Workforce Development

The Maine Department of Labor helps improve opportunities for workers and businesses through workforce development. This page includes information and links on Maine workforce development policy and initiatives. For more information on Maine's workforce services for jobseekers or employers, visit your local CareerCenter.

  • Competitive Skills Scholarship: Provides workers with a grant to help them earn a degree or certificate in certain education or training programs.
  • Prior Learning Assessment: Allows students to obtain college credit for training and skills obtained outside the classroom.

  • Registered Apprenticeship: Allows workers to learn new skills through on-the-job training and related classroom instruction.
  • Pre-Apprenticeship: Includes two years of customized high school academics coupled with on-the-job training during the junior and senior years.