"A $15.5 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation (HAF) to The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges (FMCC) will enable Maine’s seven community colleges to vastly expand and strengthen short-term training and education for incumbent workers, those seeking to enter the workforce, and those seeking to earn a credential of value. The Maine Community College System (MCCS) will combine these funds with $35 million in funds through Governor Mills’ Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan enabling Maine’s community colleges to provide low- or no-cost workforce training to more than 24,000 frontline Maine workers over the next four years. The historic $60 million initiative will be housed in a new virtual “Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce,” said David Daigler, president of the MCCS. The new funding is supplemented by another $10 million in matching funds provided by the private sector, other grants, and existing workforce training funding." Learn more here.

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