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MECA's focus: Teaching artists how to be 'creative entrepreneurs'

Laurie Schreiber |

Laura Freid, the 18th president of Maine College of Art, said the college is putting greater focus on teaching skills that will help art students translate their creative aspirations into a business...

UMaine named among 300 best colleges in latest Fiske Guide

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The University of Maine received a positive review in the newly published Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019, ranking among the more than 300 “best and most interesting” colleges in the United...

Former L.L.Bean senior VP picked to lead Maine Center Ventures

James McCarthy |

A seasoned business leader with a strong entrepreneurial background has been selected to be the first ongoing CEO of Maine Center Ventures, a new tax-exempt entity developed as part of Maine Center...

Maine Girls' Academy alums target $1M in crowdfunding campaign

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Determined to keep the Maine Girls' Academy from closing or at least to buy more time, alumnae of the Portland private school are seeking to raise $1 million through a crowdfunding campaign.

Sunday River Resort, state launch culinary training partnership

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Sunday River Resort and the Maine Department of Labor are teaming up to establish a culinary apprenticeship program, which will be made official at a sponsor ceremony to be held at the resort on...

USM receives $100M gift — largest in its history — from Osher family

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The University of Southern Maine announced Friday that it received a private map collection from Dr. Harold Osher with a monetary value of $100 million as well as a new endowment to provide ongoing...

Expanded energy training center signals growing demand for skilled technicians

Laurie Schreiber |

Demand for HVAC technicians is on the rise. That's led to the state-of-art expansion of the Maine Energy Marketers Association's Technical Education Center, training students in heating, ventilation,...

Building contractors launch innovative program to boost their workforce

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The Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council is launching a new workforce training program with an eye towards engaging Greater Portland's diverse population to think about pursuing a...

Dead River donates trucks for driver training center at EMCC

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Maine has a shortage of commercial truck drivers, so Dead River Co. donated five trucks to a new training center at Eastern Maine Community College.

Legal settlement helping Maine address its shortage of plumbers

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Four Maine high schools that were selected by the Attorney General’s Office to start plumbing training programs with funds received from a consumer protection settlement are...