You’ve got questions-we’ve got answers!

Not sure where to start or what education or training pathway makes sense for your goals? We have MaineSpark Navigators who can help with questions like:

  • How do I pay for college or training?
  • Should I fill out a FAFSA?  What if I have past student debt?
  • What kind of training do I need to help me get that promotion?
  • I’m not even sure what I want to do, or how to get there.  Who can help me make a plan?
  • I want to go back to school, but there’s so much LIFE stuff!  How do I juggle kids, working, and homework?


There are people ready and willing to help you find answers to your questions throughout Maine. Go ahead, make the connection!
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Finance Authority of Maine


FAME works to create quality jobs for Maine people and to ensure that individuals are financially able to obtain the education and skills needed for these jobs. FAME works to help make higher education more accessible and affordable by providing information and resources to Maine students and families, including adult and returning students as well as military families.

  • Financial Aid Information
  • College Access Counseling
  • Money Management & Saving for Education
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Goodwill Northern New England - Workforce Solutions

Maine, New Hampshire and Northern Vermont.

Help identify work interests, develop goals and find the job of your choice.

  • Resume development
  • Job shadow/trial arrangement
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Maine Adult Education Centers

State of Maine

Focuses on supporting the education and career needs of Maine adults.

  • Job and Skills Training
  • Maine College Transitions
  • HiSET and High School Completion
  • Academic courses
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Maine CareerCenters


Maine CareerCenters provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Whether you are looking for your first job, your next job, a better job, or a whole new career, the CareerCenter can help.
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Support assistance with child care, transportation & tuition
  • Referals to resources for housing, starting your own business, & healthcare insurance.
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Maine Educational Opportunity Center

State of Maine

MEOC is a federally funded program that works with adults to assist them in going on to college.

  • Student Support Services
  • College Planning Workshops
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Veterans Upward Bound
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New Ventures Maine

State of Maine

Help people find good jobs, start or return to college, launch small businesses, manage their money and build their assets.

  • Tuition-free classes
  • Individual coaching
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Notheastern Workforce Development Board

Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties

A local organization dedicated to bringing together employers and employees to promote a healthy economy in the region.

  • Access to Training
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Career Pathway Coaching
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More questions?  Check out these other resource providers.

CA$H Maine

CA$H Maine is a statewide collaboration of ten coalitions working together to help empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability. They offer free tax preparation to qualified filers during tax season and educate hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community that can increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings. Find out about the Rainy Day Savings Account Program, Classes, Trainings, & Workshops.

Childcare Choices

Choosing child care will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Maine has resources to help!  Search for childcare in your area, learn about selecting the right childcare for you, Quality for ME rating standards, and Maine’s Childcare Subsidy Program.

Community Concepts

Offers a variety of housing, economic development and social services for the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties of Maine


Eastern Maine Development Corporation

EMDC can help you get the training and education you need to find meaningful employment. We work with businesses and education partners to provide workforce training that prepares people with the skills needed in today’s changing job market. Serving Ellsworth, Machias, Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, & East Millinocket.


HospitalityMaine Apprenticeship Program

Hospitality, the number two industry in Maine, needs a reliable talent supply chain and next generation leaders. This home-grown approach, the HospitalityMaine Apprenticeship program, is a new path to strengthen and professionalize the hotel and restaurant workforce in Maine.  Enrolled apprentices EARN while you LEARN, being taught and coached by experienced professionals at hospitality businesses committed to your success.


Maine 2-1-1

A free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services.

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Find Financial Aid

Not sure how to pay for your education? Click here to learn more about the resources available in Maine.

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Hear Success Stories

Read about Mainers who have returned to school, learned a new skillset, and/or switched careers.

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