TechHire Maine Grant Underway! Training to Join Maine’s Information Technology Workforce!

In July 2016, Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. (CCWI) was awarded $4,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to highlight Maine’s Information Technology (IT) industry and create a pipeline of skilled workers. TechHire Maine a five-year grant, recruits, assesses, trains and places individuals in occupations in Maine’s IT industry.

The State Office of Adult Education, through five local Adult Education providers covering five counties, will assist in the development of, recruitment for, and delivery of face to face CompTIA A+ Academies to serve the specific needs of TechHire eligible, out of school youth between the ages of 17-29 with an interest and aptitude for work in the IT sector. These CompTIA A+ Academies will provide foundational digital skills for those who need them and will include the IC3 Digital Literacy and CompTIA A+ training and certification exams, as well as contextualized work readiness for the IT pathway.

Successful graduates will receive two industry recognized credentials; IC3 and CompTIA A+.  CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. This free training is an excellent opportunity for Maine residents between 17-29, including the approximately 30% of graduating seniors with no post-secondary plan.  For more information about trainings beginning soon, email or visit the TechHire Maine Facebook page

This $4 million workforce development project is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to and managed by Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc., the Local Workforce Development Board for Maine’s six coastal counties. This is an equal opportunity employer / program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.