Workforce Training and Professional Development
SMCC has always been dedicated to serving
Southern Maine in training and economic development. Each year,
SMCC's Workforce and Community Development Division delivers
workplace training to Maine businesses. Our philosophy is to
offer technical training and professional training to ensure that your workforce has the
knowledge and skills necessary to compete and thrive in today's competitive marketplace.
We offer a range of seminars, workshops,
apprenticeships and customized training programs, on campus or
at your work site, day, evening or weekend. (Insert anchor for
"Special Upcoming Training Events!") As global competition
accelerates, a well-trained and educated workforce is essential
to a company's success. We pride ourselves on being responsive,
flexible and creative in assisting company's in reaching their
training and development long and short-term goals.
We affiliate with the best faculty, trainers
and consultants to help businesses meet their workforce development
needs. We have also established partnerships with the following
training vendors to bring the training to your local company.
- Achieve Global - Team Building, leadership
Skills, Performance Management
- American Management Association
(AMA) - Management, Customer Service
- Element K - Learn It Online
- Fish Philosophy!
- Whale Done
- Pathways to Higher Education
Training Programs Include:
- Leadership and Supervisory Skills
- Myers-Briggs Type indicator
- Quality Improvement
- Process Improvement
- Workplace Literacy
- Customer Service
- Technical Programs
- CNC / Machinery
- PLC (Programming Logic Control)
- And many more
The Workforce Development division at SMCC
will assist businesses in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties
securing funding support for their workplace training needs.
We work very closely with two funding sources to help your business
maintain a competitive edge in today's changing and dynamic market:
The Maine Quality Centers and the Governor's Training Initiative.
Coordinated by Maine's Technical Colleges,
the Quality Centers program offers customized education and training
for new or expanding businesses -- at no cost to the business
or the trainees.
By matching Maine people with Maine jobs,
the Quality Centers Program provides a valuable service not only
to employers -- by reducing their costs of expansion -- but also
to unemployed and underemployed Maine people -- by offering them
free, specialized training which may lead to quality, full-time
jobs with growing Maine companies.
Maine Quality Center's education and training programs are coordinated
and delivered regionally by Maine's seven Technical Colleges.
Governor's Training Initiative
This is a partnership between the Maine
Department of Labor and Department of Economic and Community Development
to assist employers in training incumbent workers. The Workforce
Development Division at SMCC works closely with these two entities
to assist in providing customized training as well as partnering
with national training vendors to delivery quality training locally.
For an application and to learn how your
company and employees can benefit from these unique programs,
please contact Jim Whitten, Assistant Dean for Workforce Development
at jwhitten@smccME.edu or (207) 741-5550.