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WorkReady: Building a Skills Foundation for Maine

Merely having an up-to-date resume and being able to craft a cover letter are no longer enough to conduct a successful job search. Workers that have been in the same industry for decades and suddenly find themselves out of work … Continue reading

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Success from scratch

I’m now in my fourth year of working for a small nonprofit, focused on workforce development issues. Until I was hired by the Central/Western Maine Workforce Investment Board, I knew little about the complexity of Maine’s workforce development system, and the strategic intersection it has to have with economic development, for Maine to have any kind of future in the 21st century. Continue reading

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Building a network to the future

Education is a key component in any region’s economic future. The skills necessary for success in the workplace require greater sophistication than ever before. While there was a time, not too long ago, when a post-secondary education wasn’t essential that … Continue reading

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