Workforce and Professional Development

Short-term training in response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has upended the economic landscape.

In response, Maine’s community colleges have shifted our short-term workforce training to provide more FREE remote job training programs that prepare people for jobs that are in high demand, right now.

As a system, we have identified several training programs to be conducted online, including those for jobs such as medical assistants, phlebotomists, coders, and even production technicians who could help make supplies like swabs and disinfectants.

MQC is coordinating its efforts with the Department of Labor and other workforce agencies for the recruitment and screening of participants in the new online programs.

Please see our updated training calendar.
WCCC’s expanded or new training programs can be found here.
If you have any questions, contact


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WCCC’s Division of Workforce and Professional Development Mission:

To work directly with businesses to meet their workforce training needs and to assist individuals to enter employment and advance in career pathways.  It builds upon strong partnerships with businesses and industry leaders, as well as workforce, economic, and community development organizations to determine occupational demand, identify core competencies, stimulate innovation, and promote technology immersion.  This work helps to build and evolve relevant and proactive institutional programming which leads to sustainable employment, upward mobility, family self-sufficiency, and a highly-skilled and ever evolving workforce.

To learn more, contact Nichole Sawyer, Dean of Workforce and Professional Development, at 207-454-1040.