Workforce Development

The Maine Department of Labor helps improve opportunities for workers and businesses through workforce development. This page includes information and links on Maine workforce development policy and initiatives. For more information on Maine's workforce services for jobseekers or employers, visit your local CareerCenter.

Improving Access to Higher Education

Competitive Skills Scholarship: Provides workers with a grant to help them earn a degree or certificate in certain education or training programs.

Prior Learning Assessment: Allows students to obtain college credit for training and skills obtained outside the classroom.

On the Job Training / Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship: Allows workers to learn new skills through on-the-job training and related classroom instruction.

Pre-Apprenticeship: Includes two years of customized high school academics coupled with on-the-job training during the junior and senior years.

Maine Workforce Development Policy / Research

Policy Boards

Maine State Workforce Board (SWB): Oversees the implementation of workforce development programs in Maine.

Workforce Research


For more information contact Josh Howe at or call (207) 621-5165.