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Maine is particularly lucky to have so many education and training opportunities 'close to home'! Whether you live in southern Maine, in the mid-coast region or 'way down east' there are great schools near you.

In addition to a number of educational options that provide diplomas and degrees, training for people who are already in the workforce is also now available in both the southern and mid-coast regions.

We have worked hard to bring these training opportunities here to make lifelong learning more readily accessible. We encourage you to visit these facilities online and to contact them directly for specific information about programs, financial aid and scholarships. And be sure to ask for a tour!
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The Apprenticeshop of Atlantic Challenge is one of the oldest and finest traditional boat building schools in the country. We offer custom boat commissions and 2-year apprenticeships and shorter internships. The Apprenticeshop has been building and restoring quality wooden boats since 1972.
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By expanding the capacity to deliver training throughout coastal Maine, the MATC drives the advancement of the manufacturing industry, makes Maine an attractive place for companies looking to expand or relocate, and establishes Maine as the national leader in composites technology training.

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The Maine Apprenticeship Program assists in setting up structured yet flexible training programs designed to meet the specific needs of Maine employers through on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction.

Apprenticeship Programs can be sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups that can hire and train in a working situation.
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The Maine Community College System is Maine's comprehensive two-year college system offering over 300 career and transfer programs, continuing education and customized training for business and industry. The seven Community Colleges are located in Auburn, Bangor, Fairfield, Presque Isle, South Portland, Calais, and Wells. Off-campus centers are located in Augusta, Bath, Caribou, Dover-Foxcroft, East Millinocket, Ellsworth, Houlton, South Paris, and South Portland.
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Maine Maritime Academy is a career-oriented college that strives to continue to be the globally recognized leader in providing the highest quality maritime, engineering, engineering technology, marine science, and logistics education with facilities and laboratories that are at the leading edge of technological innovation.
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ProBoat E-Training is a non-traditional approach to training and education for the marine industry. By combining online technology with practical, real-world training, ProBoat E-Training delivers a vital educational opportunity to anyone who wants to improve his or her skill level as a boat designer, builders, repairer, surveyor, or marina/boatyard operator.
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The Boat School - Husson is America's oldest boat building school and Maine's most affordable and comprehensive marine trades training program. Graduates are qualified for the following positions: Boatbuilding (Wood & Composite), Marine Joiner, Mold Maker, Lofting Technician, Marina Technician, Composite Technician, Hull Surveyor Assistant, Systems Installer, Job Estimator, Boat Repairer, Shipwright, Service Manager, Yard Manager, Straddle Lift Operator, Cabinetry Technician, Fiberglass Boat Repair Technician, Marine Painter and Marine Mechanical System Technician.
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The Landing School's mission is to provide educational programs that effectively prepare students for careers in the marine industry. The Landing School offers 10-month-long full-time programs of education in boatbuilding, yacht design, marine systems and composites. The School serves the marine industry by providing skilled employees who design, build and repair boats with the highest standards of quality.
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The Marine Systems Training Center is an innovative and unique collaboration between industry leaders, training partners and civic and government leaders, all working in concert to establish a destination where workers in the marine, and related industries in Maine can come and receive further training. The Training Center aspires to be acknowledged for providing the highest quality training in marine systems in the State of Maine.
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The Wooden Boat School offers courses designed around the arts of boatbuilding, seamanship, and related crafts. Our emphasis is on "hands-on" education. Participants learn new skills, new ways of doing things, and can expect to have a great time in a truly inspiring environment. A friendly, first-class staff and faculty are eager to share their vast knowledge and experience. We strive to provide small-sized, intimate classes guaranteeing plenty of individual attention. It is a unique and wonderful opportunity for folks of all ages.
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