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Maine Employers' Initiative

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The Maine Employers’ Initiative provides Maine's public and private employers with technical assistance, training and statewide recognition for taking steps to promote educational and career advancement opportunities for their employees.

In September, MDF and our partners launched the Next Step Maine campaign to encourage working adults and other non-traditional students to reach for their educational and career goals. Click on the Next Step Maine logo above to visit the new site which compiles resources and information for over 340 programs from 12 Maine institutions that may work best for adult students; including flexible schedules and online learning, etc.


Maine Employers' Initiative thanks our major funders for their support:

University of Maine System logo FAME logo The Betterment Fund
Maine Community Foundation Unum logo


Upcoming Events

Next Step Maine Scholarship Application Period Open

March 1st, 2014
The Maine Development Foundation and our partner, the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), are pleased to announce a new scholarship program for adult and non-traditional aged students, the Next Step Scholarship Fund. Read more...

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April 5th, 2013
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"The Maine Community Foundation and MDF are partners in efforts to increase the educational attainment levels of Maine people. There are few organizations with the reputation, talent, skills, knowledge and networks enjoyed by MDF.” - Meredith Jones, President & CEO, Maine Community Foundation


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