Training for Job-Seekers and Businesses

SMCC offers workforce training to those who are looking for employment through grant-funded programs (no cost to trainees) as well as to businesses who are looking to further their employees’ skills. Whatever you are looking for, you can be sure our talented team can help you get the skills you need.

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For Those Seeking Employment


August 26 – September 16
In partnership with General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works

Get training in blueprint reading, technical math, hand & power tool operation and safety, operation of air tools, oxy cutting, tack welding, basic layout, lifting & material handling, drilling, fastening and more. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will conduct job interviews with qualified applicants upon successful completion of the program. To learn more, download our Manufacturing Technician Training flyer or contact us today.

Future Offerings

Check back soon for details about our ESOL to IT Training and CNA Training programs that will be offered soon.

For Businesses Seeking Training

Develop your employees’ workforce skills with our affordable and customizable training in fields like management, supervisory skills & leadership, communications, customer service, project management, team building, health care, licensing & certifications and more. To view a full list of our programs and courses, download our Workforce Training Programs Handout.

For more information about our popular Management, Supervisory Skills and Leadership courses, please visit our Leadership Development webpage.

On-Site Classes

Did you know we can bring credit classes to your business? With a minimum of 10 employees, an on-site credit class can be delivered at your facility, either during or after business hours. With today’s fast pace and long work hours, scheduling time to drive to a college campus often proves to be a barrier to educational opportunities for working adults. Work with our Training Coordinators in collaboration with SMCC’s academic programs to bring SMCC directly to your employees.

Recent companies that have benefited from on-site credit classes include:

  • Barber Foods
  • Bath Iron Works
  • Brunswick Naval Air Station
  • Disability RMS
  • Goodwill Workforce Solutions
  • HP Hood
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Plum Choice
  • WEX

Needs Assessment

Our Training Coordinators can help you meet the training needs of your current and future workforce through our customized training programs. Through a needs assessment, we can design, deliver and customize interactive training programs to meet your workforce needs and help your company stay competitive. As global competition accelerates, a well-trained and educated workforce is essential to your company’s success. Contact us to learn more!

What Sets Us Apart

  • Customized training at competitive prices
  • State-of-the-art classroom and conference facilities, labs and equipment
  • Grants to help cover the costs of training
  • Classes delivered at your work site, on campus or at other convenient locations
  • Flexible scheduling — days, evenings and weekends
  • Training that leads to college credit and degree attainment, if desired
  • Partnerships with national training vendors

Funding Assistance Through Maine Quality Centers

Maine Quality Centers (MQC) provides grants to help cover the costs of customized training for businesses and/or their employees. To learn more, visit the Maine Community College System Maine Quality Centers webpage.