The talent you need is here. People are the key to any organization’s success. With global competition increasing, well trained, qualified employees are all the more important to stay competitive. The Portland area is rich in resources to assure you’ll have the talent you need.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a regional university that provides students with high-quality, accessible, and affordable education.

USM offers real-world learning experiences that prepare you for life after graduation. These experiences, in the form of internships, service-learning courses, practical and community service projects, are all essential parts of the USM experience.

There are also a wide spectrum of in-depth, comprehensive professional training programs, including 10 certificate programs, 100 annual workshops, and test preparation courses.

The University of New England (UNE) is a leader in health sciences education, with more than 40  undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs and Maine’s only medical school.

This built on a pioneering interprofessional approach that also includes pharmacy, nursing and an array of allied health professions. In fact, we educate more than 800 healthcare professionals each year. UNE’s more than 70 programs also include business, education, the social sciences and the humanities. With UNE, 91% of 2015 graduates were employed or accepted into professional programs within 6 months of graduation.

Other institutes offer further support to students and professionals alike:

SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers a wide range of programs designed to provide Greater Portland businesses with the qualified employees they require to compete globally. SMCC also offers on-site classes.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794.

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE combines classic liberal arts, career focus, and rich personal attention to create well-rounded graduates.

YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers an affordable, supportive learning environment that prepares its students with the tools necessary to achieve success.

MAINE COLLEGE OF ART offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, a Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education as well as Continuing Studies for adults and youths.

KAPLAN SOUTH PORTLAND is an outcomes-focused institution that offers relevant programs in many of the nation’s fastest-growing fields

THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW is the state’s public and only law school, serving as a force for the common good while preparing graduates for careers as leaders inside and outside the traditional legal profession.

Adult and Continuing Education