Two New Workforce Development Resources: Caring for ME Website & HealthCare Training for ME

The Maine Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Economic and Community Development are partnering to launch a series of public service campaigns to promote the value and importance of the health care profession with the goal of recruiting more people, especially young adults, into the field. This initiative includes a new website called Caring for ME. This website includes job postings, information about career pathways, training opportunities, and real stories from direct caregivers.
The goal of this effort is to market health care as a meaningful, rewarding career that provides opportunities for advancement and to increase the workforce. Maine Health Care Association participated in stakeholder meetings to provide feedback during the development process. Job postings are automatically pulled from the Maine JobLink website.
The training resources section of Caring for ME links to the newly launched Healthcare Training for ME website. Employers seeking to upskill their current healthcare workers may be eligible for training funding. MaineCare providers with less than 100 staff across their system/ organization are welcome to apply now for training funding support. All other healthcare providers are eligible to apply starting on May 2nd. You can learn more here. Priority job trainings include positions like CNA, CNA-M, CNA to LPN, CRMA, PSS, DSP, etc.  
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