Career Advancement for New Mainers

and Assistance for Job Seekers

The New Mainers Resource Center helps support immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and foreign-trained professionals with career advancement in the US.

Job Opportunities for New Mainers

Career Advancement for Job Seekers

What are the first steps?

Student getting assistance with career pathsOur offerings are designed to help job seekers, of all qualifications and professions, successfully integrate and thrive in the US workforce.

Portland Adult Education’s workforce training programs are developed in partnership with employers, making sure that students who complete the programs have the skills employers want and are ready to be hired. View the Fall 2022/2023 Workforce Overview here.

Area employers are actively involved in our programs, visiting classrooms or holding information sessions about their companies, meeting one on one with students, providing mock interviews, as well as hiring graduates.

Skilled Professionals are supported as they restart their careers in the U.S. To learn more about these career advising services and other programming and to set up a time to meet with us, please Get in Touch.

Credential Evaluations & Professional Licensing

Are you licensed, certified, or have professional training in your home country? Your existing credentials, or a portion of them, may be eligible to transfer to the US. Learn more about credential evaluations and professional licensing before you explore other options below.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Are you looking to improve skills you learned in your home country? Explore new skills and opportunities? Or are you ready to search for an open position or start your own business?

Select a stage to advance your career:

Education and Training at NMRC

Education & Training

Do you need to learn English, complete your education with a High School Diploma, prepare for college, learn a new skill, or improve skills you already have, to align with the US job market? If you need help paying for your education, you can find Scholarship & Loan information here, as well.

Employment Services at NMRC

Employment Services

Do you already have the experience and training you need to enter the US workforce? Find current job openings plus resources for résumé building and job interview preparation. Or, if you have a license in a profession, like teacher, engineer, or doctor, NMRC can provide you assistance with meeting the requirements you need for that profession in the US or Maine.

Starting your own business

Start Your Own Business

If you’re ready to take the step to be self employed or to launch your own business, click here to find resources to help guide you on your journey.

Sign Up for Advisement Services

Are you ready to take advantage of the services and support that NMRC offers? Sign up to work with an advisor to get your credentials to work in the US!

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“There is no question that the foreign-born population is key to being able to grow Maine’s economy.”

Dana F. Conners,
President of the Maine Chamber of Commerce