As a Job Seeker

The New Mainers Resource Center supports foreign-trained professionals to restart their careers in the U.S. If you’re interested in learning more about our programming and meeting with us, please send us an email through Get in Touch or call Portland Adult Education at 207-874-8155.

As an Employer

We work with employers to determine their needs for skilled and culturally diverse workers, and thus connect them with qualified and motivated candidates. Portland Adult Education has close to 1,000 students who walk through our doors each day. Hence, through us, employers can reach a wide range of candidates.

Greater Portland-area businesses will receive:

  • Free and personalized access to a trained, vetted and qualified pool of candidates
  • Free advertising and promotion for job fairs, listings and recruitment
  • Employer-driven training
  • Retention support
  • Enriched cultural workplace environment

Employers Play an Important Role with NMRC

Employers play an important role in NMRC and PAE programming. Employer input about their workforce needs, potential job openings, what they’re looking for in job applicants is critical for how we prepare our students. Employers are also an integral part of our programing, doing mock and informational interviews, providing job shadowing and internship opportunities, mentoring, helping facilitate professional groups and workshops. This involvement helps us make sure our program participants are qualified candidates and prepared for the jobs for which they apply. Additionally, PAE, through its workforce training program, has the ability to work hand in hand with employers to design a training program that meets that employer’s specific workforce needs.

Please Contact Us

If you are looking to hire skilled, culturally diverse and motivated workers please fill out and submit our online Employer Form to share with us information about your company and your current hiring needs. We will be happy to be in touch as soon as possible in order to help you find the best candidate match for your company. You can also contact our program at any time to discuss your company’s needs for training, hiring or if you want to get involved in our program.

As a Volunteer

Portland Adult Education (PAE) and the New Mainers Resource Center have a great need for volunteers.

**** COVID Health and Safety Precautions

With PAE’s COVID procedures, other than volunteers who assist in an in person class, other volunteer opportunities will be remote. Any volunteer coming into the PAE building must show proof of vaccination. Masks are required at all times while in the building.

NMRC Volunteers

The New Mainers Resource Center uses volunteers in a variety of ways connected to a student’s profession and their individual strategies and plans for pursuing their careers. Volunteer activities can range from assisting an individual student with their job search to working with NMRC staff to design programming or raise funds. Volunteers facilitate professional groups, mentor students, offer classes and workshops, do mock and informational interviews, speak to classes, assist with employer networking, review technical terminology and materials related to the students’ professions, mentor professional students re-entering the medical, engineering, educational, legal, and other fields, assist with program development and also serve as advisors to NMRC staff.

PAE Volunteers

Portland Adult Education can use volunteers to assist in classrooms, and work with students to improve their English.

There are also opportunities to work with PAE students to reinforce conversation, reading and writing done in class. Some volunteers help students prepare for their citizenship test. Math tutors are also needed for individual instruction.

Tutoring sessions take place at the Portland Adult Education building on 14 Locust St. and usually occur once a week for an hour. Classroom volunteering is once a week for 2 hours.

**** See COVID Precautions listed above.

Find the PAE Volunteer Application Form here.

For more information, kindly get in touch with us.

“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