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) 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.

Find the PAE Volunteer Application Form here.

For more information, kindly get in touch with us.


Financial Donations

The demand for the services provided by the New Mainers Resource Center far exceeds available resources to provide those services. NMRC programs are supported by a range of funding sources including: foundation grants, support from businesses, contracts, in-kind volunteer services, gifts from individuals and state and local funds. While we are very appreciative for this generous support, for the most part it is only short-term. This means that each year we are actively seeking funding to support our work.

To learn about how you can support us financially and/or make an online donation, please visit the PAE website and the Friends of Portland Adult Education (FPAE) website.

Donations for the New Mainers Resource Center can also be mailed to:

Portland Adult Education
14 Locust Street
Portland, ME 04101
Attn: Miyabi “Abbie” Yamamoto, Executive Director

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