Our offerings are designed to help job seekers, of all qualifications and professions, successfully integrate and thrive in the US workforce. 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. PAE’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.
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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 Get in Touch.
JOB READINESS AND SECTOR FOCUSED ADVISING AND CLASSES
- English classes related to specific professions and sectors
- US workplace culture class
- Computer literacy training
- Development of a job search portfolio
- Application and resume writing assistance
- Job skills and interview preparation
- Assistance with credential evaluations and professional licensing
- Test prep for licensing or school
- Sector focused programs such as Education Academy, Teller Training, CDL Test Prep, Health Profession
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Click here for the current Portland Adult Education Course Catalog.
Skilled Professionals Program
This program, for job seekers with previous experience and college courses or a university degree, includes:
- Career guidance and intensive case management
- Assistance with credential review and licensing requirements
- Assistance with job search activities
- Facilitation of professional networking opportunities with other professionals, including employers
See what people are saying about NMRC.
I am very happy and thankful for what I learned from the Job Class. I'd like to share my story with you regarding what I learned from Job class. I am a very happy guy today. I am Warehouse Associate 1 and Forklift Operator. I use all the professional skills that I learned, I can manage my pay, understand my Pay Stubs and more. Portland Adult Education is a place where I found every help regarding job search, connecting me with Allagash Brewing Company and the interview was successful because of what the teacher taught me during my interview. I would like to say Job class is the manpower booster for all those who take it seriously.
Intern at Allagash Brewing Company
We are very excited to share with you that Langaba has accepted a full-time, year-round position as a Warehouse Operations Associate! Langaba has done an excellent job learning the core functions of the role and has met the goal that his supervisor set for him at the beginning of the internship (to be able to ship a tractor trailer truck). Langaba's first day working his new schedule will begin tomorrow. In addition, he has earned a merit increase and now has access to all the benefits that Allagash offers….Thank you so much for your support through this process. This feels like a big win!
PAE/NMRC has been a good referral source for SMI , and we have worked cooperatively to support students with scholarships for many years. What SMI values in NMRC’s work: NMRC facilitates whatever service the individual needs. They can be an advocate with a school or an employer or can strategize with the individual on how to overcome whatever the barriers might be. Each person who comes to them is provided with a pathway that will address their barriers. For all of these reasons, since 2019, SMI has been proud to have a more formal funding partnership with NMRC.
2021 Fall/Winter Newsletter
Job Class had numerous students who were busy with other responsibilities including families, work, appointments and more but they showed a commitment and pushed till the end. Leticia is an excellent example. She became a citizen and 2 weeks later voted in the 2020 election. She has had experience working as a hotel housekeeper but after completing Job Class A and despite her limited education in her home country of Mexico she is currently employed at Abbott assembling kits. She happily reports that because of this new job, it is no longer imperative for her to work a second job to support her family.
Job Class A Report
Student Success Story