Next Step Maine is a program of the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) working in collaboration with business, community members, and educational partners across Maine to enhance the educational attainment of Maine’s workforce.
This site is a program component of our Next Step Maine Employers’ Initiative.
Resources for Maine’s Employers
The primary focus of this statewide initiative is Maine’s employers and their key role in encouraging and supporting employees to complete their degree and/or continue their learning through training, professional development, certifications, or degree attainment.
Next Step Maine Employers’ Initiative provides Maine’s public and private employers with technical assistance, resources, and training opportunities for providing educational support services to employees, as well as statewide recognition for taking steps to promote educational advancement in the workplace.
Participating employers have access to tuition discounts, scholarships, and other educational benefits for their employees. They are also given additional support resources related to adult learners, education in the workplace, the value of enhanced educational attainment, workforce planning, and other tools to support their commitment to their employee’s learning. Learn more about joining this statewide initiative and become a Next Step Employer today.
Do you work for a Next Step Maine Employer? View our current list of Next Step Maine Employers – if your organization is on this list, then you are eligible to receive educational benefits. If you are not yet on this list, consider becoming a Next Step Maine Employer today.
Become a Next Step Employer Today and Join Other Committed Maine Employers Leading the Way to Increase the Skill & Knowledge Levels of Maine Workers.
Consider how you are currently supporting your employees to pursue education and career goals, and take just one more step to enhance those efforts. You’ll join a growing network of employers around the state who are working together to improve Maine’s current and future workforce. Learn more.
We are continuing to expand our Prior Learning Assessment, professional development, & customized training resources.