Maine is a leader in developing programs and training initiatives that meet business demands for a highly skilled, technical workforce. The City of Augusta economic development staff will connect your business to the program that meets your needs.
- State-financed customized training for new and existing employees
- Career internships for high school and technical college students
- Customized academics and on-the-job training
Post Secondary Education
Augusta employers and their work force get connected to diversified educational opportunities through prestigious universities and innovative technical schools.
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330-9410
Charles Lyons, Interim President
Full time enrollment: 1,580
Part time enrollment: 4,032
The University of Maine at Augusta, one of seven institutions governed by the Trustees of the University of Maine System, provides access to educational programs and workforce training in selected baccalaureate and associate degree programs offered individually and cooperatively with other public and private institutions of higher learning.
Kennebec Valley Technical College
92 Western Ave.
Fairfield, ME 04937
Barbara Woodlee, President
Full time enrollment: 348
Part time enrollment: 732
Kennebec Valley Technical College (KVTC), located in Fairfield (25 minutes north of Augusta) is one of seven technical colleges that operate under the authority of the Maine Technical College System. The college offers associate degrees, certificate and diploma programs. In addition, the college offers numerous programs customized and/or developed with industry.
180 West River Rd.
Waterville, ME 04901-5097
Dr. George Spann, President
Founded in 1894, Thomas College is a small, private, accredited college located on a 70 acre campus in Waterville, Maine. Thomas College awards bachelor’s, master’s, and/or associate degrees in business, technology, and education areas.
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
William D. Adams, President
Full time enrollment: 1,764
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of the nation’s oldest and best independent colleges of liberal arts. Fifty-one majors are offered by 25 departments and 11 programs. The top five majors are biology (15 percent), English (12 percent), government (11 percent), economics (10 percent), and international studies (10 percent).
High School Technical Education
Capital Area Technical Center
Augusta, ME 04330
Pam Kenoyer, Director
00-01 enrollment: 219
The Capital Area Technical Center is dedicated to providing quality technical education and to encouraging students in the pursuit of further education and training beyond high school. CATC offers Co-op, Pre-Apprenticeship and Maine Career Advantage as well as short term job shadows and experiences. CATC encourages partnership with business and industry to enhance education and training opportunities for students.