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St. John Valley Career Pathways

The St. John Valley Career Pathways Initiative is a workforce development partnership between MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education Program, The University of Maine at Fort Kent, and the Aroostook and Washington County Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB). Founded in May 2010, the project represents local adult education programs; institutions of higher education; businesses and employers; and both local and regional community-based employment and workforce development service providers.

The fundamental objective for this initiative is to strengthen and unite a number of assets and resources and bring them into the St. John Valley whilst simultaneously focusing locally on the training and re-training needs of residents and the workforce development needs of employers.

The task force consists of partners committed to helping and working hard to develop programs essential to the region, identifying sources and opportunities for blended funding and activity, and bringing about other fundamental partnerships.

Like Maine Career Pathways, the SJV Initiative is based upon the pro-active planning between the local Adult Education programs, institutions of higher education, local, regional, and state political leaders, employers and community-based service providers who design and provide practical programming with the shared aim of addressing the need for a skilled workforce.

Support services include, but are not limited to:

  • Student success courses
  • Student cohorts or learning communities
  • Career and personal counseling
  • Assistance with childcare and transportation
  • Tuition assistance
  • Tutoring and mentoring

For more information, please visit the MSAD#27 Adult and Community Education website.

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Community Education • Madawaska House, University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743
Scott Voisine, Dean of Community Education • voisine@maine.edu(207) 834-8644 | Jennifer Parizo, Community Education Specialist • jennifer.l.shapiro@maine.edu(207) 834-7583