AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) is partnering with area employers and service providers to recruit candidates interested in completing their MIG Intensive 80-hour. May 20 – July 11, 2024. Register Today. Information and registration for the free program are available at

Learn a new trade. This high-demand field includes jobs in Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Construction industries, as well as jobs in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. The course covers a variety of welding techniques – MIG and TIG welding, industry-standard weld joints, print reading, basic metallurgy, sheet metal forming, tube welding, and grinding and polishing.

Students enrolled in the course will use the brand-new state-of-the-art welding equipment on campus and earn a Welding Technician Digital Badge and certificate. Area employers need qualified candidates. Starting full-time wages trend at $48,800 per year.

This training is just one of the many free courses offered by Workforce and Professional Development including Introduction to Phlebotomy, Heat Pump Installer, Computer Support Specialist – 2 Course Bundle, CETP Gas Training, Refrigerant EPA 608, Fiber Optics Technician, and High-Pressure Boiler.

These programs are funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program (MJRP). The course materials and exam fees are also covered. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma, GED, or HiSet, and be a U.S. citizen and/or authorized to work in the U.S. A criminal background check may be required. Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MJRP program offered at any of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System.

For more information or to register, please contact Central Maine Community College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Development at or 207-755-5280.

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