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New Ventures Maine

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Formerly Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community

New Ventures Maine has locations statewide, including centers on the UMA Augusta and Bangor Campuses

We offer training programs to help you:

  • Plan Your Career: Through small group workshops and individual advising, we can help you make the most of your education and identify a career path that will support you and your family.
  • Start a Business:
    Our small business training can help you develop practical tools for starting and growing your small business.
  • Manage Your Money and Build Your Assets:
    In our workshops on money management, you can learn to create a budget, use credit wisely, explore options to pay for education, and start a savings plan.

Our services are free and open to all – students and community members.

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See our current workshop schedules and locate our statewide centers.


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For more information please contact:

New Ventures Maine

Jean Dempster
Handley Hall Augusta

Jane Searles
UMA Bangor
Bangor Hall

Helping Maine people succeed in their workplace, business, and community.

University of Maine at Augusta