JMG - Student Centered - Results DrivenUMA hosts a Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) College Success Specialist who connects one-on-one with students who are part of the JMG program providing them with the extra support they need to stay in school and work towards a UMA degree.

Created in 1993 by Maine State Legislation, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) helps Maine high school seniors, who face barriers to education, reconnect to school and successfully graduate and transition into the workforce.  Last year, through Legislative Bill LD 215, JMG broadened the program to improve retention at the college level.

UMA currently has several JMG students who range from Augusta based to Bangor, as well as various locations throughout the state taking classes at UMA Centers and online, have either participated in the program since high school, have been in Foster Care, or have attained their high school equivalency diploma through an alternative program within the last five years.

If you are currently a JMG student, would like to participate in this program, or would like more information about JMG contact UMA’s JMG College Success Specialist Nicole Lazure at (207) 621-3054 or