Welcome to the Maine Educational Opportunity Center Website!

Welcome to the Maine Educational Opportunity Center Website. We are a federally funded program that works with adults to assist them in going on to college. This website was built to provide some basic information about the services we provide, and how to access them.

For those interested in attending one of our workshops, please check out the two workshop related pages, Workshops and Workshop Schedule. These contain both descriptions of our workshops and the next workshops in your area.

New Feature: If you would like to register yourself for a MEOC workshop, go to the workshop schedules sectionand click on the workshop you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-281-3703.

For others who might be curious about the site, please feel free to check out any of the other pages, and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

What does a college student look like?

When most people think of a college student they likely imagine an 18- to 22-year-old coed bounding through the quad on the way to her dorm from a lecture hall. But these days, the typical college student actually looks more like Erin Jones.

Jones, 37, is a veteran and single mom who drives to her classes multiple days a week. After spending time in the military and the workforce, Jones decided to go back to school last year to study nursing as a way to ensure she’d one day earn a paycheck large enough to comfortably support herself and her two children.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-what-todays-college-students-really-look-like-2017-08-16

SMCC Offers New Construction Program

Do you know someone who is interested in a career in construction? If so, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) has announced a new program called “Construction Institute” which offers training, certificates and a two-year degree option. Sponsored by Maine Quality Centers, this program currently has funding for 16 free spots. Click here  to learn more, and please share with anyone who may be interested.