New Ventures Maine

New Ventures Maine (formerly called Women, Work, and Community)  is a community partner of MEOC that focuses on helping Maine people achieve economic security for themselves and their families.

October 11, they are offering their career planning class online for Maine adults. Oh, did we mention that it’s free?

Sound interesting? Check out the flier here, or go to their website for more information.

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.