US Army Veteran and MEOC Alum Myles Oullette

Maine Educational Opportunity Center Celebrates – UMaine 2022 Veterans Week Nov. 7–11, 2022

In recognition of UMaine Veterans Week MEOC would like to celebrate US Army Veteran – Myles Ouellette!

Myles enlisted in the US Army when he was 19 years old. He served proudly and came home injured. While recovering Myles found himself addicted to opiates which led to his incarceration. It was in prison that Myles learned about the Maine Educational Opportunity Center. His MEOC Advisor helped him identify and overcome barriers to his return to higher education.

Myles earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Maine Augusta and went on to complete his master’s in business administration with a concentration in health care management from Husson University.

Myles currently works in Van Buren as a Clinical Case Manager and formerly as Business Development Manager for Groups Recover Together, an opioid treatment network.

As an alumnus of the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), Myles was selected by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) to represent all EOC students as part of their 50thanniversary of Educational Opportunity Centers in the United States. COE sent a film crew to Maine to capture his story. (Myles is the second story in the video posted below.)

Maine Jobs Council Barrier Survey

The State Workforce Board’s (SWB) Worker Employment, Education, and Training committee is working to align workforce training and education programs in Maine to ensure workers have the resources needed to increase their skills and education and to access employment.

MEOC is working with the SWB Worker Employment, Education, and Training committee to help simplify the process for accessing workforce trainings, education, and other resources to ensure Maine workers receive quality service. To help us with this, we are asking you to complete a short survey about the application process for education, training, and job placement programs available in Maine.

We would appreciate it if you could spend a few minutes completing this survey. Your feedback is important and will help us improve the process to access these programs for Maine residents.

To complete the survey, follow this link: