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Dem Govs Get It Done: Enrollment Up 12% Thanks To Gov. Janet Mills’ Free Community College Program

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The Maine Community College System reported today that enrollment is up 12% this fall after Gov. Janet Mills spearheaded a program to address the workforce shortage by funding community college tuition for pandemic-impacted students.

“This is great news because Maine needs people with skills and education that our community colleges deliver,” said David Daigler, president of the Maine Community College System (MCCS). “Free College has really opened the door for so many people who may not have otherwise pursued their interests and dreams.”

Earlier coverage from the Portland Press Herald highlighted how the program Gov. Mills proposed has changed lives and boosted Maine’s workforce.

“These students will enter Maine’s workforce with a good-paying and in-demand job that will not only help address our state’s workforce challenge but also put them on a path to a meaningful career so they can live and raise a family here in Maine,” said Gov. Mills.