June 1, 2016 Notice: The Maine DOL has announced program openings in 5 counties. It is unclear how long this enrollment period will stay open. Go here for more details.
The Competitive Skills Scholarship Program (CSSP) is a Maine Department of Labor program. It helps people earn certificates or degrees in certain fields. The program focuses on high-wage in-demand jobs in Maine. The education is free.
The program was inactive for several years, but it is now active. The DOL began seeking new applicants in June 2014. The Legislature passed a bill in 2016 to increase the program’s funding. Unfortunately, the program is often full and enrollment periods are unpredictable.
For more information go to the Maine Career Center page on CSSP.