"We feel extremely fortunate to have had MELMAC’s encouraging support throughout the years, with our unique middle level and secondary initiatives, and value them for the excellent educational partners that they have become!"
Kevin Michaud, Director, Waldo County Technical Center
Taking a wider view of education systems, the Aligning Education and Employment Systems initiative strives to catalyze the alignment between key stakeholders in the education and employment systems in order to address systemic barriers to student opportunity and success.
The Connect Aspirations to a Plan initiative provided grants that supported college access programs in Maine high schools and communities. These college access programs sought to increase the number of Maine high school graduates who aspire to enroll, and who actually enroll in, post-secondary study.
The Support Early Success In College initiative was created to support student retention and success programs in Maine colleges. Programs supported by grants under this initiative sought to increase the number of students at Maine colleges who persist in college and graduate in a timely manner.
Targeted grants to improve the delivery of financial aid at Maines post-secondary institutions financial aid offices.