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The Maine Energy Marketers Technical Education Center (MTEC)

Posted: January 20, 2020

The Maine Energy Marketers Technical Education Center

If you’ve lived in your home long enough, chances are you’ve had a few service technicians out to your house for regular maintenance, for a system repair or to solve a no-heat situation. Our service technicians are certified professional problem-solvers and in the events of emergencies, are available 24/7.

Being a service technician requires a high level of skill, and Maine is fortunate to have the Maine Energy Marketers Technical Education Center (MTEC) located in Brunswick. This nonprofit center, which has been in operation for nearly 15 years, has helped to start the careers of high school graduates, veterans transitioning to civilian life, or folks who are just looking for the right career to put their skills to work.

If you or someone you know is interested in considering a rich and rewarding career like this, you might be very excited to learn that the school has a 95% placement rate, with most students finding employment before they even graduate!

Four key points about MTEC

  • Exclusive Member Network: MTEC is owned and operated by more than 300 Maine and New England member companies. These members help to design educational programs, donate equipment, and hire graduates from the school they themselves fund.
  • No Filler Courses: There is no need to take general education classes like mathematics or English. When enrolled at MTEC, students only focus on the certifications they wish to obtain.
  • Hands-on Learning: At MTEC, students learn by doing. While some schools train only via textbook, MTEC students spend up to 50% of their classroom time working with the equipment they will see in the field.
  • Accelerated Approach: Our six-week Oilheat Technician Training program eliminates six months of apprentice time required for Maine State Journeyman licensing, saving our students time and money.

Learn more about the MTECenter.