March 31, 2023

The White House says Jill Biden will be coming to Maine next week.

The first lady will be traveling to Maine and Vermont on Wednesday, according to the White House.

“During the visits, the first lady will highlight how career-connected learning and workforce training programs are central to the Biden Education Pathway, and the importance of investing in these programs that are preparing high school and community college students for jobs created by the president’s Investing in America agenda,” the White House said in a statement.

Biden will join Mills with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday to tour the Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland.

The First Lady’s tour is meant to highlight the nation’s workforce training pathways, which include Maine’s community college system. Maine has offered two free years of community college for high school graduates from the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The colleges offer a range of two-year degree programs, one-year certificate programs, and short-term workforce training courses that take between a few weeks and less than a year to complete.

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