The Manufacturers Association of Maine is committed to connecting passion with educational pursuits. The end result? Paving the way to a bright future in high-tech manufacturing.

Maine’s manufacturing industry has evolved into a high-tech, high-paying workplace.

The Manufacturing Career Connection program is designed to help all Maine students explore their passions, uncover educational opportunities and connect to Maine industries, which are growing and cultivating their own generation of workers.

MAME offers a scholarship program and free student membership to students.

Student Membership


Student Membership is Free!  Sign up today to start building your future in manufacturing.

Benefits of membership:

  • Networking opportunities with the manufacturing companies across Maine.

  • When you are interested in finding employment, email your resume to MAMe and we will distribute to members in your travel area.

  • Free subscription to our newsletter and web site announces the tours.

  • Free entry to monthly tours around the state where you will meet many business owners and HR managers.













Maine Manufacturing Career and Training Foundation Scholarship


The Maine Manufacturers Career and Training Foundation Education Fund (administered at the Manufacturers Association of Maine) scholarship applications are accepted November 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020.


  • The applicant must have a sincere desire to further their education in the precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding or engineering.

  • The recipient of any scholarship award must have applied to enter a precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding or engineering program at a Maine college/university in the fall, and must be accepted as a student at that college or university, and also must be a Maine resident.

Applicant must include each of the following with application

  • Completed Scholarship application.

  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent – or expected graduation date and school name.

  • Copy of high school and/or post secondary transcripts.

  • At least one letter (two preferred) of recommendation from a source outside your family

  • Essay: In your own words, describe your goals, aspirations and accomplishments. Why and how did you decide on this career? Why do you think you should receive this scholarship? (use separate sheet, maximum one page)

Send completed applicationS to:

  • The Manufacturers Association of Maine
    33 McAlister Farm Road STE 102
    Portland, ME 04103

Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program


The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens on MondayJanuary 28, 2019, and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share the values of the WORKS foundation and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.


  • Enroll in an approved program.

  • Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.

  • Answer 3 questions.

  • Write an essay.

  • Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers.

  • Make a short video.

  • Verify school costs.

  • Provide high school/college transcript.

  • Submit financial info.

Fair warning: the Work Ethic Scholarship Program is not for everyone.  But if you’re someone who shows up early, stays late, and works hard day in and day out, you’re invited to apply.