Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
Accelerate Your Future
with Career-Focused Education
The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions, located in New Gloucester, Maine uses a mix of in-person and synchronous learning to offer associate degrees and certificates. This allows students to accelerate their future and make an immediate impact in their chosen career field.
The school is designed to provide access and affordability, allowing students to upskill, retrain, or find a brand-new job in the environmental career space. From the booming solar industry, to veterinary technicians – a profession that is expected to see an 11.8% job growth in Maine over a 10-year period, Maine’s environmental economy is growing quickly.
Costs will be kept down thanks to Unity College’s Enterprise Model and a generous partnership with the Libra Foundation. The Foundation has a history of investing in communities across the state of Maine to create educational and workforce opportunities. “An opportunity for us to partner with a mission driven organization like the Libra Foundation is a perfect match,” said Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury.
Courses are built on an outcome-based delivery model. Our students can be confident knowing there is a career waiting for them upon completion. To make that possible, we will be partnering with environmental companies and industries that are already looking for workers with a specific skill set.
Classes will begin in 2022 and follow Unity College’s term model with classes starting every 5 weeks. More information on courses and exact start dates will be released in the coming months.
“The Unity College Technical Institute announcement is a tremendous step forward for career and technical education in Maine. We can be proud that this expansion will provide more access and affordability so students are prepared for good jobs in environmental engineering, veterinary technology, the solar industry, and other areas of growth in New England. This move diversifies educational offerings at a time when students of all ages seek new pathways toward a career. Unity College’s Technical Institute will provide an attractive alternative to a four-year degree that will attract new people to Maine and help Mainers pivot or grow in their own careers.” – Rep. Ryan Fecteau, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.