Employer U is UMPI’s professional development division through which employees in all industries and at all levels of employment can gain the tools and knowledge needed for workplace success. We offer a diverse array of programs from routine skill building to certification. What makes Employer U different is that many of our workshops can be customized to meet the unique workforce needs of our clients. We take into consideration the customer’s organizational culture, resources, and purpose to create more tailored professional development option and allow the client to decide the training time, date, location, length, and topic(s).
Our Employer U training team delivers program content in a variety of ways to help ensure that participants, regardless of their learning styles, understand, retain, and can apply the information. Additionally, Employer U programs can be delivered on campus so professionals can take full advantage of the extensive technologies, facilities, and resources we have at the university. In some cases, we can even bring these resources to the workplace. This multifaceted approach results in more effective and interesting training.
Because the costs of training, especially when travel is required, is often cost prohibitive for many employers, Employer U is committed to affordability. There is a registration fee for most programs to cover materials, trainer fees, and other related expenses. However, UMPI is a public education institution guided by the University of Maine’s system-wide mission of excellence. Part of our mission is to foster economic development in our communities and to serve as a hub for education, which includes professional and personal development. As such, we take great care to ensure that Employer U programs are of the highest quality, while also being affordable and accessible.