Franklin County's unique qualities

Rural western Maine is one of the state's most unique regions. The Franklin County Network recognizes this uniqueness. Through a partnership with employers, higher education institution and community partners, opportunities for citizens of Franklin County are now readily available, uniquely positioned to fit the particular needs of local people.

Community higher education and training, made accessible

It takes a village to educate its people – the Franklin County Network implements a networked approach to higher education – an approach that's both affordable and accessible.

With multiple sites offering classes and with a variety of course offerings, accessing higher education opportunities for Franklin County residents is now a reality.

When classes first began in 2005, only a few offerings were available. We now offer a range of career pathways from Certified Medical Assistant to Culinary Certification, College Transitions Programs, Immersion Programs for medical students and college level classes.

Higher education, and financial assistance are accessible through the Franklin County Network. 

The case for fcNET

The world has changed and so has the necessity of higher education and traning. Success in today's global economy requires higher-level skills and greater sophistication than ever before.

The Franklin County Network – supporting economic opportunities through partnerships with private business, community organizations, and collaboration with institutions of higher education.

Since the fall of 2005, the Franklin County Network has been offering sector specific certification, trainings and college classes and providing a pathway to the future, promoting higher educational opportunities to residents of the Franklin County.

Through our network, we are committed to providing access to opportunities that are rooted in the unique communities that make up our county.

The Franklin County Network-higher education that is affordable and accessible-providing opportunities for the future to residents of the county.