The technology sector in Maine employs over 5 percent of the state’s workforce, ranking them 41st in the nation in overall technology sector employment. Their goal is to change that. Between substantial grant programs for technology-driven job creators, a significant investment in technology education, and a more recent commitment to advancing offshore wind operations, the state has become increasingly attractive for professionals like software engineers.
Maine’s technology sector is poised to achieve 11 percent growth by 2030, but they need to increase hiring by 17.9 percent to hit that target. An aging population and labor market shortage have made that difficult. By enrolling in a software engineering program, you may end up well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.