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Portland Adult Education expands job training for new Mainers

Vienna Dunn on Saturday outside the Bath Savings Institution in Yarmouth, where she began working almost a month ago. She took part in a second training program for foreign-trained professionals aspiring to enter the financial services industry as bank tellers through Portland Adult Education. Dunn, who is originally from China, is a single mother of two who went to school during the day and worked as a waitress at night. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Vienna Dunn was nervous to quit her job in the restaurant industry to pursue a bank teller training program through Portland Adult Education, but she knew it

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Walmart expands debt-free education benefit to include skilled trades

Walmart (WMT) is expanding its educational benefits program to prepare its workforce for “future-proof and future-focused roles” through skilled trade training.

In the summer of 2018, the big-box retailer began offering its 1.5 million U.S. associates debt-free college, as part of its $1-a-day college tuition perk, called “Live Better U.” The nascent program — which used to kick in after 90 days, but is now available on day one — has already been a huge hit with Walmart’s workers.

“While the economy and our company will continue to be technology-driven, we also recognized that the U.S. suffers from a skilled

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