Maine Initiative Aims to Close Tech Skills Gap

Tackling Maine’s “skills gap” and filling jobs will require help from private-sector employers and the education system, said Michael Dubyak, chairman, president and CEO of South Portland-based WEX Inc.

Employers must help train future workers by offering paid internships, while educators must reach out to students at an early age to spark and keep their interest in high-technology jobs, said Dubyak, who is also chairman of Educate Maine, a business-led nonprofit organization that promotes increased educational attainment.