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Northeast Technical Institute Announces Partnership with the University Credit Union
New partnership gives staff, students and alumni of NTI financial banking benefits with UCU...More

NTI Receives "Employer Patriot Award" for Supporting Troops
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NTI Launches Green Energy Training Program
Read the press release | Program Description

NTI Becomes a Candidate for Accreditation with COE
The Council on Occupational Education approves Northeast Technical Institute for accreditation candidacy...More

January Student Newsletter
Charitable events, school news/announcements, student stories...More

Join NTI and Other Local Businesses for the Annual Fundraiser for the Center for Grieving Children
Monday, November 30th through December 2nd...More

20 Jobs You Can Get With a High School Diploma
Economy putting 4 year college out of reach for many Americans. More are turning to trade and technical schools...More

NTI Student Cory Clapsaddle Featured on New England Cable News
Read the story, watch the video...More

Health Care Job Creation
The booming health care job market...Story

Downsized and Unemployed Find New Start
Unemployed students get the help they need for retraining at local Career Centers...More

IT Salaries on the Rise The 13th Annual Redmond Salary Survey shows IT job and salary strength...Story

Trucking for Kids
NTI joins Maine Professional Drivers Association for Camp Sunshine - A retreat for Critically Ill Children and Their Families...Story

Driver Shortage in Trucking Industry
The United States has about 1.3 million drivers of long-haul, heavy trucks, roughly 20,000 fewer than needed...Story

New Look and Upgrades Made to NTI
More jobs and resources available on our online student resource marketplace...More

NTI Partners with Northeast Transcription, Inc. to Offer Externships to Medical Transcription Grads
Northeast Transcription announces partnership with Northeast Tech...Story

NTI Donates $7500 in Scholarships
Coastal Counties Workforce Board and NTI Working Together to Ensure Workforce Readiness...More

NTI Sends Trailer & Supplies to Gulf
NTI teamed up with local radio stations to help raise money and needed supplies to ship to the Gulf Region...More

Trucking Convoy to help Critically Ill Children in Maine
Trucking for Kids Convoy on National Kids Day! Sunday, October 2, 2005...More

Memorial Scholarship Fund Available For NTI CDL Students
NTI will apply the $700 scholarship fund toward a worthy candidate’s tuition for their CDL training program...NewsWire

Healthcare Jobs on the Rise, NTI Meets Demands
As healthcare facilities around the New England area search for Clinical Medical Assistants, NTI’s nationally certified graduates...More

NTI Expanding to Serve Students Better
Bangor Daily News - "Students who have completed coursework at Northeast Technical Institute can't say enough about the school..."More

Downtown Institute Brings Job Training
Haverhill Gazette - "We offer a quality placement service. It's our goal..."More

Jobs in Healthcare on the Rise
Biddeford Journal Tribune - "One of New England's most respected healthcare training schools is right here in southern Maine...".More

NTI Training Makes a Difference
Press Release | Employment Times - Scarborough, Maine based school continues its unparalleled success....More

20 Reasons Why I.T. is Still Hot!
From higher salaries to promotions, Information Technology is still the place to be....More

Healthcare Workers are in Demand!
Want to help others while helping your career move forward? Consider a career in Health Care....More

Jobs, Pay, Benefits...Drive!
Start your career as a professional driver at Northeast Tech, New England's #1 CDL Training school... .More

News on the Web

NTI Donates $30,000 in Scholarships. Scholarships to help pay for training programs offered at Northeast Technical Institute.More

Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) and Johnson & Jordan, Inc. Partnership Creates Maine's Premier HVAC/R Training Program More

Graduates of Northeast Technical Institute's Medical Coding and Billing Program are in Demand!More

NTI and Synernet Partner to offer Medical Transcription Grads Increased Job OpportunitiesMore

NTI Donates $10,000 in Scholarships to CCWI More

IT is Back and Here to Stay - Actually, IT Never Left More

Medical Assistant is the Fastest Growing Occupation in U.S. More

Emmy-award Winning Host Lou McNally and the Made in Maine Crew Report on the Trucking Industry in Maine and Visit Northeast Technical Institute -Story |Video

Aging Population Spells "Opportunity" for a New Career More

d to Companies Want to Hire More Truck Driving Graduate From Northeast Technical Institute More

CDL Training Now Offered in Massachusetts More

NTI Healthcare Grads Prepared to Get the Job More

As healthcare facilities around the New England area search for Clinical Medical Assistants, NTI's nationally certified graduates More

Fundraiser for the Center for Grieving Children - Monday, November 30th beginning at 1pm. WCYY Personality Mark Curdo On-Air for 100 Consecutive Hours!
NTI will be participating and making a donation to this year's fundraiser for the Center for Grieving Children.

Learn More About the Center for Grieving Children

WCYY will turn over the radio station to its listeners who will help raise money for the Center for Grieving Children. Since 1988, The Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine has provided loving support to grieving children, teens, families and communities through peer support, outreach and education.

Listeners will be able to call, text, or e-mail and request any song ever written and donate money for the cause. It's a lot of fun to hear Frank Sinatra, Milli Vanilli, or even a country artist on CYY.

To donate now to the Center for Grieving Children, click here

Trucking for Kids
Northeast Technical Institute assisted the Maine Professional Drivers Association and the South Portland Police Department with their annual Trucking for Kids convoy and events. Even though the day was overcast and damp the event was successful. Over $13,000.00 was raised to benefit Camp Sunshine!

Dave Cabral from NTI drove one of our tractor trailers in the convoy with the banner honoring the late Charlie Mansfield. Charlie was one of our instructors who donated a great deal of time to this event until his death September 30th, 2003. Field events were conducted by professional drivers competing in driving and backing challenges using NTI equipment. Along with a truck show and vendors, the public had a great opportunity to see the world of commercial driving up close!

New Look and Upgrades Made to NTI
This spring, we redesigned our online Career Resource website, Now even more exclusive job leads and career advice is available 24/7, including how to find the right job, interviewing techniques, local and national job boards, how to relocate, and more.

All NTI students are granted lifetime access to NTI Wired at the start of their training program. More about NTI Wired:

NTI is committed to continuing innovation through today's technology. This is why NTI has created NTI Wired, a secured web site for the graduates and students, most of who are working adults.

The objective of NTI Wired is to eliminate the barriers of time and distance. Students will be able to search for jobs and learn about interview, resume, and cover letter techniques.

NTI Wired provides our students with the strategies and tools to find companies that are hiring, reach decision makers, differentiate themselves and get hired. This powerful service is available only at NTI!

NTI Partners with Northeast Transcription, Inc. to Offer Externships to Medical Transcription Grads
(by Northeast Transcription, Inc.)

Northeast Transcription Inc, is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Northeast Technical Institute, headquartered in Scarborough, Maine, for medical transcription education. Select Institute students will be recommended by their instructor for an externship program, which is an enhancement of the foundation Northeast Technical training.

The externship's purpose is to increase students' terminology, research, and technical skills in an environment that more closely resembles an MT's working environment. Because students in the program will learn our medical transcription platform and QA standards, it is expected that their on-the-job training will be shortened and primarily will focus on client specifics.

New MT school graduates can take many months to achieve acceptable productivity. The externship will give students the tools to begin their transcription career at an advanced level and reach a comfortable income level sooner.

Students who meet the productivity and accuracy requirements of the program will be eligible to apply for the 3-month paid internship offered by Northeast Transcription. They may also apply for a standard ("experienced") position if they choose. Hiring decisions will be based on our recruiting needs at the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does the Step Up program take?
    The program is 160 hours.
  2. Is this a paid program?
    No. The transcription you will be doing is still educational content that does not generate any revenue. If you are accepted into the NTI internship program, you will be paid an internship rate.
  3. How do I enroll?
    Only Northeast Technical Institute students are eligible for the externship. You must be recommended by your instructor. Please visit for complete enrollment information.
  4. Are students who complete the externship required to accept employment with Northeast Transcription?
    No. However, our expectation is that students who apply for the program do so with the intent of becoming an NTI employee.
  5. Is it possible to be hired by Northeast Transcription without going through the externship?
    Certainly. A graduate of any MT school may take either the "experienced MT" test, which leads to regular employment, or the "new graduate" test, which leads to the internship.
  6. What is the advantage of completing the externship?
    If you are hired by NTI, you will already be familiar with the transcription platform and QA standards, shortening your training time and allowing a quicker transition to full productivity. If you are not hired, you will still have had experience with a state-of-the-art platform and with working under productivity and accuracy requirements. This should be an advantage when applying to other companies.
  7. Can I apply for the internship without going through the externship program?
    Yes, as long as you meet the guidelines. Externship graduates, however, will receive preferment.


NTI Sends Trailer & Supplies to Gulf
NTI teamed up with local radio stations to help raise money and needed supplies to ship to the Gulf Region. NTI donated a trailer from one of our fleet to be loaded with water and other needed supplies. The loaded trailer was one of many that was donated by various local businesses and transported to the Gulf Region to aid in the relief mission.

Donations are still being accepted by visiting theRed Cross on line.


Trucking Convoy to help Critically Ill Children in Maine
Trucking for Kids Convoy on National Kids Day! It is very important that we all come together to help those children who need immediate care. The Maine Professional Driver's Association is teaming up with the Lions Club of South Portland, Maine, and the South Portland Police Officers Association to benefit the Trucking for Kids Convoy. Open to any and all size trucks. Trucking companies and individual drivers are encouraged to register and donate.

Camp Sunshine - a retreat for Critically Ill children and their families and the D.A.R.E. & Officer Friendly Programs of Greater Portland will benefit from all money raised from the trucking for kid's convoy event that will take place at Scarborough Downs.

Schedule of events: (Entire day is not just for truckers, families are invited to enjoy the day to check out the trucks, enjoy food, win prizes and support a great cause)

NTI Helps Students Put Their Education To Work
Employment Times
Scarborough, Maine-based Northeast Technical Institute, Inc., a leader in specialized workforce training for more than 20 years, continues its unparalleled success in helping students achieve their career goals.

"I earn $1000 every week, more than I ever did working for paper mills for over 30 years", says Gene Stanley, a 2002 Truck Driver graduate of NTI. Gene now drives for Timberland Trucking Company in Medway, ME. His first job after graduating from NTI was with RC Moore, but Gene wanted to be home more often, and decided to switch to Timberland - Gene is now home most weeknights and has weekends off.

Karen Brown of Seabrook, NH was tired of being laid off after 25 years in the electronics industry. "I just wanted a career like professional driving because there's always jobs", says Karen. "And I felt that NTI could give me the training I needed to get hired with a good company. I was right, because their entire staff really took an interest in me. I never felt like just a number, and the instructors were so professional and caring. And when it came down to applying for jobs, I had 7 job offers within 24 hours! I chose Werner Enterprises and I'm doing very well."

NTI offers more than professional truck driver training. Since the early 1990's, NTI has been offering hands-on health care and computer training. NTI's computer programs are geared towards industry certifications like Microsoft and CompTIA, which help its graduates to compete for entry-level computer jobs. "I knew nothing about computers when I enrolled at NTI", says Fred McDonald, now employed with Gorham Micro, Inc. as a PC Support Administrator. "But now I have a great job with a terrific company and it all started at NTI."

NTI's health care training includes courses in Medical Office Administration with a concentration in medical coding and billing, transcription, and medical office procedures. Pharmacy Technician training is now also offered as market demand increases for well trained, certified technicians. Suzanne Keefe, a graduate of NTI's Medical Office Assistant program and employed with the Visiting Nurses Association, says, "I love my new career, and I found my education at NTI to be exactly what I needed to enter the medical field."

Jim Liponis, NTI's President, says, "We take our mission as a leader in the work-related, project-based education seriously. Our short-term training has enabled thousands of our graduates to prosper in their new careers. And since the U.S. Department of Labor tells us that seven out of every 10 jobs now requires some kind of specialized training beyond High School, we feel our training is more important than ever before."

Northeast Technical Institute, Inc. provides short-term, career-focused education in the fields of Health Care, Information Technology, Truck Driving, and Bartending. NTI currently operates three school campuses in Scarborough and Bangor, Maine, and Haverhill, Massachusetts. For more information, log on to or call toll free: (800) 447-1151.

Why Information Technology (IT) is Still the Place to Be!
  1. Information Technology is one of the fastest growing fields of employment, accounting for 1 of every 4 new jobs created between 2000 and 2010.
    (Occupational Outlook Handbook - 2002 / US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  2. The average salary of a professional with an IT certification is $55,577.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  3. 92 percent of all Information Technology professionals work outside of technology companies.
    (Information Technology Association of America)

  4. In a press release, Bill Gates said Microsoft plans to hire more than 5,000 people over the next year. Current employees are getting raises, too.
    (Microsoft Maintaining Strong Product Momentum and Long-Term Focus, Gates Tells Analysts” – Company Press Release, PRNewswire, July 2002)

  5. Over 50% of federal government IT professionals will be eligible for retirement by 2006.
    (Changes in Federal Civilian Employment: An Update” Congressional Budget Office, May 2001)

  6. 53 percent of professionals reported they had received a raise within the first year of attaining their primary certification. Of those who received a raise in salary, 74 percent said their primary certification had a significant impact on their salary increase. 39 percent said they received a definite, certification-related raise within the first year of attaining their certification.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  7. 37 percent of professionals received a promotion within the first year of attaining their primary certification. Of those receiving promotions, 83 percent felt their certifications played a major role in the advancement.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  8. While the US is home to half of all IT workers worldwide, the size of the IT workforce outside of this country is growing twice as fast. (about 20% annual growth internationally)
    (eWeek magazine “Fair Trade on Jobs?” by Lisa Vaas, May 13, 2002)

  9. 91 percent of professionals in IT state that they are satisfied with their career choice, with over 56 percent stating that they are “very satisfied”.
    (Computerworld Magazine - 2001 Job Satisfaction Survey)

  10. 79 percent of those who already have technical certifications will seek additional certifications in the coming year.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  11. Average earnings in the computer and data processing industry are 89% higher than the national average for all industries.
    (Career Guide for Industries: 2002 - 2003” Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  12. Information Technology Association of America Survey – Almost half of all new jobs created in Information Technology go unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates.
    (When Can You Start?” ITAA April 2001)

  13. 56 percent of professionals in IT state that flexible work hours and casual work environment contribute to their job satisfaction
    (Computerworld Magazine - 2001 Job Satisfaction Survey)

  14. 50 percent of professionals in IT state that opportunities to use new technologies and work on interesting projects contribute to their job satisfaction.
    (Computerworld Magazine - 2001 Job Satisfaction Survey)

  15. 51 percent of all IT and technical professionals invest in technical certifications every year.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  16. More technical professionals hold certifications now than last year—an increase of some 29 percent over 2000.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  17. According to study results, the average professional currently holds nearly four (3.86 on average) different technical certifications.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  18. The average professional reported a 10.2 percent salary increase, equating to an average of $4,477, within the first year of attaining their certification.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  19. The average IT professional received a certification-related raise of 10.2 percent, which equated to a $4,477 increase in salary. Given that the average cost of a certification was $1,934, the average first-year ROI was 2.3 to 1, which means that on average, for every dollar invested in a certification, the certificant realized a $2.30 return within the first year.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

  20. Additional certifications lead to higher earnings.
    (Certification Magazine - 2002 Salary Survey)

Why Choose a Career in Health Care?
  1. The health services industry will experience job growth of 25% between now and 2010.
    (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  2. Employment opportunities for medical records and health information technicians are expected to grow by 49% from now through 2010.
    (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  3. Medical records and health information technician is listed as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing careers.
    (Occupations by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  4. Employment opportunities for medical transcriptionists are projected to grow 21% to 35% faster than the average for all occupations through 2010.
    (US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  5. The average salary range for a Medical Transcriptionist is $30,638 to $36,123.
  6. The average salary range for a Medical Coding Associate is $33,370 to $41,506.
  7. The average salary range for a Medical Administrative Specialist is $20,250 to $30,900

JOBS: The need for Class A & B drivers has never been greater. Government and industry figures show a need for at least 80,000 new drivers each year. These are new positions that reflect industry expansion, not simply replacements for drivers who leave the field or retire. If you'd like a career that's nearly immune to lay-offs and downsizing, then you should consider a job in trucking.

PAY: The American Trucking Association reports that the average truck driver makes about $41,000 per year. According to industry data, starting drivers generally earn about $32,000 -$34,000 per year. It is not unusual for experienced drivers to earn $60,000 or more, and Owner Operators to earn $80,000 to $100,000 per year.

BENEFITS: Virtually all of Northeast Tech's client companies offer the following benefits:


  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $5000)
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Retirement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Fuel & Safety Bonuses








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