Tweedie hired by NMDC to assist veterans and their families
HOULTON - Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is proud to announce the hiring of Tracy Tweedie as Workforce Resource Coordinator for veterans and their families working out of the Houlton office.
Tweedie is no stranger to NMDC having worked for the organization as a Workforce Program Manager for nearly four years beginning in June of 2010.
The Workforce Resource Coordinator for the statewide Maine Rural Veteran Coordination Pilot (RVCP) project in the two-county local workforce development region, Aroostook and Washington, will work within NMDC's Economic and Workforce Development Division.
"The outreach coordinator will be working closely with service providers, veterans and their families to help bridge resources and coordinate events that ultimately will lead to employment for members of the military returning to civilian life as well as their family members," said Ryan Pelletier, Director of Economic and Workforce Development at NMDC. "Tracy will be in close contact with staffing agencies; institutions of higher education; as well as other employment and training programs in the region to be the boots on the ground for the clients that she will be working with."
Tweedie has a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of New England in Biddeford and a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Tweedie, who resides in Houlton, has served the community in many capacities including the Riverfront Committee, Vital Pathways Board, District Coordinating Council, SAD 29/70 Adult Education Advisory Board and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Advisory Board.
Her first day on the job was Feb. 2.