Workforce training programs at no cost

Dead River Institute operates two state-of-the-art training facilities offering critical workforce training programs at no cost to students and employees. With our own highly skilled instructors, Dead River offers programs from Apprentice through Master HVAC Technician. Our programs run from one day (specialized programs for experienced technicians) to five weeks (200-Hour HVAC Apprentice program, offered in conjunction with the Maine Community College System). 

Develop skills with hands-on practice

Our classroom is set up for hands-on practice on live oil and propane equipment, so students learn by doing, under the supervision of Master-level Technicians. Continuing skill development helps make our technicians the best in the business.

Hear it from the team

“Best company to work for. Very focused on safety, industry-leading benefits, strong management team, great coworkers, and a team environment.”


Scarborough, ME

Hear it from the team

“Excellent benefits and workplace stability. Overall a good place to work with the opportunity to grow technical skills. Genuine commitment to safety.”

Service Tech

Hear it from the team

“Strong core values. Great benefits package.”

Current employee

South Portland, ME

Hear it from the team

“Good company. Summer time is wonderful for learning and taking classes.”

Bulk Plant Operator