Dan Belyea is the Chief Workforce Development Officer at the Maine Community College System (MCCS) and the new Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce. The center manages all MCCS’s short-term training investments that currently exceed $62 million and supports workforce needs by creating an educated, skilled, and adaptable labor force. Dan serves as a member of the senior leadership team and drives local, regional, and statewide economic growth by addressing evolving business needs and navigating changes in the economy.
Dan has worked for the MCCS for over 33 years. Through 2016, he served in a variety of administrative positions at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, Maine, becoming the Director of Administrative, Student Services and Auxiliary Enterprises. He then advised colleges on capital facilities projects, real estate transaction, auxiliary business reviews and contracts as the Director of Operational Support. In 2018, Dan was named the Executive Director of Workforce Training, before being appointed Chief Workforce Development Office for MCCS in 2020.
He currently serves on the Maine State Workforce Board, is a board member of the Maine Technology Institute (MTI), and serves as a public member on the Grievance Commission with the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. He recently was appointed to the Board of Visitors and Chair for the Long Creek Development Center with the Maine Department of Corrections and was also appointed to the Maine Connectivity Authority board by Governor Janet T. Mills, helping manage the expansion of affordable high-quality broadband to every Maine citizen.