About Us

Maine’s Only Nationally Accredited CDL School

Headquartered in Scarborough, Maine, Northeast Technical Institute is the region’s leading provider of short-term, career focused training.

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NTI’s CDL School is Nationally Accredited by the COE.

NTI is a privately held Maine career school that continues to grow and expand its course offerings. Currently, NTI’s curriculum includes Health Care, Information Technology, Truck DrivingHVAC/R and more.

Over the past four decades, the owners of NTI have established partnerships with hundreds of organizations within the business community. These organizations rely on NTI for well-trained, professional employees.

While the learning philosophy may be different than that of a traditional University, the commitment to the success of our graduates is unrivalled. Instructors employed by Northeast Tech have many years of experience in their fields and take pride in teaching their skills in a professional and friendly manner. The staff knows quality training is the key to personal and professional growth and the success of the school.

We recognize that our continued success rests with our commitment to offering individual attention, intensive hands-on training and extensive career support services. We believe that these are the key elements in educating and improving the lives of our student body. In short, we can only be as successful as our graduates.

School History

In the mid 1990’s Chris Liponis, founder of a successful career training school in New Hampshire, saw the need for a similar operation in the Southern Maine community where he was born and raised. A family business, Northeast Career Schools in New Hampshire served the needs of over ten thousand students in the fields of professional truck driving, allied health and information technology for over 15 years. The focussed training filled the needs of underemployed and unemployed adult students looking for skills that would garner job security and a better standard of living.

With his sons in the family business, Chris saw the opportunity to open a smaller version of the same school in South Portland, Maine. His son James relocated to Southern Maine to facilitate the school opening and take control of day-to-day operations. Northeast Technical Institute was established in the summer of 1995 and began training students at its South Portland campus. The school began with a few short courses in a small space and with a modest array of teaching equipment.

By 2000, NTI had relocated to new facilities in Scarborough, Maine. With more offices, more classrooms and state of the art teaching facilities and equipment, the decision was made to open a small campus in northern Maine. In the following years, the reputation of NTI grew in the Maine community as a small but successful, student friendly school with training for students of all ages and backgrounds.