April Programs at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

April 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 Contact: John Wagner Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, (207) 721-8201 Media Contact: Jessica Picard, Department of Labor, jessica.l.picard@maine.gov

BRUNSWICK-The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners, offers a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.
Each of the twelve statewide centers provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. We also provide internet access and O'Net software for individual skills assessment.
Employers can list their open positions on the Maine JobLink and take advantage of our online matching system which identifies and refers job candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided free of charge to employers and job seeking customers.
The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, located at 29 Sewall Street in Brunswick, offers the following services and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For more information on any of the CareerCenters programs, visit www.mainecareercenter.gov or call (207) 721-8200. The following services and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Brunswick unless otherwise noted. All services/events require appointments or pre-registration in person or by phone at (207) 721-8200 unless an alternative number is listed.

  • Career Directions Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation and how each transfer to todays job market. By appointment.

  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter. By appointment.

  • Effective Interviewing Skills Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips. By appointment.

The Career Exploration Workshop

  • Wednesday April 17 through Friday, April 19

An extensive and informative three-day workshop offered to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients to explore a variety of career paths and research the required skills needed for those careers. Registration through Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Please call (207) 753-9000 for more information. The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations:

Essentials of College Planning Workshop

  • Tuesday, April 16

Christy Le from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) offers a free workshop for adults 19 and older covering College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aide process. She will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For times, and to register for the next available session or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit MEOCs website, meoc.maine.edu . Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 16 years of age and think you might benefit from training that could be classroom based or on the job, contact Workforce Solutions at (207) 775-5891 and ask to speak with a Workforce Solutions representative.

New Ventures Maine offers no cost classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call (207) 386-1664 or go to www.newventuresmaine.org Workshops are held at Brunswick Landing at the University College administrative offices, found on the campus of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) on the first-floor wing of Orion Hall, 12 Sewall Street, Brunswick.

Military Talent Source (MTS) will be recruiting at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. MTS is a Veteran-owned, full focus military talent acquisition firm. They are a specialized firm that provides personalized service to separating military service members, currently serving, veterans and corporate clients, matching talent to specific career opportunities. Contact Mark Cater, Director of Talent Acquisition, (207) 307-2695, mark@militarytalentsource.com, www.militarytalentsource.com.

The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, located at 29 Sewall Street in Brunswick, is open 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at (207) 721-8200 or 1-888-836-3355 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711).

You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.