June Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias and Calais CareerCenters Bookmark and Share

May 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2014 Contact: Nichole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—Start the summer with a new career! For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Machias and Calais CareerCenters will be offering a variety of programs for jobseekers in June.

“As summer hiring ramps up, know that you can find help in your job search at the CareerCenters,” said Governor LePage. “The staff can meet with you individually or in group workshops for skill assessment, resume writing or career planning. Don’t think of summer as a break from your job search—think of it as the perfect time to start or change your career and get the jump on those waiting for fall.”

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of no-charge services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. CareerCenters can assist businesses, recruit employees and can offer workshops at their worksite at no cost to the business.

To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-County-CareerCenters/606111642755982 . The following workshops and programs will be held at the indicated CareerCenters. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session June 4, 2 p.m., Calais CareerCenter; June 26, 9 a.m., Machias CareerCenter

Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer? Do you want to be at a significant advantage from other job seekers in today's competitive work/job seeking environment? GATEways to Employment is a great opportunity for you! Come and share your ideas and experiences with other job seekers. This is a great way to increase your job search success, to gain insight on the latest job search techniques, and to maximize your potential. CareerCenter is here to help you find your key to success! To register call Michelle at 1-800-292-8929.

Essentials of College Planning presented by MEOC June 10, 10 a.m., Machias CareerCenter

This workshop will survey the basic steps for successful college enrollment. The session will discuss college and trade school options in our region, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. During the session we will review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges for each participant, and, if appropriate, will complete the financial aid form. This session is designed to set the stage for future enhanced workshops or individual counseling sessions. Participants should bring 2012 1040 tax form (or income estimates for 2012) and any high school/GED and college transcripts. To register for a MEOC Workshop call 1-800-281-3703.

Disability Employment Initiative: Work Incentive Workshop June 11, 10 a.m., Calais CareerCenter

Find out about work incentives and rules designed exclusively to help Social Security beneficiaries (SSI or SSDI) get back to work. To register for the workshop contact Donald Rice at 1-800-593-0303 or 207-454-7551.

The CareerCenter, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1 in Machias and One College Drive in Calais, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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