May 25, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2016 Contact: Leon Ouimet, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 207-373-4000 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
BRUNSWICK—The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, located at 275 Bath Road in Brunswick and part of the Maine Department of Labor, and its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.
“Mainers learn new job search skills when they visit their local CareerCenter,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Workshops facilitated by the Department of Labor’s career consultants provide helpful advice and resources to job seekers, from entry level to executive positions. With monthly job fairs and more than 9,500 jobs on the Maine Job Bank, a visit to MaineCareerCenter.com is where Mainers should start or jump start their career search.”
The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter in Brunswick continues its series of workshops 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.com or call 207-373-4000.
The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Brunswick unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.
Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together—Wednesday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation and how each transfers to today’s job market.
Planning Your Job Search—Thursday, June 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Designed to help you jump start your work search with the latest tips and tools you’ll need to know to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop—Wednesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.
Effective Job Interviewing Workshop—Wednesday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.
Computer Boot Camp—Individual sessions held daily 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. All sessions are by appointment only. Basic instruction on how to use a computer for work search purposes (intended for novice computer users only).
The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations:
Essentials of College Planning Workshop—Tuesdays, June 7 and 21
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 Aid process. She will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To register for the next available session or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit MEOC’s website, meoc.maine.edu.
Small Business Start-Up Workshop—Thursday, June 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Interested in self-employment? So what does it really take to plan, start and run a successful small business where you can realize the challenges and satisfaction of working for yourself? Join us for a two-hour afternoon session, where Maine Small Business Development Center Certified Master Business Counselor Brad Swanson will walk you through the keys to successful business startup and management, focusing on the business plan: What is it? Why do you need one? What can it do for you?
Goodwill 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 the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter in Brunswick at 207-373-4000 to speak with a Goodwill 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.
Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provide public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition Internet access and O’Net software for individual skills assessment are provided. Employers can list their open positions on Maine's Job Bank and take advantage of the 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 275 Bath Road in Brunswick, is open 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-373-4000 or 1-888-836-3355 (TTY users dial Maine Relay 711). You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, 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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