May 25, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2016 Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
ROCKLAND—The Rockland CareerCenter, 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 Rockland CareerCenter 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, like the Rockland CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RocklandCareerCenter or call 207-596-2600.
The following workshops and programs are no-cost to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Rockland unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone unless otherwise stated.
- Career Directions/Putting the Pieces Together—Wednesday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivations, and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation—Tuesday, June 7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Introduction to services for job seekers who have a disability that make it difficult for them to obtain or keep a job.
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing—Wednesday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.
- Effective Interviewing Skills—Wednesday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.
- Planning Your Job Search—Wednesday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Designed to help you with the latest tips and ideas to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.
- Computer Boot Camp—Tuesday mornings. Arrange time with staff. Designed to introduce the computer to people who have not used one before.
Rockland CareerCenter also features sessions led by our partner organizations.
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 25 years of age and think you might benefit from training that could be classroom based or on the job, contact the Rockland CareerCenter at 207-596-2600 to speak with a Goodwill representative. Interested applicants between 16 and 24 years of age should contact the Belfast Goodwill Workforce Solutions office at 930-7047.
Small Business Development Centers
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 2 hour workshop offered Monthly, where Center Director David Hill of the Small Business Development Center at CEI 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?
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 their Brunswick Administrative office at 207-386-1664 or go to www.newventuresmaine.org. Visit their Greater Rockland office located at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street, Suite 402, Rockland.
Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides 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.
Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St. and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. They can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users dial Maine Relay 711.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.