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

June 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016 Contact: Nichole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or to upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume and cover letter writing software, Internet access, and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

“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.”

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 Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m., Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Drive, Ste. 1 Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m., Calais CareerCenter, One College Drive 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? 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 207-255-1920.

Essentials of College Planning – presented by Maine Educational Opportunity Center Thursdays, by appointment, Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Drive, Ste. 1 This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail. Career options and counseling are introduced. Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study skills are discussed. To register call Lori at 207-664-3774.

The CareerCenter, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1, in Machias and 1 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.