September Programs for Job Seekers at the Rockland CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

August 24, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2016 Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

ROCKLAND—The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers. Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition we 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.

“As falls starts, we start thinking about education and new opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “You might be thinking about getting more education or training to advance your career or making a change from a seasonal to a year round job. Our CareerCenters can help you look at all of your options and connect you with resources and employers. All of their advice and services are provided at no cost to Maine residents.”

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone, unless stated otherwise.

Career Directions/ Putting the Pieces Together– Wednesday, September 7, 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—Wednesday, September 7, 1-3 p.m

Introduction to services for job seekers who have a disability that makes it difficult to obtain or keep a job.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing – Wednesday,September 14, 9 a.m to noon

Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Effective Interviewing Skills – Wednesday, September 21, 9 a.m. to noon

Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

Planning Your Job Search – Wednesday, September 28, 9 a.m. to 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 organization.

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.

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 . Greater Rockland office located at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street Suite #402 Rockland, Maine 04841.

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Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St., Suite 201. It is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays through Fridays except on holidays, and can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, . Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.