October Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

September 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2016 Contact: Pat Curtiss, Wilton CareerCenter, (207) 645-5831 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, (207) 621-5009

WILTON—For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in October. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

“Our employers are looking to hire workers right now,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Job fairs are being held all over the state. Maine CareerCenters can help you attend a job fair, improve your resume and be prepared for interviews. I encourage you to visit your closest CareerCenter, our team is ready to connect you with good employers.”

Employer Expectations—Wednesday, October 5, 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop will cover the following topics: Creating a Great Resume, Preparing for Your Interview, Preparing for a New Job. Individual follow-ups may occur for Resume Critique as requested. This workshop is facilitated by Barclaycard US. It is not a recruitment effort for Barclaycard US; it is a workshop for people applying for all different types of jobs. Slots are limited; please call 645-5800 to RSVP.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation— Thursday, October 6, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This orientation is for people with disabilities, who are considering Vocational Rehabilitation services. Registration is not required.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults— October 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call to pre-register: 1-800-281-3703 for this session.

Small Business Trainings— Call for more information

Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops:

“Starting Your Own Small Business” “Access to Capital” “Federal and State Resources for Small Business” Most of these workshops are two hours long. For more information please call Bill Card at 622-8555.

O*Net Ability Profiler— Call for more information

O*Net is a career exploration tool that helps individuals plan work livelihoods using a paper and pencil format with optional apparatus parts and computerized scoring. Results can be used to identify strengths for which more training/education is needed and to identify occupations that fit an individual’s strengths. Please call if interested; this workshop requires five or more participants to run.

Rumford Area Resume and Interviewing Skills— Tuesday, October 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Held at Region 9 Mexico

Explore the basics of resumes and applications and learn how to make your resume and interview standout in a positive way. Learn to market yourself in a way that directly matches employer needs. "Tough" interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Call 645- 5800 to register.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of 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. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on 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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