November Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2016 Contact: Dawn Self- Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

SPRINGVALE—The York County CareerCenter in Springvale continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“Our CareerCenters have a wealth of information to help Mainers find a job, training program or advice on resources to help make a career change, whether they’re out of work or looking for a new job,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Each location has computers and Internet access job seekers can use, as well as workshops and consultations with our experts—all at no cost. Visit mainecareercenter.gov to learn more about services and where to find your closest center. ”

CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

Senior Community Service Employment Workshop – Tuesday, November 8, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Are you 55 years old or better? Do you want to earn while you learn working at an agency near your home? Are you willing to improve your job skills and learn new ones? SCSEP can help!! Join us for an SCSEP workshop to discuss this great opportunity for seniors!! Call today to reserve your seat.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Mondays, November 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two or three hours. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit MEOC’s website, meoc.maine.edu .

Resume and Interview Coaching – Tuesday, November 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Your resume is your marketing tool that helps you land the all-important interview. Join us and learn the do’s and don’ts of resume writing and how to stand out in a positive way. Then we’ll show you how to emphasize your skills and motivate the interviewer to hire you. Call today to reserve a seat.

Personal Branding – Thursday, November 17, 9 a.m. to noon

How are you perceived by employers? How do you go from being seen as another “former military” member to being seen as the next executive, manager, sales rep or employee? The answer is by learning how to use personal branding techniques. We will show you how to stand out from the crowd by identifying and articulating your professional traits and abilities, values and goals. Furthermore, after this class you will know how to project the image you want your next employer to see. With Personal Branding, employers will recognize you as an expert in your field and your reputation and credibility will be enhanced. Call today to reserve a seat.

Monthly Job Fair – Monday, November 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore your next employment opportunity. Representatives from several companies will be here interviewing for current openings. Please check the web site for the list of employers which will be updated as employers confirm attendance. No appointment required

Employer Recruitments for October at the York County CareerCenter – please check our website for additions and updates.

CoWorx, and MASIS – Will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 14 and 21.

Current openings in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No appointment is required. Please bring 2 valid forms of ID. Please check our website for updates and additions. Schedule is subject to change.

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program - The Competitive Skills Scholarship helps workers learn new skills and succeed in a changing economy. The program is open to all qualified Maine residents and pays for education and training for high-wage jobs in demand in Maine. York County is currently accepting applications for the program. For more information or to download an application please visit http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/cssp.shtml .

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in September:

Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program, please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

New Ventures Maine - Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, and be active in the community. Looking for something different? Register for no-cost trainings at locations across Maine. Check on line to see what we have scheduled or call 1-800-442-2092.

Follow and keep track of our latest events on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To find us on LinkedIn, go to LinkedIn.com and search for York County Maine CareerCenter. To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook and search York County Maine CareerCenter. To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for York CareerCenter.

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, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should 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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