May 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2017 Contact: Peter Diplock, Augusta CareerCenter Manager, 624-5183 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
AUGUSTA---Residents of Androscoggin, Kennebec and Somerset counties who are unemployed or under-employed may qualify for a no-cost Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training opportunity offered through the Augusta, Skowhegan and Lewiston CareerCenters, in partnership with MTEC and Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technicians are in high demand and can start at $15 per hour plus benefit packages.
This training is valued at $12,000 and provides potential for immediate employment upon completion of course and receiving a license. An information session and orientation is being held at the Augusta CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Dr., Ste. 2 in Augusta, on Wednesday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Individuals age 18 and up are encouraged to attend to learn more and see if they qualify.
Preferred candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent, mechanical aptitude, a clean driver's license, can lift 50 lbs., can perform tasks physical in nature, and have good customer service skills. Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check and a pre-employment physical examination that includes a drug and alcohol test.
To register call Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education at 207-873-5754 or visit http://midmaine.maineadulted.org and search "HVAC". For more information call Jeannie Norton at the Augusta CareerCenter, 207-458-7836.
Maine CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor and a proud partner of the American Job Center network, 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.
The Augusta CareerCenter, located at 21 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 2 in Augusta, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available at www.mainecareercenter.gov .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.