July 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2017
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.
“Maine CareerCenter staff help job seekers stand out when competing for a position,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Our monthly workshops help people fine-tune their job search tools and techniques, whether a resume or cover letter, interview skills, and finding and applying for jobs online. With almost 12,000 jobs listed on Maine JobLink, I urge Mainers looking for work to connect with their local CareerCenter today.”
Workshops are held at the Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias, unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone. To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/washingtoncountycareercenters .
GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session - Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25
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! Registration required: call Melanie at 207-255-1930.
How to Create Winning Website Content - Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Axiom Education and Training Center, 6 Colonial Way, Machias
Before you buy a domain name and find a host, it’s a good idea to start planning your website. You will need to find the images and create the written content that populates the pages. If you know what you have to say first, building your website will be so much easier. In this class, you will learn how to: identify the types of websites, survey websites for ideas, explore website pages: where does stuff go?, learn about the inverted pyramid method of stating ideas, creating content for the lead generation funnel, learn about creating content using words, images, and other media, discuss maintaining and updating your content. Learn to mine your business’s history, products, and other company information to create winning content for your website! Instructor Valerie Lawson holds degrees in Website Graphic Design and Electronic Publishing and is an award-winning poet who has written publicity and content for non-profits for many years. To register call Axiom Education & Training Center at 255-4917. Registration required.
Addiction Recovery and the Workforce - Thursday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., University of Maine, Machias, Science 102.
Participants will learn and discuss challenges to hiring and employing people in recovery; hear strategies for success and dealing with challenges from a panel of experts; plus gain foundational information on addiction and available treatment and recovery supports. We are firming up an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists that includes Charles Rudelitch, Executive Director of Sunrise County Economic Council, presenting Washington County-specific data on the impacts of addiction on the workforce; Nichole Jamison, Regional Manager of Maine DOL CareerCenters, presenting information on the panel session “Tools for Employers;” and Cooper Friend, owner of Friend & Friend Power Sports in Ellsworth. The complete agenda with speakers will be posted shortly. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register contact the Community Caring Collaborative at 207-249-3318. Registration required.
Essentials of College Planning - Call for schedule and to register.
This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular and 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 for a MEOC Workshop, call 207-991-2851.
Financial Aid - Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) - Call for schedule and to register.
The Financial Aid Workshop provides an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring their last year’s income details to the workshop. Participants should be current college students or prospective college students who have attended an earlier session of Essentials of College Planning Workshop with MEOC. To register for a MEOC Workshop, call 207-991-2851.
Washington County CareerCenters, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1, in Machias and 1 College Drive in Calais, are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov/ .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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