August Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

July 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2017

Contact: Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter, 207-753-9094

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

LEWISTON – The Lewiston CareerCenter continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“In this tight labor market, Maine’s businesses are finding it more difficult to recruit a skilled workforce,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “There are tens of thousands of jobs available throughout our state. If you are looking for a new job, a better job, or training, Maine CareerCenters can help you find the right services and programs that will help build your confidence and improve your skills and techniques. You may even qualify for a scholarship. Take that first step and visit or contact your closest Maine CareerCenter to start the conversation.”

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 Lewiston unless otherwise noted.

Job Fair at the CareerCenter – Monday, August 7, 10 a.m. to Noon

More than 20 employers, all of whom are hiring, will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared with a resume and to have an “interview-like” conversation and dress to impress.

Career Decision Making – Wednesday, August 16, 9 a.m. to noon and Friday, August 18, 11 a.m. to noon

Review the factors involved in making career decisions, assessment tools used, and other resources. Apply the information you gain from assessments to identify career and training steps to achieve career goals.

Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop – Thursday, August 17, 10 a.m. to noon

This introductory workshop will help you decide whether self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. Register by calling Karleen Andrews at 557-1885.

Interview Skills / Mock Interviews – Thursday, August 17, 2 to 4 p.m.

Attend this workshop to learn the basics about interviewing and get the tools you need to feel comfortable in an interview. Session will include a brief overview of interview skills and employer expectations and will also include mock interviews so that you can practice, get feedback, and observe other participants!

Resume Basics and Build a Resume Workshop – Wednesday, August 23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of resume writing; how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself—on paper—in a way that directly matches employer needs. Computers will be available and you will be able to compose a draft resume with staff assistance. Please bring your work history profile from Maine JobLink. Must be able to type your own resume.

Orientation for People with Disabilities – Wednesday, August 23, 2 to 3 p.m.

For people who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Registration not required.

New Mainers Workshop – Thursday, August 24, 9 to 11 a.m.

How to complete paper and online job applications. Somali interpreter will be on hand. If other language interpreters are needed, please request by August 11 by calling 753-9005.

Gateway to Employment – Every Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m.

Learn how the CareerCenter can help you!Provides an overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills, as well as CareerCenter and community resources available to you during your job search.

Training Orientation – Call to schedule

An overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements, and information on accessing services, this workshops is for people interested in pursuing training and education. If you are interested in job search only, consider the “Job Search Skills” workshop. NOTE: If you live in the South Paris area, call 743-7763 x1 for information on the South Paris CareerCenter orientation dates/times. Call 753-9005 for meeting schedule and to register for the Lewiston location.

Training Projects

  • Manufacturing Training: Learn detailed entry-level skills to be qualified for many jobs in manufacturing; work with NTI staff. Earn Certification upon completion and interviews with hiring businesses. Contact the front desk for more details.

  • CNA Training. Receive Healthcare WorkReady Certification and CNA certification. Contact the CareerCenter front desk for more information Essentials of College Planning for Adults – Call to schedule

Basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. To register, call: 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

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.

The Lewiston CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison way in Lewiston, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 753-9005 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://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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