January 31, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2018
Contact: Pat Curtiss, Wilton CareerCenter, (207) 645-5831
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, 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 February. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.
“2017 was a tremendous year for our economy, with all-time highs in the number of private sector jobs reported and an historic unemployment rate of 3.0 in December,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “What this means for job seekers, is there are jobs out there to be had. You don’t have to search alone. No-cost workshops, career counseling, and free computer and Internet use to find work are some of the resources available at Maine CareerCenters. You may even be eligible for free training. I encourage you to visit mainecareercenter.gov to learn more.”
Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Thursday, February 1, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the first Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.
MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning - Thursday, February 8, 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.
Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Wednesday, February 21, Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, 2 to 4 p.m.
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.
Small Business Trainings
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 207-622-8555
About the 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, 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, http://www.mainecareercenter.gov .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.