March 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 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 March. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.
“Maine employers are struggling to find workers in this tight labor market,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “If you can work, we can help you get back in a job or, if you are working, we can help you get a better job. Our CareerCenters are staffed with professional career counselors who can help you improve your resume, prepare for any of the many job fairs happening this spring, and get you on the path to a good-paying career.”
MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning - Please call 1-800-281-3703 for workshop details and registration.
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).
Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Wednesday, March 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 Training
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. Through March 9, the CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hours are changing on March 12 to Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will work directly with employers, educational institutions and other stakeholders on their needs for a quality workforce during the rest of the week. 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.