November 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter, 207-212-2184
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
LEWISTON -- The Lewiston CareerCenter continues its no-cost workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.
"Job seekers that go to a Maine CareerCenter can access information and no-cost services to help them find a new or better job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Employers need a skilled workforce now and in the future. Our unemployment rate has been historically low for 34 straight months and our employment-to-population ratio is consistently above the national average. This is an opportune time to find a job or develop skills to further your career. Maine CareerCenters will help."
CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. All workshops are located at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, unless otherwise noted.
**CareerCenter Services Orientation - Tuesday, November 6, 9 to 11 a.m. **
This is an overview of programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services held on the first Tuesday of every month. Register at 753-9001.
Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop - Thursday, November 8, 10 a.m. to 12 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 at 753-9001.
Orientation for People with Disabilities - Wednesday, November 28, 2 to 3 p.m.
For people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.
New Mainers Workshop - Thursday, November 29, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
How to complete paper and online job applications. Somali interpreter will be on hand, if other language interpreters are needed, request by November 15. Register at 753-9001.
Resume Assistance - Call 753-9001 to schedule
Leave a resume for review or complete a draft resume from the Maine Job Link with staff assistance. You will need to bring in your past work history. Must be able to type your own resume.
Interview Assistance - By appointment, call 753-9001 to schedule
Preparing for a job interview? Would you like to have a mock interview or talk to CareerCenter staff about how to best answer those tough questions? Call to schedule an appointment.
Training Possibilities - For information, call 753-9005
Medical Assistant with St. Mary's Health System and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) CNC-I with Modula and Western Maine Community Action
Essentials of College Planning for Adults - By Appointment
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. Register by calling 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 Oâ€™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.