November 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 November. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.
"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."
Essentials of College Planning - Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon
This workshop, presented by Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), 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 1-800-281-3703 for workshop details and registration.
Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Tuesday, November 20, Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, 2:30 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. The Wilton CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Staff 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, www.mainecareercenter.gov .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.