December Programs at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

November 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2018

Contact: John Wagner, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 207-721-8201

Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

BRUNSWICK -- The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, located in the L.L. Bean Learning Commons at Southern Midcoast Community College's Midcoast Campus, 29 Sewall Street in Brunswick, continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"For the past eight years I have worked to make Mainers more prosperous," stated Governor Paul R. LePage. "A new or better job is a key part of that goal. If you want a job with better pay or benefits, a better commute, or more opportunity to advance your career, contact your local CareerCenter. They can help you find a new job, prepare your resume and practice for that interview, and connect you with training. You may even qualify for a free training program. I wish all Mainers success in their careers, and remember that Maine needs everyone who can work to work to help our economy grow."

The following services and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Brunswick unless otherwise noted. All services/events require appointments or pre-registration in person or by phone. For more information on any of the CareerCenter's programs, visit http://www.mainecareercenter.gov or call 207-721-8200.

Career Directions - Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation and how each transfer to today‚€™s job market. By appointment.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing - Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter. By appointment.

Effective Interviewing Skills - Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips. By appointment.

Career Exploration Workshop - Wednesday, December 12 through Friday, December 14 - An extensive and informative three-day workshop offered to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients to explore a variety of career paths and research the required skills needed for those careers. Registration through Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Please call 207-373-4018 for more information.

The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations:

Essentials of College Planning Workshop - Tuesday, December 4

Christy Le from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) offers a free workshop for adults 19 and older covering College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aide process. She will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For times and to register for the next available session or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit MEOC's website, http://meoc.maine.edu .

Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 16 years of age and think you might benefit from training that could be classroom based or on the job, contact Workforce Solutions at 207-775-5891 and ask to speak with a Workforce Solutions representative.

New Ventures Maine offers no cost classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call 207-386-1664 or go to http://www.newventuresmaine.org . Workshops are held at Brunswick Landing at the University College administrative offices, found on the campus of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) on the first floor wing of Orion Hall, 12 Sewall Street, Brunswick.

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 Southern Midcoast CareerCenter is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at (207) 721-8200 or 1-888-836-3355 (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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