May Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

May 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2017

Contact: Nichole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—The Machias CareerCenter continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. Workshops are held at the Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias, unless otherwise noted.

“Professional career consultants and business services representatives help connect job seekers and employers throughout Maine CareerCenters,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “They offer many job search services and training programs to help Maine citizens gain skills our employers need in this improved economic climate. I encourage those looking for a job and those looking for workers to connect with their closest CareerCenter.”

Machias Area Job Fair - Thursday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For a list of participating employers click on the Job Fair link at www.mainecareercenter.gov or the events section of our Facebook page: Washington County CareerCenters.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session: Every Tuesday

Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer? Do you want to be at a significant advantage from other job seekers in today's competitive work/job seeking environment? This is a great way to increase your job search success, to gain insight on the latest job search techniques, and to maximize your potential. CareerCenter is here to help you find your key to success! To register call Melanie at 1-800-292-8929. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Essentials of College Planning: Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and Maine Educational Opportunity Center services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail. Career options and counseling are introduced. Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study skills are discussed. The participant receives "101 The Essentials of College Planning Workbook", "The Post-Secondary Guide to Education in Maine", "The Student Guide", and the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid". To register for a MEOC Workshop, call 1-800-281-3703.

Career Exploration: Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias - Call for schedule.

Participants will learn steps to exploring careers and making decisions about new careers. Participants will have an opportunity to complete self-assessment interest inventories. Building upon the assessment results, a counselor will aid the participants in evaluating careers which best fit their interest, skills and job values. Additional topics include: attending college vs. alternative training; discussion of past employment and ideas for future career trends. To register for a MEOC Workshop, call 1-800-281-3703.

Financial Aid: Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias - Call for schedule.

The Financial Aid Workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring their last year’s income details to the workshop. Participants should be current college students or prospective college students who have attended an earlier session of Essentials of College Planning Workshop with MEOC. To register for a MEOC Workshop, call 1-800-281-3703.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or to upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume and cover letter writing software, Internet access, and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

The Machias CareerCenter, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1, in Machias, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov/ .

To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-County-CareerCenters/606111642755982 . The following workshops and programs will be held at the indicated CareerCenters. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.