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

August 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2017

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

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—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.

“In this tight labor market, Maine’s businesses are finding it more difficult to recruit a skilled workforce,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “There are tens of thousands of jobs available throughout our state. If you are looking for a new job, a better job, or training, Maine CareerCenters can help you find the right services and programs that will help build your confidence and improve your skills and techniques. You may even qualify for a scholarship. Take that first step and visit or contact your closest Maine CareerCenter to start the conversation.”

Workshops are held at the Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias, unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone. To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/washingtoncountycareercenters .

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session - Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29

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! Registration required. Call Melanie at 207-255-1930.

Essentials of College Planning - Call for schedule and to register.

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular and 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. To register, call 207-991-2851.

Financial Aid - Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) - Call for schedule and to register.

The Financial Aid Workshop provides 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, call 207-991-2851.

Washington County CareerCenters, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1, in Machias and 1 College Drive in Calais, are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.

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