Press Release

August Programs for job seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter

WILTON, Maine — For those who are looking to change careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for jobseekers in August.

“There will be several jobs fairs held across the state this fall,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “August is a great time to improve your resume and to prepare for those job fair interviews. CareerCenters can help both individuals who need a job and businesses that need to hire workers.”

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800. Maine veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

GATEway to Employment-Wednesdays, August 14 and 28, 9 a.m. to noon. This workshop offers an overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available during a job search-learn how the CareerCenter can help!

Resumes and Interview Skills- An in-depth exploration of the job search, resumes, applications and interviews. Learn how to stand out positively by marketing yourself-in person and on paper-in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults-Thursday, August 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Covers the 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. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. To register, call 800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation-Thursday, August 1, 9 a.m. to noon. This orientation is for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Registration is not required.

O*Net Ability Profiler- Please call if interested; this workshops requires five or more participants to run. O*Net is a career exploration tool that helps individuals plan work livelihoods using a paper and pencil format with optional apparatus parts and computerized scoring. Results can be used to identify strengths for which more training/education is needed and to identify occupations that fit an individual’s strengths.

Community College Advisor- Discuss your college options and explore college choices based on your interests and career goals. Contact Randy Berry at 207-740-0112 or rberry@cmcc.edu for an 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 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 CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

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

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