LEWISTON — The Lewiston CareerCenter continues its workshop programs for job-seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.
CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Lewiston unless otherwise noted.
Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop — 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 13. This introductory workshop covers the pros and cons of owning a business, the elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help succeed. Register by calling Karlene Andrews at 207-557-1885.
Resume Basics and Build a Resume Workshop — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Bring a work history profile from Maine JobLink. Learn the basics of resume-writing and how to stand out in a positive way. Computers will be available to compose a draft resume with staff assistance. Must be able to type a resume.
Interview Skills/Mock Interviews — 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Learn the basics about interviewing and get the tools to feel comfortable in an interview. Session will include a brief overview of interview skills and employer expectations and will also include mock interviews.
New Mainers Workshop — 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20. How to complete paper and online job applications. Somali interpreter will be on hand. If other language interpreters are needed, please request by April 7 by calling 207-753-9005.
Career Decision Making — A two-part workshop; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 26, and 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 28. Review the factors involved in making career decisions, assessment tools used, and other resources.
Orientation for People with Disabilities — 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. For people who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Registration not required.
Training Orientation — Call to schedule. An overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements, and information on accessing services, this workshops is for people interested in pursuing training and education. Those interested in job search only, consider the “Job Search Skills” workshop. Call 207-753-9005 for meeting schedule and to register for the Lewiston location. Those who live in the South Paris area, call 207-743-7763, ext. 1, for information on the South Paris CareerCenter orientation dates/times.
Essentials of College Planning for Adults — Call to schedule. Learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. To register, call 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the 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.
The Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-753-9005. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711.
For more information, go to: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.