CareerCenter lists workshops for April

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LEWISTON — The Lewiston CareerCenter, at 5 Mollison Way, will continue its monthly programming, including workshops for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability.

The CareerCenter is partnering with the Auburn Public Library to hold Job Search Skills and Résumé and Interview Skills workshops at the library. Job Search Skills will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on April 27. The Résumé and Interview Skills workshop will be held from 2-4 p.m. on April 28. Call 333-6640 to register for the workshops held at the library.

Industry Information Tuesday, held at the CareerCenter, will highlight specific industries so that individuals can learn more about jobs available in our community and the skills, knowledge areas and abilities that employers are seeking from job applicants. Health care jobs will be featured from 9-11 a.m. on April 6. Area employers and training institutions will be available. Registration is required.

On April 9, the CareerCenter is partnering with the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Employment Times, Sun Journal, myjobwave.com, Central Maine Community College and the Gleason Media Group to host a Job Fair that will be held at Central Maine Community College from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, go to: www.androscoggincounty.com.

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The Unemployed Professionals Group meets every Monday from 1-4 p.m. to support un- and under-employed professionals. On April 5, Dante Vespignani will present “The Pros and Cons of Business Ownership.” On April 12, Art Boulay will presents “How to Interview the Interviewer.” There is no meeting April 19. On April 26, Lee Ann Szelog presents “We’ve Got to Get More Creative Around Here.”

The F.O.C.U.S. Group meets every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. It is a facilitated networking opportunity for job search and also has guest speakers at each meeting. On April 6, Dave Griffiths will present “Effective Writing Techniques/Public Speaking.” On April 13, Eric Thoreson will present “Stretching Your Food Budget.” No meeting April 20. On April 27, Jeremy Allen will present “Staying Motivated in Your Job Search.”

Other workshops that are held each month are: “Résumé Basics and Interview Skills,” held April 8 and April 22, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; “Job Search Skills,” April 2 from 10 a.m.-noon and April 16 from 1-3 p.m.; “Career Decision Making,”a two-part workshop held from 9 a.m. to noon April 5, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9, or 9 a.m. to noon April 26 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30. Those interested in attending must register for those workshops.

Also available are:

“CareerCenter Training Orientation,” an overview of training programs available at the CareerCenter; call for schedule of meetings and to register.

“Essentials of College Planning for Adults,” offered April 14 and again April 28 at 10 a.m. (lasts two to three hours) with information about enrollment, entrance requirements, admissions procedures and financial aid. Bring last year’s income tax forms. Registration required.

An adult education representative will be available April 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 10:15-11 a.m. to help explore options to improve job skills and which adult education programs would be beneficial.

“Family Self-Sufficiency,” held April 7 and again April 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., is a workshop for those using Lewiston Housing Authority or Section 8, living paycheck to paycheck or unemployed. For more information, call 783-8539 or e-mail: tgiambra@lewistonhousing.org.

“New Mainers Job Search” meets every Monday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center at 145 Birch St.

All CareerCenter services are free of charge. Call 753-9005 for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter.

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