Wilton Career Center announces August workshops

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WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 Route 2, has announced its list of August workshops. All workshops are free to the public. The following workshops are scheduled:

Resume and Interviewing Skills Wednesday, Aug., 12, 1 to 3 p.m.:

Explore the basics of resumes and applications and learn how to make your resume and interview standout in a positive way. Learn to market yourself in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Registration is required.

MEOC 101: Essentials of College Planning Thursday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The financial aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid. Please call 1-800-281-3703 to pre-register for this session.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation Thursday, Aug. 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m:.

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the first Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

Gateways to Employment Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to noon.:

The Maine CareerCenters help bring job seekers and employers together. It is the place to start your job search or find out about education and training opportunities so you can continue to be competitive in the workplace. This workshop will provide you with more information about the resources that the CareerCenter has to offer. You will also learn about some of the newest tools that can assist you in conducting an efficient and productive job search. Topics covered include: how to tap into the “hidden job market;” identifying the skills you have to offer employers and tips on successfully completing applications, resumes, and cover letters a well how to register and apply for jobs posted through the CareerCenter.

Small business trainings:

Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops: “Starting Your Own Small Business,” “Access to Capital” and “Federal and State Resources for Small Business.” Most of these workshops are two-hours long. Those interested should call the Wilton CareerCenter to sign up.

Those who have a preferred need should contact Patty Ladd by calling 207-645-5822 or by emailing her at patty.e.ladd@maine.gov.

Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. 

FMI: 207-645-5800, 1-800-982-4311.

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