LEWISTON – The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will hold an “Essentials of College Planning” workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way.

The center is a federally funded program that helps qualified adults make the transition toward a college education. The program, housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance for residents to go to whichever college or university they choose.

The free services include GED/SAT preparation, career counseling, college planning, financial aid counseling, referrals/advocacy and college admissions process.

The starting point for all participants is the free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 1-800-281-3703.