WILTON – The following sessions are to be held at the Wilton CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Route 2E. All workshops begin promptly at listed times. Registration required. Call 645-5800; toll-free 1-800-982-4311; TDD/Nextalk 888-697-2895 to set up an appointment.

These workshops are at no charge to the public. The Maine Department of Labor provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

“CareerCenter Employment and Training Orientation” is held every Monday from 10 a.m.-noon. This workshop is an explanation of training programs and career exploration, and also provides a brief introduction to the Wilton CareerCenter services.

“CareerCenter and Job Search Orientation” is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon. Find out what services and resources the Wilton CareerCenter has to offer to people newly unemployed or looking for a new career. An orientation, this presentation offers an overview of what is available here to assist people who are looking for work. Attendees can also become registered for the CareerCenter job matching system by the end of the workshop.

“O*Net Ability Profiler” will be offered Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-noon. This is a career exploration tool that helps clients plan work lives 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 their strengths.

“Preparing Your Resume for Online Applications” will be offered Monday, Oct. 6, 1-2:30 p.m., and again on Monday, Oct. 27, also from 1-2:30 p.m. This workshop will help customers format a resume so it can be attached to an on-line application. Those attending must bring their work and education history.

“MEOC 101 – Essentials of College Planning” will be offered Thursday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This offering includes instructions on filling out financial aid forms to assist in getting the maximum amount in grants or loans. Those interested must pre-register for this session by calling 1-800-281-3703.

“Resume Writing” will be offered Monday, Oct. 20, from 1-3 p.m. A résumé and cover letter is a reflection of a person’s knowledge, skills and abilities. Attendees will explore the basics of résumés and applications and learn what can make a résumé or application stand out. Those attending must bring their work and education history.

“Ace That Interview!” will be offered Thursday, Oct. 23, from 1-3 p.m. Learn how to prepare for a successful job interview. Learn to promote the qualifications that directly match what the employer needs. Be prepared for the “tough” questions and able to answer them with confidence. Obtain tips on how to dress and what to take to the interview.

“CareerCenter Youth Orientation” will be offered Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m.-noon. Are you a Youth? Are you looking for a Job? Would you like some guidance about which careers might fit you best? The youth orientation, for ages 16-21, will introduce you to services at the Wilton CareerCenter.

“Creating Your College Portfolio” will be offered Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10-11:30 a.m. Creating a personal portfolio allows people to document their acquisition of knowledge, skills and expertise. It is an important record that will be useful in a job search and career planning, or in the pursuit of higher education. This workshop will outline the process and help create that important document.


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