LEWISTON — The Lewiston CareerCenter announces the August workshop schedule and the speakers for the Unemployed Professionals Group. CareerCenter hours of operation are: Monday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Industry Information Tuesdays are held the third Tuesday of each month. These career exploration events are held from 9-11 a.m. Featured on Aug. 18 is the tourism and hospitality industry. Registration is not required.

The Career Center has introduced two new workshops, Job Search Skills for New Mainers, which meets every Monday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and FOCUS workshops. The job skills workshop will cover the basics of job search, résumés and interview skills for people who are new to Maine. The Finding Occupations/Careers Using Strategies workshops are held Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. They are designed for job seekers who are looking for support in finding work and in developing skills to become more marketable in today’s labor market. Registration is not required for these workshops.

Topics for the FOCUS workshops for August are: 

Aug. 4, “What is going on with unemployment insurance?” with Rufus Sames of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation.

Aug. 11,  “Adult education: How can it help me?” with Jessica Bradley, Lewiston Adult Education.

Aug. 18, “Will a temporary job help or hurt me?” with David Farr, Maine Staffing Project.

Aug. 25, “Answering the difficult interview questions,” with a panel of human resource professionals.

The Lewiston-Auburn Area Unemployed Professional Group meets every Monday from 1-4 p.m. and provides support, resources and networking opportunities for unemployed and underemployed professionals while providing employers with a valuable talent pool from which to recruit and hire. Upcoming topics are:

Aug. 3, “The Self Commercial,” with presenter David E. Stearns.

Aug. 10, “How to Conduct an Effective Job Search,” with Heather Bannister Bassett.

Aug. 17, “Creating Your Plan B with Network Marketing,” with Don Godfrey.

Aug. 24, “A Project-Oriented Approach to Re-employment,” with Dave Craig.

Aug. 31, “Four Generations at Work,” with April Clark.

Registration is not required for the Unemployed Professionals Group.

Other workshops offered at the CareerCenter include: Job Search Skills; Career Decision Making; Résumé Basics and Interviewing Skills.

Career Decision Making workshops have two parts. On Monday, participants will meet in a group setting with a career counselor to discuss tools to help make career decisions. In the group on Friday, they will use the information  gained to start making career plans. Registration is required. Dates are Aug. 17 and 21, or Aug. 24 and 28; Mondays: 9 a.m.-noon; Fridays: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Job Search Skills workshops help a person conduct an effective job search. In this workshop, participants will learn how employers advertise and hire, and methods people can use in a job search that will lead to success. Registration is required. Dates are Aug. 4 or 21, 10 a.m.-noon.

Résumé Basics and Interview Skills explores the basics of résumés and applications and what can make a résumé and interview stand out in a positive way. Registration is required. Dates are Aug. 13 or 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For training and education resources and information, the CareerCenter offers the CareerCenter Training Orientation, an overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services. Ask CareerCenter staff for the schedule of meetings and to register. Also, a college adviser will be on hand to talk about options to attend college and explore college choices based on interests and career goals. The adviser is available Aug. 3, 21 or 28, from 11:30 a.m. until end.

An adult education representative can help explore options to improve job skills and find which adult education programs or classes will best meet a person’s needs based on interests and career goals. Available Aug. 5, 12, 19 or 26, 10:15-11 a.m.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults is available Aug. 5 or 19, beginning at 10 a.m. (lasts 2-3 hours). Learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Bring last year’s income tax forms. Registration is required.

Please call 753-9005 to register for these workshops and to get additional information. All events are free of charge and are held at the CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston.

Computer skills building is also available at three community computer labs: B-Street Community Center, Lewiston High School and the Lewiston Public Library. Contact the Lewiston CareerCenter, 753-9005, to learn more about job search and hours the computer labs are open.

The Maine Department of Labor provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.