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

All CareerCenter services are free of charge. Interested parties can
call 753-9005, TTY: 877-796-9833, for additional information and to register for workshops.

Every
Monday from 1 to  4 p.m., the Unemployed Professionals Group meets to support
unemployed and underemployed professionals. Each week a guest speaker from
the business community addresses the group on a topic related to personal
or professional development or job search skills.

Differentiating Yourself from the Competition will be presented Feb. 8, led by Matt Flynn, co-owner of Express Employment Professionals, and Marnie Flynn, corporate communications manager at L.L. Bean. There will be no meeting on Feb. 15, Presidents Day.

Work Style Preferences Using the Predictive Index, will be offered by Laurie Bouchard, SPHR, LBouchard & Associates, LLC, on Feb. 22.

The F.O.C.U.S. group meets every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Similar to the the Unemployed
Professionals Group, it is a facilitated networking opportunity for job
search and also has guest speakers at each meeting to assist job
seekers as they consider all options for their job search.

On Feb. 2, Career, Insurance and Application Questions will be presented by Paige Hagerstrom, human resources, from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

On Feb. 9, It’s All About You: Professional Development with Marcel Gagne of the state Department of Health and Human Services. No meeting on Feb. 16.

On Feb. 23, Resume Buster Workshop will offer attendees a chance to have their résumés critiqued by a human resources professional.

The Industry Information Tuesday, offered Feb. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m., will feature the construction industry. Area employers and training institutions will be on hand to help job seekers learn more about the jobs available in the construction industry and training opportunities that may be required for some jobs. Registration is required for this event.

Other workshops that are held each month include: Career Decision Making (a two-part workshop); Job Search Skills; Résumé Basics and Interview Skills; CareerCenter Training Orientation; and Essentials of College Planning for Adults. A college adviser is also available to talk about options to attend college; call the CareerCenter for dates and times. And an adult education representative is available Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 10:15-11 a.m.Call the Career Center for more information.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults will be offered Feb. 3 or Feb. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. (lasts about two to three hours). Those interested in attending must bring last year’s income tax forms. Registration is required.

A CareerCenter Training Orientation, providing an overview of training programs at the Career Center, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services, is offered. Call the CareerCenter for a schedule of meetings and to register.

The Career Decision Making workshop is a two-part workshop. In the Monday session, attendees discuss tools to help make career decisions. In the Friday follow-up session, attendees will use the information gained to make career plans. Registration is required. Workshops are Feb. 8 and 12; or Feb. 22 and 26. The Monday sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Job Search Skills workshops will be held Feb. 5 or 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Attendees will learn how employers advertise and hire, and methods to use in a job search. Registration is required.

Résumé Basics and Interview Skills will be offered Feb. 11 or 25. Attendees will explore the basics of résumés and applications, and learn how to make a résumé and interview stand out. Registration is required.

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


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