LEWISTON — Free drop-in workshops have been scheduled at multiple locations in Lewiston to support immigrants and refugees in developing job skills.

“Computers for Work” workshops will be held in the computer labs at the Lewiston Public Library, River Valley, Hillview and the B-Street Community Center. The workshops will help participants use computers to apply for jobs online and create resumes and cover letters, as well as teach the basic computer skills required in many office jobs.

“Job Search and Networking” workshops will be held at Hillview and at Lewiston High School. The workshops will help job seekers connect and communicate with potential employers.

The workshops will begin the week of July 12. For more information on schedules and locations, call 795-4141. Workshops are ideal for current college students or workers looking to advance. Participants in the above workshops must have a high school diploma or GED.

An intensive “Employability Training for Immigrants and Refugees” workshop will also begin on Sept. 27. The course will teach participants the basic soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

Topics will include employer expectations, the job application process, good interviewing skills, effective workplace communication and basic computer literacy. Immigrants and refugees may apply to the seven-week program by calling the Adult Learning Center at 784-2928, ext. 2.

For more information on training opportunities available through Lewiston Adult Education, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.


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