LEWISTON — The Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, announces February programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability.

Increase your Odds of Getting a Job! offered Feb. 21 from 9-10:30 a.m. Company applications, resumes, interviews and pre-employment screening will all be covered during this information-packed presentation. Call 753-9005 to register.

GATEway to Employment, every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. An overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community services that are available during a job search. Call 753-9005 to register.

Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History, offered Feb. 3 from 9-10 a.m. This workshop will help in becoming a successful job seeker. Call 753-9005 to register.

Job Search, Resumes and Interview Skills. Learn how to stand out in a positive way by marketing in a way that directly matches employer needs. Offered at the Auburn Public Library on Feb. 8 from 2-5 p.m.; call 333-6640 to register. This workshop is also offered at the CareerCenter on Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 753-9005 to register.

Professionals Moving Ahead! meets on the second and fourth Tuesday each month from 2-5 p.m. Network with other job seekers, professionals, and business leaders in the community. Presenters cover professional development and job search strategies. On Feb. 14 discussion will be on  LinkedIn and transferable skills. Patrick Therrien, Maine State Library, and CareerCenter staff will lead the discussion. On Feb. 28, there will be further discussion on transferable skills and conversation with employers — conversation points, spoken and written — to use to ensure employers know exactly how prospective employees meet their needs based on their ads and job descriptions.

Aging Worker Initiative, offered Feb. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The AWI connects aging workers (55 and older) with viable employment and training opportunities in the fields of health care, green energy and technology. Call 753-9005 to register.

Non-Traditional Occupations for Women explores NTOs for women — types of jobs, pay rates, employers with NTO opportunities, transferable skills, self-assessments, training, etc. Call or E-mail Suzanne to make an appointment: 213-0602 or [email protected]

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program, open to all qualified Maine residents and pays for education and training for high-wage jobs in demand in Maine. Open application period is Feb. 1-15. Call 753-9005 to register for an orientation to learn more about this opportunity. Learn more at http://www.mainecareercenter.com/services-programs/training/cssp/index.shtml.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults, includes the basic steps for successful college enrollment. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. Register by calling 800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

All CareerCenter services are free of charge. Call 753-9005 or TTY 877-796-9833 for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter.

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