FARMINGTON — Foster Career and Technical Education Center, New Ventures of Maine, the Franklin County Network and the Wilton CareerCenter are offering four career-centered events Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Mt. Blue Campus.

8-11 a.m.: Totally Trades, sponsored by New Ventures Maine. This program is designed for ninth-grade girls from Mt. Blue (Farmington), Spruce Mountain (Jay), Rangeley and Mt. Abram (Salem Township) high schools. It offers hands-on workshop experiences in nontraditional careers for females. Organizers are looking for businesses to provide a workshop opportunity for the students to experience some aspect of the profession through a practical exercise, such as building a tool box, operating heavy equipment and making something in a welding lab. Contact Janet Smith at 207-778-2757 or [email protected]

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Career Expo, sponsored by Foster Career and Technical Education Center and Mt. Blue High School Jobs for Maine Graduates. Last year’s event connected more than 70 businesses and 900 students from Mt. Blue High School and Mt. Blue Middle School, and partner schools with the Foster center. Students travel around the campus to review potential college and career choices. Organizers are looking for businesses and post-secondary training representatives to provide information about opportunities in their field. Contact Melissa Williams at 207-778-3562 for more information.

2-4 p.m.: Employer Symposium, “Meeting the Challenges of Hiring and Retaining Employees,” sponsored by Franklin County Network. The keynote speaker will offer highlights about onboarding new employees, new overtime rules and recruiting locally. Networking opportunity. Contact Betty Gensel at 207-491-2752 or [email protected]

4-6 p.m.: Career and Job Fair, sponsored by the Wilton CareerCenter. The public is invited to attend to connect employment seekers with employers who have openings, and also learn about careers and training in various fields. Contact Patty Ladd at 207-645-5822 for more information.

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