LEWISTON — The Lewiston CareerCenter continues its workshop programs for job-seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Lewiston unless otherwise noted. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop — 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 11. Class covers the pros and cons of owning a business, the elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help succeed. Register by calling 753-9093.

Resume Basics and Build a Resume Workshop — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17. Bring your work history profile from Maine JobLink. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of resume writing. Computers will be available.

Interview Skills/Mock Interviews — 2 to 4 p.m. May 18. Learn the basics about interviewing and get the tools needed to feel comfortable in an interview.

New Mainers Workshop — 9 to 11 a.m. May 25. How to complete paper and online job applications. Somali interpreter will be on hand; if other language interpreters are needed, please request by May 11 by calling 753-9005.

Career Decision-Making — A two-part workshop: 9 a.m. to noon May 24; 10 a.m. to noon May 25. Review the factors involved in making career decisions, assessment tools used, and other resources.

Orientation for People with Disabilities — 2 to 3 p.m. May 24. For people who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Registration not required.

Training Orientation — Call 753-9005 for meeting schedule. An overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements, and information on accessing services, this workshop is for people interested in pursuing training and education. If you are interested in job search only, consider the Job Search Skills workshop.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults — Basic steps for successful college enrollment. Learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. To register, call 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms.

The Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 753-9005 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). More information can be found at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.gov .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


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