STATE — New Ventures Maine will offer free workshops and classes statewide in February in three program areas: career, business, and financial education. Workshops and classes are designed to help people in Maine gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to build a career, start a business, and manage money. 

The full class schedule is updated frequently and is accessible online. Classes include online, daytime, evening, and self-paced options in the three program areas (partial list):

Build Your Career

My Next Career Move: Self-paced. Online.
Assess your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to career options. Work at your own pace; complete by April 29, 2024.

Job Search Workshops: Tuesdays, Feb. 6, Feb. 13; 12:–1 p.m. Online.
Ready for a new job or a career change? Join us for one or both workshops. Feb. 6: Resume Strategies; Feb. 13: Interview Strategies.

Changing Jobs: Finding Work that Fits: Thursdays, Feb. 29 – March 14, 6–7 p.m. Online. Are you considering a job change? This online class designed for women will help you identify work options and benefits that align with your interests, skills, and values. Three 60-minute sessions.


Start a Business

Grow Your Business Online (GYBO): Self-paced. Online. Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create a compelling web presence & website for your small business. Work at your own pace; complete by June 30, 2024.

Exploring Self-Employment: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 12–1 p.m. Online.
This workshop covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed.

Business Success – Your Marketing Strategy: Thursday, Feb.22, 12–1 p.m. Online. This workshop provides a framework so that you can create your marketing strategy for your business.

Manage Your Money

My Money Works: Thursdays, Feb. 22 – March 21 (5 sessions), 10–11 a.m. Online. Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, save, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve greater financial stability.

To learn more and choose a class that’s right for you, visit or call 207-621-3440.

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