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with Deb Bomaster
Interested in Training & Employment in the Information Technology Sector?
The TechHire grant is a statewide workforce program designed to recruit, assess, train and place youth and young adults with barriers to employment and who lack educational attainment, work experience or job skill level into Maine’s Information Technology (IT) industry sector. The goal of TechHire is to assist participants with the skills training and job placement assistance needed to secure middle and high level employment in IT. TechHire provides individualized career navigation and planning services, assistance with identifying and completing training resulting in an industry recognized credential for a specific IT career path, and support with employment placement into IT through such services as internships, work experience, and on-the-job training. If you are a Maine youth seeking skills training and a job in IT, this program may be for you.
The current participation requirements are: Maine Resident between the ages of 17 and 29*, out of secondary school (high school), work authorized in the United States, unemployed or underemployed. Have goals of participating in skills training linking to a credential for IT, and securing employment in IT.
For more information or to begin the required pre-enrollment intake/assessment process:
Contact the Mid-Maine Adult Education office at 873-5754 or contact the TechHire Navigator from Workforce Solutions, Deb Bomaster: email@example.com or via phone 207-210-4575
This four million dollar project is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. the Local Workforce Development Board for Maine’s six coastal counties. This program/activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
*For non-youth over age 29, TechHire has very limited enrollment availability. You may contact the TechHire Navigator to inquire about free IT training resources and a wait list for future enrollment in TechHire. Signing up for the wait list does not guarantee you will be enrolled into the grant at a later date. The Navigator can also refer you to the Maine CareerCenter network of providers who offer additional job training/workforce development program assistance that can help meet your training and employment needs.
The Waterville Public Library Business, Career, & Creativity Center
with Tammy Rabideau
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education continues to collaborate with the Waterville Public Library Business, Career, & Creativity Center to offer an array of programs for area residents who need assistance with career and job searching, including the technology skills that are needed in today’s world.
• Job Search Lab
The Job Search Lab is for job seekers of all backgrounds. You can get ideas to improve your job search, work on your resume/cover letter, and learn about education and training options available in our area. No appointment necessary just drop-in! Staffed by Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education, Augusta CareerCenter, and New Ventures Maine. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Job Search Navigator
Schedule an appointment to meet with Dana Hamilton, Employment/Resource Navigator with Kennebec Valley Community Action Program. Dana is available to help job seekers navigate job search tools and other resources in the Waterville region that can aid in your ability to get a job or improve your self-sufficiency. Call the Library at 207.680.2603 or stop by the Information Services Desk to schedule an appointment to meet with Dana on a Tuesday. Weekly. Appointment required.
• Job Seeking Assistance for Veterans
Veterans of the US military can get one to one assistance with job search activities, resume writing, and interviewing skills at the Waterville Public Library. This service is available via the Maine Department of Labor’s Maine CareerCenter system. Veterans should call 207-624-5120 and request to speak with a Veterans specialist. Weekly. Appointment required.
• Job Seeker Workshops
The Library regularly offers job seeker workshops on topics such as how to write a resume and cover letter, how to prepare for a job fair, career planning, interviewing, networking, looking for work with a criminal history, and more. Consult the watervillelibrary.org web site for exact dates and topics. Registration usually requested.
• Essentials of College Planning Information Session
This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. Register for a workshop at meoc.maine.edu/schedule.php or by calling 1-800-281-3703. Monthly. Registration required.
• Job Corps Information Session
Job Corps is a FREE residential vocational training program for eligible youth ages 16-24. Training is available in the construction, medical, hospitality, and administrative fields. Job Corps also offers training in employability skills and life skills. To learn more about Job Corps, call Cathy Gavett at 207-621-2350.
The Waterville Public Library also hosts or supports:
* Computing Lab of 14 computers (available: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
* Faxing, scanning, and printing services
* Job Fairs
* Employer Recruiting Events
* Computer Workshops
** PechaKucha Night Waterville
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Contact Tammy Rabideau, Director, Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-680-2611 for more information.