Let’s Talk Money!

For years WWC has started the personal money management class  My Money Works with a discussion of our attitudes and beliefs about money.  “We believe that if we don’t look at our attitudes and beliefs about money, then it’s hard to change our behavior,” says Jean Dempster,  WWC Central Region trainer.  “If it were only about the tools, we would all be sticking to our budgets.  It is the change …

ONLINE: Two distance learning options for Career Planning this Fall!

ONLINE: Two distance learning options for Career Planning this Fall!

WWC is excited to offer two options: ONLINE and BLENDED. BLENDED: Begins week of October 15, and has live class meetings the first and last weeks. In the four intervening weeks, students will work on their own online, with direction and resources provided weekly.  Students have a choice of live sessions  in Belfast, Augusta, or Rockland (choose one). For this class, the registration deadline is September 28. For more information …

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Build Your Career: Try a college class!

A new school year is just around the corner.  Why not try a college class?  It’s a great way to see what’s new in college learning, find out if college is a good fit for you now, and invest in yourself by learning something new. In today’s world of work we all need to keep learning and increasing our skills. One class can be the beginning of your journey to …

Congratulations to our emerging ‘new ventures’  on their graduation!

Congratulations to our emerging ‘new ventures’ on their graduation!

Twelve weeks, 60 hours  of class time that included: market research, guest speakers from professionals in marketing, accounting, business law, and financing, peer support, class presentations, all of which resulted in written business plans designed to make their businesses a reality. Retail, service businesses for the elderly, home inspections, high end art projects and products are among the businesses represented in the Spring 2012 New Ventures graduating class in Bangor. …

Are You Hiring an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

    By Gigi Guyton, Special to the BDN One of the biggest hurdles for a growing business is knowing when and how to hire employees once the business shows some success. It can be oh-so-tempting for entrepreneurs to consider hiring help and misclassifying independent contractors when really they are employees, or worse, paying for help “under the table.” Both scenarios may seem like a good way to avoid paying payroll …

Takes a Village…

“All of the workshops had helpful points and covered good topics. Learning how to use O*NET and the importance of career research helped me understand how I can use my degree once I’m out of school”. The familiar saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”.  It also takes a village to help an unemployed or underemployed individual.  Women, Work and Community has always understood the importance of …

Coming Right Up: Totally Trades in Bangor, Presque Isle, and Rockland

Coming Right Up: Totally Trades in Bangor, Presque Isle, and Rockland

Totally Trades is an opportunity for high school girls to explore trade, technical, and other nontraditional  careers such as welding, automotive repair,  firefighting, heavy equipment operation and more (workshops available depend on location of conference). In Bangor: Friday, April 6, 8:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at United Technologies Center in Bangor. Ask your guidance counselor for registration information or call 262-7842. In Presque Isle: Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. – …

Workforce Training & Wages

WWC is working with the Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI) on a longitudinal study of employment and education outcomes for our program graduates. Early results for graduates of our career classes show — Graduating from a career class (Creating your Future and Career Exploration) has a positive effect on wages and employment. WWC services are reaching individuals at critical moments in their career. Quarterly …

Career Exploration & Planning – Live and Online!

Career Exploration & Planning – Live and Online!

WWC Announces Statewide Launch of Online Career Class Adults of all ages and backgrounds from across Maine will now be able to participate in a new online career planning class. Women, Work, and Community (WWC) will offer Career Exploration & Planning — Live and Online beginning the week of October 17. Registration for the class by September 19 is required in order to set up students’ online accounts. The hybrid …