Girls Explore Careers in Trades & Technology

WWC organized three successful Totally Trades Conferences this spring. Over 200 female students in grades 8 through 11 participated in the one-day conferences which include hands-on workshops and large group activities. Bangor Totally Trades celebrated its tenth anniversary on April 6th at United Technologies Center. Long-time partners and presenters were honored with certificates of appreciation. Check out  Bangor Daily News and WABI TV5 videos from Totally Trades 10. Presque Isle …

Area businesses energizing My Mom’s Coffee campaign in Farmington

In Farmington, Wicked Gelato is selling bags of My Moms Coffee from Coffee by Design, along with a scrumptious gelato featuring the special blend. Other  businesses helping out the campaign with incentives have included Bass Hill Gardens and Gifts, Law Mountain Wreaths ‘N’ Bakery, Memories by Melissa, and The Chocolate Shoppe, Etc. Also part of the local effort: a  Mother’s-Day raffle where prizes included a woman’s haircut at Snippers, two …

Totally Trades-Presque Isle

100 8th grade through High School age girls from Aroostook County came to the 9th annual Totally Trades conference in Presque Isle on April 25.  Totally Trades introduces girls to trade and technical careers-ones typically dominated by males-and supports girls who are already on a nontraditional career path. Girls got to attend three workshop sessions. They could be found building a tool box, welding, working on a sheet metal cut-out, …

Speed banking – maybe the beginning of a profitable relationship!

  By Eloise Vitelli  Special to the Bangor Daily News Would you like a chance to win a free Kindle Fire? How about a chance to meet the person who could help you grow your business? On April 25 at the Augusta Civic Center you have the chance to do both. A Meet the Lender ‘speed-banking’ event will bring together over 13 banks and community lenders with small business owners …

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Mature Worker Event – Practical Options in a Changing Workforce

The economy has changed!  New careers and occupations are being created that will impact what you may be doing for work.  Are you 50+ and interested in learning about these changes? Attend this event to explore practical options that can assist you in making your decisions. Learn what community agencies and educational services are available to you as you move forward in your work search and more. Offered by WWC, …

Designing women Show to Benefit Women, Work, and Community

Designing women Show to Benefit Women, Work, and Community

Women, Work, and Community (WWC) will again benefit from a designing women Fine Art and Craft show this fall.  On Saturday, November 19, the annual Freeport designing women show will be held at the Merriconeag School on Desert Road from 9 to 4.A large gift basket filled with beautiful products made and donated by the show’s exhibitors will be raffled off.  Proceeds from the raffle, food sales, and a $2 …

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