Take Note of WWC Center Moves

Three centers moving and one opening.  This month our Bath/Brunswick, Saco, and Presque Isle centers will be moving to new locations. In addition, we will be opening a new outreach center in Ellsworth very soon. Please see below for more information.    WWC’s Bath/Brunswick Center  Moving: Friday, August 22, 2014 Reopening: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Phone numbers and email addresses for staff in this center will remain the same: Shelley …

Before You Jump Into the Job Search…

…take these steps: Identify your thoughts, fears, and frustrations around your former job and acquiring a new job. Examine your financial needs.  Who can you turn to for help and support? What programs are available in your community? Are you eligible for unemployment benefits? Conduct a self-assessment. Take stock of your interests, skills, abilities, and experiences.  Are there common themes? What did you like best and what did you like …

Totally Trades Spring 2013

Successful Totally Trades events were held in April in Bangor at United Technologies Center and in Presque Isle at Northern Maine Community College.  Nearly 250 girls attended hands-on workshops in areas such as heavy equipment operation, construction,welding, cable technician and automotive.  In Bangor a panel of  women employed in nontraditional careers  offered personal insights around their chosen career paths and pointers for success in the field.  In Presque Isle a …

TOTALLY TRADES!

WWC recently organized two successful Totally Trades conferences – one in Westbrook on October 19 and a second in Calais on October 26.  All in all, nearly 200 girls were in attendance at the conferences.  The Calais conference, hosted by Washington County Community College, featured a new video directed and produced by female students from St. Croix Regional Technology Center (SCRTC).  The video profiles a successful female welding and commercial …

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 …

Vacationland!

          Take a break: It’s Vacationland By Eloise Vitelli, Special to the BDN Welcome to Vacationland. Last year, 38 million visitors came to Maine for the day or to spend one or more nights at a B&B, inn or favorite seaside or lakeside camp. The Maine Office of Tourism puts the economic impact of the tourism industry at $7.7 billion. Though some may breathe a sigh …

All for Women

Sarah Morehead Keynotes at Conference-Bangor September 22

Second Annual Fall Into Financial Fitness Conference Do You Worry About Money? Do You Wonder How You Can Save for Retirement? Does Your Credit Need Repair? PLEASE JOIN US to explore a wide variety of money topics! Keynote Speaker: Sarah Morehead, author of I HATE Money: Understanding Your Financial Attitude. Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Time: 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Place: UMA – Bangor Campus, Eastport Hall, 128 Texas …

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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 …

Financial Feature: Bill Yourself for Savings

How can you fit savings into your monthly budget? Long-range priorities can be hard to stick to when times are tight, whether you’re saving for a reliable car, retirement, or any goal that will take more than a few paychecks. One technique for savings success is to pay yourself just as you pay your bills. With direct deposit from your paycheck or automated funds transfers to a savings account, you …

2011 Award Winners of Credit Yourself Drawing

KeyBank and WWC partnered to provide Credit Yourself classes to community participants who wanted to learn wise use of credit and to set financial goals. KeyBank of Maine and KeyBank Foundation generously provided the funding while WWC staff facilitated the training. Participants who completed the training were eligible to apply for a $250 award to assist in achieving their goals.  Award recipient Amy Schnoor said, “Taking the class helped me …

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