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21st Century Workforce Initiative Youth Program
with William Laney
The 21st Century Workforce Initiative is a 10-week, paid work experience program being offered through the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Lawrence and Skowhegan Adult Education Programs and the Skowhegan Career Center. Successful candidates will work 20 hours per week with a local employer at $11 per hour, after participating in a no-cost, individualized education and/or mentoring class. Participants will be matched with local employers based on individual career interest assessment results.
This is a paid work experience program. Participants will be paid $11 per hour for 20 hours per week for all 10 weeks, if eligible.
Pre-register for Information and Assessment day at 453-4200, ext. 3114 (Fairfield) or 474-7553 (Skowhegan).
English as a Second Language (ESL)
with Cornelia Pleasants
This class assists students who are not native English speakers develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Instruction is designed to meet learners’ needs and can include helping participants with such important tasks as exploring how to talk with their child’s teacher, scheduling healthcare appointments, completing grocery shopping, obtaining a driver’s license, finding employment or learning about other valuable community resources. Students can enter the class at any time and there is no charge for instruction. Learners at all levels of English proficiency are welcome. For more information, please call 474-7553.
Making a Difference - Supporting People with Disabilities
with Jodi Eldridge
Have you considered a career in supporting people with disabilities? In this course, you will discover the multiple opportunities available in the Human Service, Direct Support field. We will discuss qualifications and training opportunities in an overiew of this rewarding field of employment.
Jodi Eldridge is a Human Resources Training Coordinator at ESM Inc. in Augusta.