The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, in conjunction with its partners, offers a variety of services that not only help people find employment or upgrade skills but also assist employers in finding qualified workers.

“I encourage people looking for a new job or who want to change careers to take advantage of these free CareerCenter services,” said Gov. Paul R. LePage, in a news release. “Use the tools they provide to market yourself in our improving economy. Be ready for the moment when the business you want to work for is ready to hire.”

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provide public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition, the CareerCenters provide Internet access and O ’Net software for individual skills assessment.

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Brunswick unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone at 373-4000.

GATEways to Employment — Tuesdays, July 2 and 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Designed to help jump-start that work search with the latest tips and tools to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.

Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together — Monday, July 8, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explore career interests, aptitudes, values, personality and motivation and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing — Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Effective Interviewing Skills — Wednesday, July 31, 9 a.m. to noon. Explores proper interviewing techniques and tips.

Computer Boot Camp — Every Tuesday, 9 to10 a.m. This workshop for novices covers basic computer components and how to use a mouse. Seating is limited.

The Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations in July:

Goodwill Workforce Solutions administers federally-funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act. Certain eligibility requirements apply. To qualify or benefit from training, contact the Rockland CareerCenter in at 596-2600 to reserve a seat in training orientations offered every other week on Monday afternoons.

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community offer no cost classes for both men and women in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call Shelley Taylor in Bath at 386-1664 or go to

The Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St. It is open 8 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be reached at 596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711.