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Workshops & Trainings

These free virtual workshops guide job seekers as they learn, grow and pursue education, training or meaningful employment.

See if EMDC is a fit for you

Information Session
Tuesdays at 11:00am on Zoom
Are you interested in learning how EMDC connects job seekers with training, employment and individualized career advising for free? During this Info Session we answer questions and connect you with a Workforce Development Specialist. This workshop is ideal for new EMDC clients, people and businesses who are considering working with EMDC, and partners.


Enroll & begin planning

Assessment Workshop
Wednesdays at 2:00pm on Zoom

After you attend our Information Session, you’ll be matched with a Workforce Development Specialist at EMDC. They will schedule you for an upcoming Assessment Workshop, where we’ll enroll you in EMDC’s services and work with you to figure out what your goals are.

  • Work with your Workforce Development Specialist to register


Identify your interests

Career Exploration
Tuesdays at 10:00am on Zoom

So you’re enrolled in EMDC’s Workforce services, now what? Here we’ll explore your interests. What industries are you interested in, do you want to pursue school or do you thrive in a hands-on skills-based setting?


Industry specific trainings

Ongoing in-person and on Zoom
From online MAA courses, to in-person skills-based trades, to Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), these industry-specific trainings connect you with the certifications you need to pursue your career. These trainings are ongoing, and vary based on need. Contact your Workforce Development Specialist for info.


Training for people ages 16-24

Young Mainer’s Workforce Academy
Ongoing 10-week academy
Are you between the ages of 16-24 and looking to start your career? Join us for this 10-week virtual training to learn about career and education opportunities while earning a paycheck. We’ll explore careers with employers who are hiring in your area (industries include healthcare, IT & skilled labor, and change depending on your interests) and offer training tailored towards your interests. This 10-week course is an ongoing Academy. To learn more and see if you’re eligible to enroll, contact us today!


Prepare for your interview

Job Readiness Workshop
Thursdays at 1:00pm on Zoom
You’ve explored your career options and are now actively searching for a job. Join us as we welcome local employers and HR professionals to review topics including:

  • Interview preparation
  • Resume building
  • Tips for the application process
  • Individualized and peer-to-peer support


Maine CareerCenter Workshops

EMDC continues to connect people with job training opportunities through a partnership with Maine Department of Labor‘s Maine CareerCenters by offering free online workshops.


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