The MaineLinks November 15 & 22, 2021

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The MaineLinks Newsletter

November 15 & 22, 2021

Training Resources & Information

What to Know!

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) will take place November 15 - 21, 2021. NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communitiesApprenticeships provide affordable pathways to high-paying jobs and careers without the typical student debt associated with college. 94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000.

Work-based learning (WBL) strategies comprise of many approaches including apprenticeships, on-the-job training, internships, and mentorships. To find out more, connect with your local American Job Center

Winter Heating Season Tips and Resources - As a result of global energy markets, Maine is expected to see increases in the price of heating fuels and electricity this winter.

Military Family Month dedicates November to military families around the world. The observance recognizes the commitment and dedication these families make to their service members. Their sacrifices make it possible for our military to remain organized and strong  

Did you know that you can get a free COVID-19 vaccine even if you don’t have health insurance? It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community. 

If you’re behind on rent and received a demand for payment, an eviction notice, or an eviction lawsuit, here is what to do if you're facing eviction. 

VETERANS! New this school year, monthly enrollment verification is required for Post-9/11 GI Bill® beneficiaries. 

Maine’s Hire-A-Vet Campaign is underway.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming workshops and hiring events. All hiring events & most workshops are open to the public.

November is:

All across the country, National Career Development Month in November signals a time for students and employees to focus on their future career choices. No matter their age, students in every classroom have an opportunity to explore careers.

National Scholarship Month - If you are preparing for college, start filling out scholarship forms. Use #NationalScholarshipMonth to post on social media. Click here for a list of some of the best college scholarships to apply for today, and be sure to search high and low online for any other scholarships that you may qualify for.

Training Talk!

The Maine Workforce Development Workgroup and the Maine Prevention Certification Board have partnered with community providers across the state to create a shared prevention training calendar.

Happening Over the Next TWO Weeks!

Hiring Events: (Click on “Hiring Events” link for full list)

Workshops: (click on the “Workshop” link for more)

Federal Workshops


Workforce Training:

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