The MaineLinks Weeks of January 31 and February 6, 2022

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The MaineLinks Newsletter

The MaineLinks Weeks of January 31 and February 6, 2022

What to Know!

Catholic Charities Maine’s Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope (SEARCH) program has received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation. SEARCH connects isolated seniors with community volunteers in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and in parts of Franklin, Lincoln & Oxford Counties, along with Brunswick & Harpswell in Cumberland County. Our volunteers bring skills, enthusiasm, and companionship to their lives, while assisting with a variety of support services:

Veterans Corner:

The president signed into law provisions of the Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act, legislation co-authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) that will reduce the financial burden for severely disabled veterans who require special adaptive equipment to drive a motor vehicle.  The legislation will make these veterans eligible to receive a grant through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help purchase a new adaptive vehicle once every ten years, helping them to drive safely and maintain their independence. 

Training Talk!

The Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce has access to $60 million in grant funding. With business partners, they are poised to serve Mainers with short-term training by 2025. Compact Members have streamlined access to services,which include:

Notable Quote:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” –Nelson Mandela

January is:

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

February is:

Black History Month

Dog Training Education Month

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

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

CareerCorner – February Feature- Property Manager

The field of property management is expected to grow by 7% by 2028.  Whether Residential or Commercial property managers need to possess skills in customer service, financial literacy, and sales.  Maintenance skills such as: appliance installation and repair, drywall, electrical, plumbing, painting, and water intrusion mediation are all valuable in property management


Bendable Maine is a new statewide, mostly free, learning marketplace for Maine residents of all ages and backgrounds. LL Bean is offering a free fly-tying class on Wednesday evenings at 5p.m.  for beginners and 7p.m. for intermediate fly-tying through March 22nd.

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