trades career planning class

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Release date 02-05-14

 

Free trades career planning class offered online beginning Feb. 25; women and veterans encouraged to enroll

 

Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC), Women, Work, and Community and adult education sites in Maine are partnering to offer a free online career planning class designed for women, veterans and other adults interested in pursuing high wage, in-demand careers in the trades.

The class, “Creating Your Future: Careers in the Trades,” will meet online on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. for eight sessions running from February 25 to April 15. Students can participate in the class via the internet or at their local adult education office.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about KVCC’s trades programs in energy services and technology, electrical technology, electrical lineworker technology, precision machining technology, applied electronics and computer technology, and pulp and paper technology. The class will also include a site visit to KVCC to tour their trade’s facilities, meet instructors, and take the next steps toward admission. Travel support will be provided.

Many of KVCC’s trades and technology programs include training on the latest renewable energy technologies including solar, biomass and geothermal.

Class participants will identify job skills and work interests, learn about financial aid options, and plan for the education needed to start a new career. Women and veterans are encouraged to attend.

For more information or to register contact Jean Dempster at Women, Work, and Community at 1-800-442-2092 or email: dempster@maine.edu.