Start the year with a new career! The Presque Isle Career Center announces January programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employ-ability.

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Workshops and events are held at the Career Center unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all Career Center programs.

**Creating Winning Resumes**- Workshops offered Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 9 a.m. to noon. Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand after this three-hour workshop.

**Computer Boot Camp**- Workshops offered Jan. 10 and 31, 9 a.m. Do you find it difficult to apply for jobs using computers? Are you a beginner computer user? Come in to learn the basic steps of using a computer in a no-pressure atmosphere. You must pre-register to ensure there will be a computer available for your use. Call 760-6300 and ask for Pete or Jenna.

**Gateways to Employment**- Workshops offered in two locations: Houlton on Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. and in Presque Isle on Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. Want to jump start your job search? Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application.

**Financial Aid**- Jan. 15, 22 and 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Please pre-register at 800-281-3703 or http://meoc.maine.edu .

**Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History**- Workshops offered Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. Do you have a criminal background? Are you having trouble finding work? This workshop will give job search tips, suggestions on how to respond to those hard-to-answer questions and identify where best to seek employment that will lead to a successful job search.

Call 760-6300 for additional information and to register for workshops held at the Career Center. The Career Center, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the Career Center website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .