Good Afternoon all. just wanted to share this email with you. We are hosting our 3rd Annual High School Aspirations Youth Event and Employment Fair to be held at the Katahdin Higher Education Center on April 27th. The youth part of the event will be held from 1-3pm with an employment fair to be open to the public from 3-4:30 that day. I will be going out the local high schools to prepare HS Sophomore, juniors and seniors who plan to attend that day. We along with staff from EMDC will be hosting a session on resume writing, interview skills and techniques a few weeks before this event. Please feel free to reach out to any employers in your community who may like to attend and have a table to showcase their business and or services that day.  We have been working to debunk the myths of "no employment opportunity" in the region and to retain and bring back our youth. Thanks!


On Behalf of Eastern Maine Community College , The University of Maine at Augusta and Eastern Maine Development Corporation, please save the date and plan to join us once again this spring as we host another "Building Aspirations for Young Adult Engagement and Employment Fair" On April 27th in the afternoon (more details to follow) at the Katahdin Higher Education Center.




Why: Maine is facing a shortage of skilled employees in conjunction with an ageing population. In addition we see the number of high school graduates is continuing to decrease. Eastern Maine Community College's Penquis Higher Education Center is committed to being a leader in developing strategies to increase the number of available high skilled graduates in the region.


Business & Industry Partners: We encourage businesses to attend and showcase to young adults, what skills and credentials are needed to work for their company/industry. We will also be reaching out to area high schools to prepare juniors and seniors for this event, to meet with you and explore potential job opportunities that you may have open or anticipate having open in a "job fair" setting


Our Goals for this Event:

* Increase awareness of employment opportunity and higher education in the region

* Engage potential employers with students

* Debunk some of the higher education myths

* Encourage students to develop a specific plan for beyond high school that has tangible goals with resources and connections within the region


 Thank you and I will send more details soon!




UMA East Mill Center  Debora Rountree, M.Ed


UMA East Millinocket Center


1 Dirigo Dr Suite 1

East Millinocket, ME 04430 -


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