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Augusta-Based Educational Institution Offers Tuition-Free Workshops

New Ventures Maine is planning tuition-free online workshops and courses for September, including self-paced and interactive online workshops designed to help Mainers gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to start a business, build a career and manage money, according to a news release from the Augusta-based educational institution.

The full course schedule with offers for September and beyond can be accessed at

Self-paced lessons include:

• Grow your business online: Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to create an attractive small business presence and website. Made possible by Empower by GoDaddy in partnership with New Ventures Maine. Sign up anytime. Work at your own pace. Complete by December 31.

• My next career move: Assess skills, interests and experiences and link them to career options. Identify high growth employment areas, explore education and training options. Reinforced CV for a targeted job search. Register before November 18. Work at your own pace. Complete by December 31.

Additional online courses include single and multi-session workshops:

Manage your money

• My Money Works: Wednesdays Sept. 7-Oct. 5, 10-11 a.m. Gain the skills and confidence to stretch money, pay bills, reduce debt, find money to save, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve a greater financial stability.

• Manage your money: Tuesdays, August 30 to September 30. 13, 6:30-7:30pm Learn how to budget, repair your credit, and create a savings plan. Participate in one, two or three workshops. August 30: Budgeting Basics; September 6: Let’s talk credit; September 13: Make your savings grow.

Build your career

• Building Trust: Thursdays, Sept. 22-Oct. 6am, 10am-11:30am Whether you’re navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or just want to be more confident, join this class to assess confidence and learn actionable tools to help build confidence. trust and keep it strong.

• Job search workshops: Tuesdays, from August 30 to September 30. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ready for a new job or career change? Attend one, two or three of these workshops. August 30: Job Search Strategies; September 6: Recovery Strategies; September 13: Interview Strategies.

• Making career choices: Tuesday, September 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. Ready for a career change, but not sure where to start? This workshop will cover what to consider when choosing a career and resources to help you succeed. Also offered on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Building a Strong Future: Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Take steps toward work that matches values ​​and skills while meeting needs, such as desired salary and benefits. In three 90-minute class sessions, begin to build a plan for the envisioned strong future. Also offered Oct. 19-Nov. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.

start a business

• Business Success Series: Wednesdays Sept. 7-Oct. 7:00-1:00 PM Business Success is a series of eight dynamic online workshops, created to help understand and manage the many components of successfully starting and growing a business. Register for one or more workshops in the series.

• Introduction to self-employment: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Is self-employment the right choice? The course covers the pros and cons of owning a business, the steps needed to get started, the main elements of a business plan, and resources for success.

To register for any of the above courses, visit or call 800-442-2092.

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