EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 1, 2014

Mobile career center appears in Haverhill today


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Mayor James Fiorentini in partnership with the ValleyWorks Career Center will use the Haverhill Police Incident Command vehicle to provide area residents with a variety of employment services. The vehicle will be parked at Fantini’s Bakery in the Mount Washington neighborhood today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet with an employment adviser to discuss job search services, interviewing skills, labor market information, job search and computer workshops, educational and training opportunities, youth services, summer youth programs and veteran services. Please bring your resume for a free resume review. Learn about current job openings, recruitment and job fair events, special events, unemployment insurance issues and how to access financial assistance.

ValleyWorks will also provide services in the Incident Command vehicle on April 14 and 29, at a site to be determined. ValleyWorks plans to move into its new location in Haverhill sometime in May.

District Parent Council meets tomorrow

The District Parent Council will hold is monthly meeting tomorrow from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. in Central Office, Room 104, City Hall, 4 Summer St. The public is invited. Topics of discussion include an update from the superintendent and the head nurse, and a presentation by Jennifer Kirby of the Hunking Community Outreach Committee. Also an update on the annual Write Away contest.

NECC offers a Day in the College Classroom

Northern Essex Community College will host “College for a Day” on April 30, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Haverhill campus at 100 Elliot St. This event is free and open to the public and is an opportunity for prospective students to see all that Northern Essex has to offer.

Visitors can sit in on a real college class, take a tour of the campus, attend a financial aid session or enjoy Spring Jam — an outdoor spring celebration,” said Laurie Dimitrov, director of admissions and recruitment at Northern Essex Community College. “We’ll have staff from across the college available to answer any questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer opportunities, career and supportive services, too.”

Interested individuals can register to attend by contacting admissions at 978-556-3721 or admissions@necc.mass.edu.

Participants will start their day in the lobby of the Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center. From there they can attend any or all of the course samplings which change every hour. People can choose to sit in on just one course or spend the entire day. In addition, campus tours and financial aid sessions will be available.

Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu/getting-started/experience-college-for-a-day.

Spring Fling Craft Fair is Saturday

Riverside Memorial Church at 278 Groveland St. will hold its fifth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature Easter gifts and snacks for Easter baskets, spring gifts and more. For information about participating crafters, call Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or visit online at www.thebusychickadees.com.

NECC alumniplan golf tourney

Northern Essex Community College’s Alumni Association will host its first Golf Tournament on June 23 at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill.

This event, will which be presented annually, is open to all golfers not just NECC alumni. Renaissance Golf Club was recently named “Course of the Year” for all of New England by the New England Chapter of the National Golf Course Owner of America. The event begins at noon and will include 18 holes of golf, with a cart, lunch, an awards dinner, and a golf gift bag. Participants will have the opportunity to win a free car donated by Regan Ford, the event’s Hole-in-One sponsor. Other sponsors include the event’s practice range sponsor, Salem Co-Operative Bank, and dinner sponsor, Comfort Home Care. Golfers who register before April 1 will receive the early bird foursome special rate of $750. The individual golf rate is $200. For more information or to register, visit www.necc.mass.edu/alumni or contact Lindsey Mayo at 978-556-3621.

Free Diabetes Workshop planned

A free diabetes workshop with free nutritional assessments runs for six weeks on Tuesdays, from April 14 to May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave. Workshops are provided by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Complimentary lunch provided by the hospital. More information is available from Kathryn at 978-946-1260.

Participants needed for Manufacturing Program at NECC

Northern Essex Community College has extended the deadline to enroll in a free, 25-week, Advanced Manufacturing Training Program.

Participants can chose to enroll in the basic machine track offered in partnership with Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School or the basic electronic track offered in partnership with the Greater Lawrence Technical School. Tuition is grant funded.

The program begins April 22 and ends in late October. Classes will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., four to five days a week. This program, which was modeled on a similar but shorter NECC pilot program which resulted in jobs for those who completed the program, will prepare participants for jobs as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operators, CNC machine technicians, electro-mechanical assemblers, electrical and electronic technicians, and test technicians.

“We developed this program with local employers, who helped design the curriculum to meet their specifications. Graduates of the program will have a real competitive edge when apply for jobs,” noted George Moriarty, executive director of the College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education.

Graduates of the pilot program have been hired by Arwood Machine Inc. in Newburyport, which is a manufacturer of ultra-precision metal components used in aerospace, communications, and defense and AW Chesterton in Groveland, a global leader in making polymer and mechanical seals.

More information is available from Renee Deyermond at rdeyermond@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1223.