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Networking group planned for job seekers aged 50 and over

WILMINGTON — The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s group of more than 50 job seekers is scheduled to meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom.

The group is for those who are unemployed and actively seeking; underemployed; seek a new career direction; re-entering the labor market after a long period of unemployment; or recently retired and looking for a “career recovery”.

Participants join a professional networking forum with their peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to building new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help you in your career transition.

Each meeting proposes a new subject. On Wednesday, February 2, the topic of the week will be “Creating your career pitch”.

Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics related to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, breakout rooms for networking, and coaching advice.

Each bi-weekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, an experienced career coach. She is also a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker, and entrepreneur.

To register for the event, visit the Wilmington Memorial Library website at wilmlibrary.org.

Wilmington Memorial Library partnered with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Shrewsbury and Tewksbury to sponsor the group.

MCC’s online hotel management program ranks in top 40

LOWELL – Middlesex Community College ranked No. 29 in the nation on the 2022 list of top online associates in hospitality management programs by Intelligent.com.

Intelligent.com rated 120 universities and colleges, comparing 144 programs that “meet high quality standards for rigorous coursework and are generally transferable to other regionally accredited institutions.”

The MCC was awarded for the “Best Specialization”.

MCC’s hospitality and culinary arts program coordinator Kim Morrissey said the college’s hospitality program prepares students for a variety of high-demand careers in hospitality, catering and hotel management. ‘events.

For more information, visit https://middlesex.mass.edu/hospitality.

UMass Lowell Astronomy Night to showcase February skies

LOWELL — UMass Lowell’s Astronomy Night will share what astronomers can see in the sky throughout the month at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9.

The free event will also introduce the public to the university’s Richard Schueller Observatory and will be led by astronomer Silas Laycock, associate professor of physics at UMass Lowell.

Laycock will begin with a brief introduction to the installation. After this session, guests will take a short walk to the observatory, where astronomers will provide views through telescopes, weather permitting.

Members of the public should register to attend the event by emailing [email protected] Guests are required to wear face masks during portions of the event that take place indoors.

The event will take place in Room 101 of Dugan Hall on UMass Lowell South Campus at 883 Broadway St. Free parking is available in the parking lot at 900 Broadway St.