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Customers Service Training Set to Start on Oct. 26 at Lewiston Adult Ed [Lewiston Adult Education]

No-cost training for eligible particpants is scheduled to begin on Oct. 26 at Lewiston Adult Education.

People who go through the short-term program will receive a Ready2Work/Technology-Customer Service Certificate, which is specialized training recognized by Argo Marketing Group, Inc. The company has full and part-time openings, with opportunities for advancement

Last September, the Maine Department of Education announced it had awarded a grant to Lewiston Adult Education to provide training for hundreds of new jobs at Argo Marketing .The company is adding 300 positions, with benefits, at its Lewiston location within the next year resulting from a partnership with iYogi, a computer-support services business based in India.

Lewiston Adult Education will offer integrated training that includes keyboarding, technology, critical reading and customer service training.

Contact the Lewiston Career Center at 753-9005 or 800-741-2991. TYY users may call Maine Relay 711.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 6, 2015

What's going on at MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education! [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

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Posted by Kelly Cabral  on October 6, 2015

Conversation Group with English Learners at Baxter Memorial Library [Gorham Adult Education]


Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on October 6, 2015 | Read more in: News

Meet our author Jeff Ryan [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Jeff RyanMeet our instructor/author, Jeff Ryan. He will be talking about the manuscript for his first book, "Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on the Appalachian Trail" on October 8. Register today at…/appalachian-odyssey-author…

... Jeff and a hiking partner climbed Maine’s highest 50 mountains in one year. He began “section hiking” the Appalachian Trail with a friend in 1985, which the duo completed in 2013. That accomplishment led to Jeff’s first book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on the Appalachian Trail, to be published in spring 2016.


In addition to the AT and PCT, Jeff has hiked an impressive list of shorter trails including The Long Trail (VT), the Midstate Trail, Mattacomet-Monadnock Trail and Taconic Crest Trail (MA), the North-South Trail (RI) and the New England Trail (CT and MA).

In 1991, Jeff traversed Maine south to north by bicycle, foot and canoe—a 500 plus mile trip he and a friend completed in 24 days.

Lately, Jeff has focused on completing his quest to climb New England’sHundred Highest mountains and is planning another long distance adventure. In between trips, Jeff is a dedicated writer and voracious reader. When he’s not in a tent, he sleeps in a real bed in the Portland, Maine area.


Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 6, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News

Odysseyware for High School Diploma Credits [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Odysseyware is a computerized learning program that offers you the opportunity to earn credits toward your high school diploma. Odysseyware enables you to work at your own pace with the assistance of our certified instructor, Paula Raymond, who is available in the adult education computer lab during established times. In addition, you may use this web-based program to prepare for college level courses and the HiSET exam.  Mrs. Raymond also teaches several of our traditional High School Diploma courses.  For more information please call our office at 873-5754.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on October 5, 2015

Introduction to Hula Hoop ~October Session [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Come explore hula hooping as a fun new activity! This two evening session will allow participants to learn the basics of hula hooping and to craft your own custom hoop to take home! No Experience necessary!

One Tuesday, October 20  & One Thursday, October 22


Location: Winthrop Middle School Cafeteria

Fee: $25 plus $25 supply fee


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on October 5, 2015 | Read more in: News

Adult Learning Center students finish class on financial literacy [Lewiston Adult Education]

Clement Yombe


A group of students has completed a financial literacy program at Lewiston’s Adult Learning Center aimed at making them more self-sufficient and successful.

Clement Yombe, program coordinator for Community Financial Literacy, taught the five-week class for English Speakers of Other Languages that covered topics including the American banking system, loans and credit cards.

“We have had so many success stories. Students had zero for a credit score and within one year, they had a good credit score that helped them qualify for a car loan,” Yombe said.

He taught the five-week class in English and French to 15 people who received certificates on Thursday at the Adult Learning Center, which is in the lower level of Longley School on Birch Street. Yombe has taught the class for the last four years.

For more information about money management classes or other kinds of instruction, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or go to


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 2, 2015

Lewiston College Transition students try mini-class at CMCC [Lewiston Adult Education]

Christina Monahan and Clarenece Rawding take part in a visit to Central Maine Community College's campus on Thursday.

Students in the Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program participated in a mini-class at Central Maine Community College in Auburn as part of a Thursday visit.

Learning and Advising Specialist Julia Edwards of CMCC started the class with a discussion about President Obama’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly and then moved into an explanation about the civil war in Syria. The students received a copy of the speech and a list of potential questions before class.

“It was my students’ first experience in a college setting and I saw it ignite the spark of interest in higher learning and in their desire for higher education,” said Amy Hatch, College Transition Program Instructor at Lewiston Adult Education.

They were asked to highlight parts of the speech they agreed with and others with which they disagreed. Their two-hour class also included a discussion explanation about countries with capitalist economies, such as the United States.

Students in the program will return to CMCC at the end of October for a campus tour and a visit to the library as part of the work on a research paper.

Hatch praised Edwards for the time she spent with students and her willingness to answer questions about college.

For more information about Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program or other classes, call 207-795-4141.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 2, 2015 | Read more in: News

Firearms Hunter Safety Course [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Firearms Hunter Safety Course






Homestudy required and must be present both days

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

October 20, 21 & 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

For more information on this course, click the link below:

Eastern Aroostook  Adult & Community Education, Caribou Learning Center, 75 Bennett Drive Caribou, Maine.  We are between Docs Place & the wellness center, and across the drive from the county federal credit union.  Please call to register: (207) 493-4272

Need a closer course to you, or one at a more conveniant time?

Visit Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on October 1, 2015 | Read more in: Safety Courses

Flooding Cancels Ellsworth Adult Ed Classes [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education evening classes are cancelled for tonight, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Savvy Traveler and America's Boating class will start next week at the scheduled time.

Hoop Dance will meet at the regularly scheduled time next week.


If you have any questions, please contact us at or 664-7110.


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 30, 2015 | Read more in: News