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Posted by Shelley McGowan  on November 24, 2015

LET US BE YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR 2016!!! [RSD #9 Franklin County Adult Basic Education]

Let Mt. Blue Adult Ed be part of your 2016 New Year's Resolution - Call today to register for January Orientation ... earn your high school diploma,  further your education or prepare for a career.

Our next two-day Orientation is scheduled for January 6 & 7 from 9-3 at the Mt. Blue Adult Education Learning Center on the Mt. Blue campus.  We will assess your learning level and the instructors will customize your education to meet your needs.

Call 778-3460 today to register for January's Orientation. We can't wait to meet and work with you!  Your future is so bright, we will ALL need to wear shades!!


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on November 24, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News

'Contribute to their Community to the Best of Their Abilities': New Mainers Project Explained [Lewiston Adult Education]

Irina Petranek

Irina Petranek works as an English Speakers of Other Languages teacher and job coach for Lewiston Adult Education. She talked about the New Mainers Refugee Workforce Development Project, which is held at the B Street Community Center in Lewiston. The project is a federally funded pilot program run in Portland and Lewiston. It is a collaborative effort of Portland Adult Edult Education, Lewiston Adult Education, Catholic Charities of Maine, the City of Portland Refugee Services, the City of Lewiston as well as the Portland and Lewiston CareerCenters.

1. What kind of help do you give to students in your class?

The goal of the program is to prepare students for the workforce in the USA. This includes discussing such topics as job applications, resumes, job search,  job interviews, soft skills necessary to be successful at work here. We also provide them with the information about various resources in the community that can help with employment -- job agencies, training programs, the Lewiston CareerCenter, local companies. 

2. Where do they come from?

The students in this New Mainers class come from Angola, Congo, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen, Togo. 

3. Why did they move to the United States?

Many of them are moving away from conflict, whether war or political reasons.

4. What would you want people to know about your students' goals? 

I would like people to know that the students in this class as well as other students in our programs are highly-motivated and hardworking people who want to contribute to their community to the best of their abilities. 


Posted by Michael Reagan  on November 23, 2015 | Read more in: News

RSU 29/70 and RSU 50 College Transitions Programs a Proud Sponsor [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]

RSU 29/70 and RSU 50 College Transitions Programs are proud to be sponsoring online streaming for the 2015 Houlton Rotary Auction.

Additionally, these two College Transitions programs will also be co-sponsoring, in conjuction with many other area  businesses, live streaming of area high school basketball games on the WHOU website this winter.  

Adult education is providing many ways for you to connect to your community.  Be looking for our huge schedule of winter programming to appear in the Houlton Pioneer Times in December, and remember, When you Think of Getting Ready for College, Think College Transitions.

College Transitions Information Video



Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on November 23, 2015 | Read more in: News

Course Evaluations [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education is committed to providing adult education offerings to meet the needs and interests of community members.   Our faculty and staff would greatly appreciate your contribution to our continuous improvement.  If you could please take a few minutes to complete this evaluation we commit to reading and analyzing the results!

Please help us to continue to improve and provide excellent learning opportunities by completing a course evaluation:  CLICK HERE


Posted by Annie Sargent  on November 19, 2015 | Read more in: Events

New Learning Center Hours [MSAD#44 Continuing Education]

New Learning Center Hours

Tuesday: 12:30pm-4:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-12:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm, 5pm:7:30pm



Posted by Deanna Fowles  on November 12, 2015

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

Firearms Hunter Safety Course




Homestudy required and must be present both days

February 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

And February 16, 2016 - 8:00 am to 3:00 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 November 12, 2015 | Read more in: Safety Courses

Hosting an Archery Hunter Safety Hunter Safety [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Archery Hunter Safety

February 3, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

And February 17, 2016 - 8:00 am to 3:00 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


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on November 12, 2015 | Read more in: Safety Courses

Body Transformation/Sculpting [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]

Body Transformation/Sculpting

Jennifer Desjardins

       This class will focus on phases of mixed strength and cardio circuits. This class is designed to beat the “plateau” effect. These circuits will target total body sculpting, lean muscle definition, fat loss and increased core strength. The class is designed for intermediate and advanced persons. However modification will be performed and demonstrated for beginners’ as well. Healthy eating tips along with other great resources will be provided during this class.  Please bring an exercise mat along with your choice of 2 lb, 3 lb or 5 lb weights.

       Payment to be made directly to the instructor on the first night of class.  Thank you.  



5:00-5:45 PM

November 30 to December 30

CHS, Cafeteria



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on November 12, 2015

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH AN ADULT ED COURSE? [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

Do you want to make some extra money doing something you already love to do? If you have a special talent or hobby, we would like to hear from you! We are currently recruiting Enrichment Instructors for our Spring 2016 semester. That’s right; you can get paid for sharing your skill with others, no experience necessary. The only qualification is a willingness to share your talents. Our Spring courses generally start up the week after February Vacation (February 22, 2016), and end the week before April Vacation (April 11, 2016). You can choose to hold your course in 8 weekly sessions, one night only, all day workshops, or anything in between. Our schedule is very flexible. Our classes are held in Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, and Milo. We are able to offer daytime classes in our Dover-Foxcroft location, Monday through Thursday. Our Dover-Foxcroft location also offers a full kitchen for food related classes, and a gym for exercise/recreational classes (subject to gym schedule/availability). All other locations are available for late afternoon and evening classes. Dexter classes are held at our Dexter Learning Center (in the Millworks building across from Bud's Shop n' Save), Guilford classes are held at Piscataquis Community Secondary School, and Milo classes are held at Penquis Valley High School.

If you are interested in working with us, fill out our online form, or download our application and mail it in, email it, or drop it off to us at PVAEC Adult Education, 50 Mayo Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. All applications will be reviewed and approved/disapproved by our director.

We are open to ALL suggestions, but here is a quick list of some of our most requested topics: photography, cooking, baking, dancing (line dancing has done extremely well in the past), exercise (Zumba, yoga, etc.), fly tying, and all types of arts and crafts.

For questions, please call 564-6525, or email
We look forward to hearing from you!

 Click here for our ONLINE APPLICATION




Posted by Hilda Roberts  on November 9, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News