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Community Collaborations! Whatever you are looking for we are here to meet your needs! [Kittery Adult Education]

Community Collaborations!

Whatever you are looking for we are here to meet your needs!

Kittery Adult Education –

* Evening programs:  high school diploma/HiSET credentialing, ESL, college/career advising, accuplacer testing, tutoring, arts & crafts, foreign languages, cooking, lectures, wellness, computers & business, general enrichment, volunteer opportunities

Kittery Community Center –

* Day/Evening programs: fitness, sports, trips, meals, celebrations, childcare, preschool, performing arts, room rentals

Kittery Historical and Naval Museum –

* Day programs:  tours/collections, events, lectures, store

Kittery Land Trust –

* Day programs: walks, lectures, children’s programs, volunteer opportunities

Rice Public Library –

* Day/Evening programs: children/teen programs, movie nights, lectures, public computers/Wi-Fi, computer classes, books/movies


Posted by Cindy Furbish  on July 25, 2017 | Read more in: News

College Tranistions [Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education]


Posted by Patti Sloat  on July 19, 2017

Picture Yourself As CNA: Training Has August Start [Lewiston Adult Education]


            People interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant have two different options beginning next month.

            Auburn Adult and Community Education’s Earn While You Learn program and Lewiston Adult Education’s Ready to Work program will partner with St. Mary’s Health System for CNA training in August.

            CNA students will complete 180 hours of classroom instruction and labs and 70 hours of clinical work at St. Mary’s. After completing the training, students will need to pass the state exam to be eligible for state certification.

            To apply for either program, visit or call 207-777-8781. Contact Auburn Adult and Community Education at 207-333-6661 or Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 for additional information.




Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 17, 2017

Save the Date ~ September 2017 Orientation [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Are you ready to earn your High School Diploma or prepare for HiSET testing? Are you ready to enter college and need help with applications, Accuplacer testing or financial aid? Are you interested in college prep courses such as Algebra, Reading, or Writing? If you said yes to any of these questions, call 377-2265 to register for Academic Orientation.  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm at Winthrop Adult Ed, 39A Highland Avenue, Winthrop.

Meet the staff and other students, learn about our programs, take assessments to determine what your educational needs are, and then we will work together to meet those needs. By the end of orientation you will know what the next steps will be toward achieving your educational goals.




Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on July 13, 2017 | Read more in: News

Crossbow Hunter Education Courses [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Crossbow Hunter Education Course 

August 3, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Call 207-493-4272 to register!

Caribou Learning Center

To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting license, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game (either a big game hunting license or an archery license), and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course or evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting licenses issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this State or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979. When proof or evidence cannot be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit.

A resident or nonresident 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license (no crossbow license required). Please see the Crossbow Hunting License Fact Sheet.

With a valid crossbow hunting license, a person may hunt bear with a crossbow during the open season on bear, and may hunt deer with a crossbow during the open firearm season on deer. The crosshow hunting license may not be used to hunt deer during the expanded archery season, archery season, muzzleloading season, or to hunt turkey during the fall turkey season.

Total Course = 3 hrs. 30 min

  • History & Modern Crossbows = 30 Minutes
  • Responsibility & Ethics = 1 Hour
  • Accessories= 20 Minutes
  • Shooting & Handling = 20 Minutes
  • Special Concerns = 20 Minutes
  • Laws & Safety = 30 Minutes
  • Testing & Review= 30 Minutes

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on July 13, 2017 | Read more in: News and Safety Courses

New MMRACE Advisory Board Member [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

MMRACE proudly announces the addition of Dana Hamilton of KVCAP to our Advisory Board.  Dana's wealth of experience will be a great addition to our already outstanding board. We look forward to working together to provide excellent opportunities for our students.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on July 12, 2017

Trimmer Wins Adult Education Teacher Of Year Award [Lewiston Adult Education]



          A lawyer who changed careers to teach adult education has picked up a top award.

            The Maine Adult Education Association presented Jessica Trimmer with its teacher of the year award on June 22 during its annual conference held at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.

            Trimmer joined Lewiston Adult Education in 2006 after working as a lawyer for four years. Tutoring international students at the University of Southern Maine as a University of Maine School of Law student got her interested in teaching. Trimmer has taught Adult Basic Education, English Speakers of Other Languages and citizenship classes in addition to assisting inmates at the Androscoggin County Jail get their high school equivalency.

            She credited her fellow teachers at the Adult Learning Center with helping her when she first started and for their continued support. Trimmer, who teaches intermediate English, said her students’ work ethic impresses her and how some may know from six to eight different languages.

             A comment she heard in class from a student talking about community got her thinking about the overall mission she has.

             “It struck me because the learning center is a place where we come in from different communities and become one,”she said.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 6, 2017 | Read more in: News

Are You Interested In A Career In Information Technology? [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

TechHire is a Program designed to recruit, assess, train and place young adults into Maine's IT industry in positions like computer support specialist, software, and health information.  Completed training will result in credentials recognized by the IT industry.  This grant funded program provides a host of services to train young adults (between the ages of 17 and 29), as well as career changers who are looking to transition into IT roles.*  Eligibility requirements do apply.  This 4 million dollar project is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to Coastal Counties Wrokforce, inc.  This program/activity is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 

For more information please contact: (Depending on region)

Northeastern Workfore are (Aroostook, Hancock, Penobsot, Piscataquis, Washington counties): Aleigh Wood,  or 207-561-4042

Central/Western Workforce are (androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec, Somerset counties): Charles Woodbury,  or 207-753-9082

Costal Counties Workforce are (York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Linocln, Waldo and Knox counties):  Dylan Barnett,  or 207-274-9131

*For those over the age of 29, connect with your local career center to learn what training and employment services are available.


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on June 27, 2017 | Read more in: Events

Outstanding Teacher 2017, Sue Lasselle! [RSU16 Adult Education ]

On June 22, 2017, our teacher Sue Lasselle was awarded an Outstanding Teacher 2017 Award at our Maine Adult Education Conference.  Read her nomination below!

Sue Lasselle

Nomination for Susan Lasselle, MAEA Teacher of the Year Award

A good teacher is one who can understand those who are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding. Dwight Eisenhower may have said it, but Sue gives it life.

Sue has taught for our program since 2002.  She has been a teacher in both regular and special education since 1984, however, and she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and patience to the youth and adults she works with in our program. Since the beginning of her teaching career on a Native American Reservation, her philosophy has always been that every student can learn if they feel safe and accepted in the classroom. This belief has been key to her teaching success over the years and has resulted in many changed lives in our community.

Her knowledge of learning and development has been a perfect match for our program’s mission to provide adults of all ages and abilities with continued learning opportunities in a safe, flexible and nurturing environment… Sue has a knack for meeting students where they are at, both academically and socially, and she treats all students as individuals, with a respect that some have not often had the privilege of experiencing.

Instruction is also individualized in our small program, always based on a learner’s personal needs and goals.  Sue’s extensive Special Education background assists her in creating materials and applying different strategies to meet student needs and learning styles. Beginning with the Individual Learning Plan meeting, when presenting personal academic information or feedback which can be tough for some people to hear, she calmly explains factors that can prevent school success and discusses strategies to work through barriers that have gone unrecognized or seemed insurmountable in the past. During these meetings, Sue is sensitive and compassionate as she shares visually as well as verbally, where they are and where they need to be to achieve growth and make academic progress. Students leave feeling positive about the incremental steps they have outlined in the ILP together.  Many come believing messages that they are incapable of success, but Sue instills seeds of hope and confidence, and students quickly learn to respect the guide and advocate they have in her.

Over the last 5 years, Sue has taken a dozen College Math and English classes in order to become certified in all areas of Adult Education, beyond Social Studies.  She has also participated in the Competency Based Teaching and Learning Academy, as well as the CCRS Teacher Trainer Academy.  Through it all, she always learns through the lens of how students can benefit, constantly looking for ways to improve her own practices in order to better serve her students.  When asked to take on yet another initiative, she does so without hestitation – especially where student learning can be positively impacted.  Sue is also mindful of budgeting and fiscal responsibility and uses resources wisely and creatively.  She is more than an asset to our program, she is the glue!

Thank you Sue!  And Congratulations!




Posted by Jenny Rose  on June 22, 2017 | Read more in: News

Skowhegan Job Fair [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on June 21, 2017