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Lewiston Summer STEAM Rolls On For Families [Lewiston Adult Education]

Yahya Ismael has taught Arabic for the past academic year at Lewiston High School and will teach a one-night Basic Arabic class to kick off Lewiston Adult Education’s summer enrichment programs for families.

Catapults and robots will help to teach science lessons this summer as part of Lewiston Adult Education programming for parents and children.

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) events will run from June to August. They are part of a collaboration between Lewiston Adult Education and a number of organizations, including 4-H and Bates College.

The first scheduled class is Basic Arabic taught by Yahya Ismael on June 27 at Lewiston High School. Ismael has taught Arabic to high school students for the past academic year and will give the one-night lesson a few weeks before his return to his home in Egypt.

Maisy Cyr of 4-H Youth Development will teach Physics Concepts on Aug. 1 and Fun with Catapults on Aug. 15. Chris Dorman of the Maine State Library will give lessons as part of the Aug. 22 Robots class. Doug Dumont of Lewiston High School’s Aspirations Lab with give tips in his Preparing for College class on Aug. 24.

All but one of the classes will be held at Lewiston High School. Nicole Hastings will host Discover Stars at Ladd Planetarium at Bates College on July 18.

The events are free, but registration is required. For more information, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 24, 2017 | Read more in: News

Spring sunset after fiddle class! [MSAD#44 Continuing Education]


Posted by Lois Ruff  on May 24, 2017

2017 Graduates [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Congratulations Graduates of 2017 !

Since Graduation of May 2016 to May 2017,

87 students have received high school and HiSet diploma's.

On Thursday, May 18th, 2017,

13 students participated in being honored for their achievement

at the Caribou Learning Center.

Too late for the photo but not to late to march

was this years recipiant of the director's award, John Barretto.

Congratulations Marching Graduates of 2017 !




Posted by Karen Rockwell  on May 23, 2017

Lewiston Construction Graduates Celebrate Building Futures [Lewiston Adult Education]


Lewiston Construction Training Program graduate Farah Djireh, left, and Lewiston Adult Education instructor Greg ates took part in the graduation ceremony at Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston

A group of Lewiston Adult Education students have gained construction and work readiness training along with work experience thanks to local partnerships.

The Lewiston Construction Training Program students celebrated their graduation on April 25 at Tree Street Youth Community Center in Lewiston. The graduates were Isaias Mulume, Farah Djireh, Abdulrazzaq Al Masoodi, Abdikani Abdulle and Hussameldin Eminire.

The program used the Integrated Education and Training model, which features class time on construction skills training and communications as well as working with local contractors. Students spent 16 to 24 hours each week on the job with H.E. Callahan, Industrial Roofing Corporation or Hahnel Brothers. Contractors also provided guidance and feedback about the content of the curriculum.

“Based on their input the curriculum included a Work Ready component, basic math (fractions, decimals, percentages), familiarity with basic hand and power tools and worksite safety training. Successful candidates graduate from the program with work ready, OSHA 10 and RRP (lead abatement) credentials as well as eight weeks of hands-on work experience,” Gorman Foundation Senior Program Associate Sara Gagne-Holmes said.

All the graduates had interviews with potential employers after the ceremony. Average wages in contracting are going up and many veteran workers are nearing retirement age, said instructor Jason Merritt.

“Right now, the construction industry is in dire need of skilled laborers and construction workers – carpenters, plumbers, electricians. It’s everywhere. You name the trade,” he said.

Merritt, who also teaches construction trades at Lewiston Regional Technical Center, said he and teachers at Central Maine Community College have gotten calls from contractors looking to make hires. If the construction industry does not find a solution to its shortage of workers, Merritt said jobs could be outsourced to other countries.

Along with members of the graduates’ families, the audience had many people who helped the program become a reality. They included contractors Brian Demshar of H.E. Callahan and John Ferland of Hahnel Brothers. Members of Western Maine Community Action, the Root Cellar, Tree Street Youth Center, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services, Lewiston CareerCenter, the City of Lewiston and the John T. Gorman Foundation also attended the ceremony. The Gorman Foundation provided support for program.

Workforce coach Kim Sullivan, Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant, instructor Jason Merritt and instructor Greg Yates spoke to the graduates and noted some of the challenges they had overcome. Misty Parker of Lewiston Economic Development and employer liaison Jamie O'Connell also congratulated students during the ceremony.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 22, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lawrence Adult Education Graduation [Lawrence Adult Education]

Lawrence Adult Education's 39th annual Graduation will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Williamson Auditorium at Lawrence Jr./Sr. High School, 7 School Street, Fairfield, Maine.

For more information call 453-4200, ext. 3114.


Posted by Kathy Cote  on May 19, 2017

Business Basics [MSAD #27 Continuing Education]


Posted by Heidi Michaud  on May 17, 2017

Welcome to MSAD#44 Continuing Education! [MSAD#44 Continuing Education]


It's our mission to serve as a bridge for adult learners, providing a nurturing environment in which to reach their personal and employability goals. From High School completion through College Transitions to the University of Maine, our Continuing Education department can guide the adult student through the process. 

This year, we are celebrating twenty-one years as a University of Maine Interactive Television (ITV) site.


  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your adult education website.


Posted by Vickie Cummings  on May 16, 2017 | Read more in: News

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Posted by Lois Ruff  on May 16, 2017

MT BLUE ADULT ED GRADUATION 2017 [RSD #9 Franklin County Adult Basic Education]

It is an exciting time of year when we formally celebrate the accomplishments of our students at Mt. Blue Adult Ed!  Everyone is invited to attend Mt. Blue Adult Ed graduation on Thursday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bjorn Auditorium on the Mt. Blue High School Campus.  We will acknowledge our students who have successfully completed their HiSET exams for their High School Equivalency diplomas, students who have completed their high school credits and will receive their Adult Ed diplomas, students who have successfully completed their College Transitions 16 week course, and we will be pinning our CNA students.  Please come and celebrate with these amazing students!


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on May 16, 2017 | Read more in: Events and News

Save the Date ~ Graduation Class of 2017 [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Graduation for the Class of 2017 will be Monday, June 12 at 7pm at the Baily Public Library. Join us in celebrating our Class of 2017 graduates. All are welcome to attend.


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on May 16, 2017 | Read more in: News