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Getting Paid to Talk [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Getting Paid to Talk

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.

Instructor:  Jenny Marcotte

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

6:30pm to 9:00pm

GNGHS, Room 145

Visit or call 657-9612 to register!


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on January 29, 2015

PVAEC Releases 'Winter 2015' Newsletter! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]



Posted by Hilda Roberts  on January 29, 2015

Biddeford Adult Education Graduates 2 CNA Classes [Biddeford Adult Education]

December 30th, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 7 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant class.

From L to R: Patti Feda, R.N. Instructor; Kati Duncan; Jillian Dee; Alicia White; Caitlin Beaulieu; Jessica Hebert; Jayde Foresman; Christina Gray; and Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader.

January 22nd, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 5 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant Class.

From L to R: Jessica Pinkerton; Ivy Mahaka; Kathy Bickford, R.N., Instructor; Michele VanderBloeman; Kimberly Alberts; and Francoise Harushimana

Congratulations to all our new C.N.A. Students.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 29, 2015 | Read more in: News

ServSafe - Don't wait until it's too late! [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

 We will be hosting a ServSafe Course on April 21, 2015

from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the Caribou Learning Center, 75 Bennett Drive, Caribou

Please call 207-493-4272 to register or for more information.

Preregistration and payment required in advance.

There is a minimum enrollment, 8 students, to run without postponement.

There is a maximum enrollment of 20 students.

Total cost of $125. includes: book, review, and exam.

For more information, click on links below:





Pretest at HERE to test your knowlege.


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on January 29, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, Post Secondary News, and Safety Courses

Classes Cancelled and Offices Closed [RSU 24 Adult Education]

All RSU 24 Adult Education daytime and evening classed are cancelled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Our office will be closed and all appointments and meetings are cancelled.


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on January 27, 2015

Ellsworth Holds International Pot Luck [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education is hosting an international potluck.  The dinner is free.   Please bring a dish to share that is typical for your family and culture.    Whether you grew up in the Downeast region of Maine or in another country, there are always certain dishes that remind you of your own growing up. 

We look forward to a very simple evening of food and converation--celebrating diverse cultures in our community.  

When: Monday, February 2nd, 5pm

When:  Caferia, Hancock County Technical Center, 112 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth

Who:  Family and Friends

Bring:  Dish to share

Questions?  Email Annie Sargent, or call 664-7110.  





Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 27, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Guided Meditation [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Guided Meditation

Meditation allows us to focus on our 'within' and brings us to a relaxed state. We can shut out external noise for short periods of time allowing the body to rest and refocus. Join Bob Beane, holistic care practitioner as he guides you through this meditation session.

Monday, February 2, 2015

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $20

Loacation:  GNGHS, Rm #172

Visit or call 657-9612 to register!



Posted by Theresa Boynton  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

RSU24 Adult Education Classes Canceled Tuesday, 1/27/15 [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU 24 Adult Education classes (daytime and evening) are cancelled for Tuesday, Jan. 27th, due to the impending blizzard heading our way. Our office will be closed, also. Stay safe!


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on January 26, 2015

Tuesday, January 27th - UTC Adult Education Classes postponed [United Technologies Center]

All evening UTC Adult Education Classes

for Tuesday, January 27th

are cancelled due to the snow storm. 


Classes that were scheduled to begin will start the next regularly scheduled class. 


Posted by Jody White  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News

Are you Interested in a Carrer Opportunity? [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]


Beginning on February 19, 2015

At The Caribou Learning Center from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Certified Maine Assessor/Certified Assessment Technician

          Basic Course 1 – Introduction to Property Tax Assessment. This course explores the basic concepts of property taxation and the assessment process including: the use ofvarious recommended forms, applications and property assessment records; a discussion of important publications, reference materials and information sources; a brief overview of legal provisions; the elements of the mass appraisal process; a hands-on introduction tointerpretation of deed descriptions and tax mapping; and a primer on public relations.

ANYONE ATTENDING THE SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME IS ENCOURAGED TOENROLL IN THIS COURSE. (A calculator, an engineer's scale, and a 360-degree protractor are required.)

            Basic Course 2 – Maine Property Tax Law.  A thorough review of the legal basis for property taxation in Maine, this course identifies and explains: the laws relating to assessors; Maine Revenue Services; real estate and personal property taxation; exemptions; theappeals process; current use laws; recent law changes; and more. .

            Basic Course 3 – Real Estate Appraisal.  This course covers the three approaches to value, offering students a working knowledge of: building specifications and cost schedules used in the appraisal of residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as special use structures; theory and application of depreciation and obsolescence; the market comparison approach to value; land valuation; sales ratio studies; equalization; and more.  The course also provides a brief overview of the income approach to value. The cost approach to value as taught in this course uses the 2001 State of Maine Assessment Manual. (A calculator is required.) Instructor:


 There are two different Certification Exams:

         1.  CERTIFIED MAINE ASSESSOR (CMA).  Part 1 of this examination is passed out first and must be completed before receiving Parts 2 - 5.  As a general rule, Part 1 of the examination requires a correct answer of one or two short sentences for twenty-five mostly multiple part questions which test the candidate's practical knowledge and ability to find answers to questions relating to property tax law. The test packet will include a law book and any other required reference material and this part of the exam has a four hour time limit. Parts 2 - 5 each contain 50 multiple choice questions which deal with general information and problem solving.  A minimum score of 70% on each part is required in order to pass the CMA exam.

         2.  CERTIFIED ASSESSMENT TECHNICIAN (CAT).  This exam is not as comprehensive nor as technical as the CMA exam. This exam has five parts; each part contains 50 multiple choice questions dealing with general information and problem solving. An overall average score of 70% or better is required in order to pass the CAT exam.

For more course information, please visit:


For more detailed information about the certification exams, see Property Tax Bulletin No. 22 and MRS Rule 205 – Certification of Assessors or visit:




Posted by Karen Rockwell  on January 26, 2015