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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Program Begins in September [Bangor Adult & Community Education]

Bangor Adult & Community Education is again partnering with Eastern Maine Development Corporation to offer a Certified Medical Adminstrative Assistant program. This program prepares students for entry level employment in a medical office. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association's Certified Medical Administraive Assistant exam. 

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the day and will begin the week of September 24th. They will conclude in early January. Classes include Medical Terminology, HIPAA, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Law and Ethics, WorkReady, and computer literacy. 

For more information, please call 992-5522.


Posted by Greg Leavitt  on August 16, 2018 | Read more in: News

Make Your College Plans a Reality! [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Our College transistions program can help you prepare you for college!

College Success Class:

A blended learning class combining face-to-face classroom sessions with online learning assignments and interaction. This course will focus on the essential skills of a successful college student which will include study skills, time management, decision making strategies, financial literacy, career pathways exploration and academic readiness. This class fuliflls a required college graduation credit at both Central and Southern Maine Community Colleges.

Class runs October 3-Novemebr 14. The 3rd and 14th are live classes on Wednesdays 10-12 in Naples


Work with an instructor on skills to prepare you to successfully take your ACCUPLACER palcement tests. This is a great opportunity to work on skills, which will prepare you to successfully take the ACCUPLACER placement tests and enter college level classes. Rolling admission at all locations.

College Transistions advising:

Work with an advisor who will support you through the transistion into college. These services include one-on-one support, college and career guidance, financial planning and skills development.

Interested students should call our office @ 627-4291 or email

It always seems impossible until it's done.- Nelson Mandela


Posted by AE Admin  on August 16, 2018

Employment Opportunity [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education P/T Evening Coordinator Seeking an energetic self-starter with excellent customer service; strong organizational skills & attention to detail; and excellent technology skills.   Must be able to troubleshoot and learn new technology and software quickly. Responsibilities include working to support, develop, market and monitor the enrichment and workforce training programs.    

For further information please contact Annie Sargent, Adult Education  Director, at 664-7110 or by email at .

Applications are available at the Office of the Superintendent or on our website at .  A complete application packet should be returned to the Office of the Superintendent, 66 Main Street, Suite 201, Ellsworth, ME  04605.

Ellsworth School Department is an Equal opportunity Employer.



Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 12, 2018

Literacy Volunteers and Adult Ed team up in Hancock County! [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor are partnered to deliver individualized literacy support to adults in Hancock County.  Community volunteers are needed to help fill this need.  If you enjoy teaching, coaching, and mentoring adults individually, then learn more about becoming a trained Literacy Volunteer and serving the local need through a local adult educaiton program in Hancock County.     For about an hour or two a week, you can help an adult work toward goals like:  a high school diploma, a driver's license, a better job, preparing for college, or reading to their children.  You can also provide tutoring and coaching to an English Language learner.  

For more information about local program and tutoring opportunities, please contact Annie Sargent at Ellsworth Adult Education 207.664.7110 or   

To find out more about Literacy Volunteers of Bangor go to


Posted by Annie Sargent  on August 12, 2018 | Read more in: News

21st Century Workforce Initiative Youth Paid Work Experience Program [Lawrence Adult Education]


Posted by Kathy Cote  on August 10, 2018 | Read more in: News

CDL Class B School and Passenger Bus Licence Class [Lawrence Adult Education]

Lawrence Adult Education in Fairfield will be holding a CDL/Class B School and Passenger Bus Licence program this fall and winter semester. Please see flyer for more information or visit our website here.

Scholarships may be available. Attend our information session on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2pm at Lawrence Adult Education, 4 School Street, Fairfield, Maine to see if you are eligible.


Posted by Kathy Cote  on August 10, 2018

Sun Journal article on Auburn's Brochure [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

Check out the link to the Sun Journal on the "New" Fall brochure from AACE and LAE.  Lots of great program and course opportunities.


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on August 7, 2018

FAFSA Student Financial Aid [Bonny Eagle Adult Education]

Bonny Eagle Adult Education FAFSA Night : Free Workshop on Financial Aid

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Bonny Eagle High School auditorium.

Wondering how to pay for college? Representatives from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will be on hand for a FAFSA info session.

The FAFSA Info Session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and go until 6:45 p.m. This info session will be followed by a FAFSA Completion Lab. The Completion Lab is for students planning to attend college in January, 2018. This is where you will complete and submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Only those attending the Completion Lab will need to bring certain documents with them:

  • Last year’s Federal Tax Return or other income documentation
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license
  • Last year’s W-2 forms or year-end pay stubs and other year-end records of money received
  • Last year’s untaxed income records (Social Security, TANF, welfare, or veterans benefits)
  • Last year’s bank statements
  • Business, mortgage, and investment information
  • Your alien registration card if you are not a U.S. citizen

Although this workshop is FREE, you must pre-register with Bonny Eagle Adult Education.

For more information or to register, call Bonny Eagle Adult Education at 929-9185.




Posted by Linda Winton  on August 6, 2018 | Read more in: Events

SMCC Fall Classes Offered Locally [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Southern Maine Community College is gaian offering classes @ Lake Region High School and Vocational Center this Fall.

English Composition                                                                    ENGL 100-Tuesdays 3:30-6:15 PM

College Algebra                                                                            MAT 141-Mon/Wed 3:30-4:45 PM

Intro To Psychology                                                                      PSYC 100 Wednesdays 6-9:45 PM


Classes begin: August 27 and end December 15.

Visit the Southern Maine Community College website

or phone SMCC @ 741-5500

for more information.


Posted by AE Admin  on August 2, 2018

Welcome! [MSAD #40 Adult Education ]

This site brings with it many new and exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.

Some of these new and exciting features include:

  • 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.
  • Register online: You no longer need to come into our office, mail us your registration or sign up over the phone for some courses. When you see the "Add to Cart" button on any course, that means you can register and pay for the course online in a few easy steps. Of course, you can still walk-in,  mail or call in your credit card information to register 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 QuestionsFind 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 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 new adult education website.


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If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kayla Sikora, Director of Adult Educaiton at


Posted by Kayla Sikora  on August 1, 2018