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SUMMER Enrichment Instructors WANTED! [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

Do you have expertise in a particular subject?  Would you like to share your knowledge and get paid for it?  If the answer to both questions is yes, then YOU could be an instructor in our Enrichment Program.  We accept course proposals on an on-going basis, so if you have a fabulous idea for a course, email your proposal to

Please include your name, any credentials, description of proposed class and your availability.



Posted by Kelly Cabral  on January 17, 2019

Online Certificates and Training-UGOTClass [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Marshwood Adult Education has partnered with the Learning Resource Network (LERN) to offer online certificates for business and career. All classes have ongoing enrollment - date in course description represents the first date class is available. To register click on:

Topics include (but are not limited to):

Certificate in Data Analysis

Digital Marketing Certificate

Social Media for Business Certificate

Certificate in Teaching Adults

Certificate in Office Operations

Certificate in Sales

Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions

Certificate in Web Design

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Mobile Marketing Certificate

Mastering Video Marketing Certificate

Management Certificate

Certificate in Designing Webinars

Certificate in Google Tools


Posted by J Wade  on January 16, 2019

City's Adult Ed Bumps Up Job Training Offering [Westbrook Adult Education]

Check out the article in the American Journal about the new technical training options that Westbrook Adult Education is building.  You can read the article at  


Posted by Kate Rotroff  on January 13, 2019

Construction Training Program Has YouTube Video [Lewiston Adult Education]

Pete Gagnon, right, assistant director of Lewiston Regional Technical Center, goes over the basics of shock absorbers during one lesson in the Construction Training Program in 2018.


Community Concepts has created a video to show more about an upcoming workforce program with Lewiston Adult Education.

The Construction Training Program will provide hands-on work for student interested in entry-level positions in construction. It also will have classroom work covering topics including construction math and workplace safety. 

The program is scheduled to begin in February. 

Here is a link to the video:

The combined Winter-Spring 2019 brochure from Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult & Community Education has a listing about the Construction Training Program on page A13.

Interested candidates will need to sign up to take the CASAS test and to register for the program's orientation, which is set for Feb. 5, by calling the Lewiston Career Center at 207-753-9001.



Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 11, 2019 | Read more in: News

Online Registration For Classes Includes $1.99 Fee [Lewiston Adult Education]

Online registration costs have gone to a per class registration fee at adult education programs in Maine.

Lewiston Adult Education and many others throughout the state rely on CourseStorm of Orono, Maine, to handle online listings registrations. 

The new $1.99 charge went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. It cannot be waived.

The charge is applied to credit and debit card purchases paying for classes through CourseStorm.

Before the start of the new year, online fees varied depending on the total cost of classes for which people paid.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 10, 2019 | Read more in: News

CNA APPLICATION [Merrymeeting Adult Education]



Posted by Jinger Howell  on January 10, 2019

Lewiston Adult Education January 2019 Community Newsletter [Lewiston Adult Education]


Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 9, 2019 | Read more in: News

Comptia IT Fundamentals Course [Bangor Adult & Community Education]

Interested in a career in Information Technology? Get started by taking our IT Fundamentals course. This course helps prepare students to take the Comptia IT Fundamentals certification exam. More details about the course can be found here:

Participants may be eligible for financial assistance through the TechHire Maine grant. Please call 974-3220 for more information on TechHire.


Posted by Greg Leavitt  on January 9, 2019

Mike Cyr Returns To Teach Welding At Lewiston Adult Education [Lewiston Adult Education]



Welding I teacher Mike Cyr, left, gets congratulated by Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant on his retirement from his full-time welding job in 2018. Cyr will teach Welding I in the Winter-Spring 2019 semester as part of his retirement.


            Welding students will have a couple options to choose from in 2019 thanks to a returning teacher.

            Mike Cyr, who retired as a full-time welder in 2018, will teach Welding I again in the Winter-Spring 2019 semester at Lewiston Adult Education. He had taken the fall semester off when he began his retirement.

            Cyr’s return means adult education students will have Welding I and Welding II as class options in the new brochure. John Clements will teach Welding II on a different night in the Winter-Spring 2019 semester. Students may take both classes.

            Welding is one of a number of workforce classes offered at Lewiston Adult Education. Classes for the new semester will include Certified Nursing Assistant, Notary Public and Construction training. All class information is listed in the new brochure that has gone out to Lewiston and Auburn residents.

            For more information about welding classes and other workforce classes, head to the Lewiston Adult Education website at or call the main office at 207-795-4141.



Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 8, 2019 | Read more in: News

Spring 2019 CNA Program [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2019 CNA course! A tentative start date of March 4, 2019 has been set. Class will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some clinicals being held on Saturdays and Sundays.

CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. This is an Integrated Education Training (IET) course which means that a certain number of hours will be spent on improving key health care soft skills: job searching, mock interviews, communication, customer focus, medical math, technology, and more. Candidates must present either a high school diploma, or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,150, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam.

Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information, or to enroll in this program, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 564-5884.

Click here for our Admissions Process


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on January 8, 2019