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by Donna Marshall
on October 4, 2010
Here at Lewiston Adult Education we will be holding our semi-annual Super Saturday on October 30! Every semester, we choose one Saturday to hold a variety of single-session day-long courses covering many different topics. This Super Saturday will feature workshops in computer technology, trades, wellness and crafts, including:
MS Word in a Day: Participants will review the basics of word processing, and then practice using some of the more advanced features in MS Word to create professional reports, newsletters, and business correspondence. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.
MS Excel Workshop: Designed for beginners, this workshop will equip participants with a functional understanding of Excel 2007’s most useful features. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.
CPR, First Aid, AED Training: Participants will build the skills to earn their certification from the American Heart Association. 9:00-3:00, $65 plus a $5 lab fee.
Automotive Basics in a Day: In this introductory car-care class, participants will learn how to change a flat, boost a battery, check and replace fluids, change lights, and will also get tips on how to use exhaust color, unfamiliar noises and abnormal vibrations to diagnose a problem with their automobile. 9:00-2:00, $33 plus a $5 lab fee.
Women: Explore the Skilled Trades: This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the possibilities for a career in their choice of two of the following three fields: Welding, Quality Control, and Installation. Participants will get information on the job prospects for those trades, educational requirements, and local resources available to support job-seekers looking for work in those fields. 9:00-2:30, $8 plus a $5 lab fee.
Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, participants will learn how to crop, sharpen and enhance their digital photos, and then learn how to safely share them with friends and family on the web. 9:00-3:00, $27 plus $5 lab.
Large Twill Weave Tray: Beginner and veteran basket-weavers in this course will start with a large oval base, and weave in color to create a twill arrow pattern in their tray. Bring a mop-sized bucket, scissors, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, a spray bottle, a jackknife, and an old towel. All other supplies will be provided. 9:00-3:00, $28 plus $20 lab.
Super Saturday Book Arts: This exploration of Book Arts will introduce participants to art journaling, book-altering and bookbinding as they experiment with painting, collage, adhesives and more. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $10 lab fee.
Slice ‘Em & Dice ‘Em Easy Star Border: Quilters will create a quilt top, suitable for an infant quilt, wall-hanging or centerpiece in this workshop. Participants will be mailed a supply list upon registration, and will bring their own sewing machines to class. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $5 lab fee.
All of the above workshops will meet at Lewiston High School on Saturday, October 30th. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.
by Jessica Crabtree
on October 1, 2010
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Lewiston Adult Education will be holding a “Bridges to Employment” training series in October and November. The series consists of five interactive workshops designed to address a particular component of the job search and hiring process, from identifying transferrable skills to developing the key competencies that employers are seeking.
OSHA 10 will cover the essentials of workplace safety. Participants who complete this program will be issued the nationally-recognized OSHA 10 credential. This course meets Monday through Thursday, October 18-21, from 5:30-8:30. $25.
Computer Skills for the Workplace is ideal for those who are familiar with computer basics, such as checking email and saving files, but wish to build the essential computer skills needed in the workplace. Monday through Wednesday, October 25-27, from 5:00-7:30. $20.
Providing Excellent Customer Service will help prepare participants for work in a variety of fields. Most positions require work with customers or clients, and enhancing customer service skills improves an applicant’s marketability. Monday, November 1, 5:00-7:30. $7.
The Art of Selling Yourself: Creating effective resumes, applications and interviews. This workshop will teach job-seekers how to effectively communicate their qualifications to employers throughout the application process. Tuesday, November 2, 5:00-7:30. $7.
Developing a Personalized Career Pathway will help job-seekers identify the key skills necessary for success in their ideal careers, and then will help them create a plan to gain or hone those skills. Wednesday, November 3, 5:00-7:30. $7.
Individuals may sign up for the workshops a-la-carte, or as a complete series for $66. Participants who complete the full series will receive a $20 gift certificate towards a Lewiston Adult Education course in the Winter/Spring term. Pre-registration is required to participate in these workshops. For more information, or to register, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.
by Jessica Crabtree
on September 28, 2010
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Basic Tutor Training [Literacy Volunteers of Franklin/Somerset]
Tutor Training for Literacy Volunteers will be offered at the Adult Basic Education Office in Farmington on Tuesday, October 5, 5pm to 8pm and two Saturdays, October 9 & 16, 10am to 3pm. Call 778-3460 or 1-800-322-5455 to register or for more info.
by Kathy Kilrain del Rio
on September 22, 2010
PVAEC is thrilled to announce the opening of its new computer lab!
Our first class was Basic Desktop, and it was full. The students enjoyed the re-freshed room, the new chairs and tables, and most of all the new computers. Our new Lenovo's are equipped with Windows 7 and Office 10.
We have many classes to offer in this new lab. We will be running many sessions of the Basic Desktop class, as well as Website Creation, PhotoShop, and Electronic Scrapbooking,and much more! So browse the website to see what's to your liking. Or, call 564-6525 for more information.
We have two Open Lab times for students to come in and use the computers, or ask the instructor about a particular problem they are running into. The Open Lab times are Mondays from 1 - 2 pm and Fridays from 1 - 4 pm.
Our particular thanks go to Doug Ware, our Computer Instructor, for the time and energy he gave to this project. We would not be up and running without him!
Stop by and see what we have to offer!
PVAEC, 48 Morton Ave., Suite M, Dover Foxcroft ME 04426
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by Kathy Normandin
on September 14, 2010
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