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Record Breaking Graduation! [Windham/Raymond Adult Education]

On June 11, 2009, Windham Adult Education held their graduation ceremony.  Fifty-eight adult learners earned their High School credential.  It was the largest graduating class in the history of Windham Adult Education.

 

 

Posted by Margie Genereux  on August 25, 2009 | Read more in: Windham Adult Education in the News

Adult Education in Maine

http://www.sunjournal.com/node/44083/

In the last few years Mainers have come to realize the importance of adult education. Either out of need (such as job loss) or simply looking for enrichment classes, Mainers have been turning to adult education in record numbers. Enrollment is up 30% over two years ago. Participation in employment and training courses has doubled and the Maine College Transitions program has seen an even greater increase....

 

Posted by Cathy Newell  on August 9, 2009 | Read more in: Press clippings

Free program for adults interested in health care careers [Lewiston Adult Education]

With the Maine Department of Labor predicting that the Health Care & Social Assistance industry in Maine will grow by 17.8% by 2016, there has never been a better time for Mainers seeking secure jobs with family-sustaining wages transition to a career in health care.

According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy in 2006, a livable wage for a family of four in the Lewiston-Auburn area was considered $15.66/hour. The average wage in Maine for a radiologic technician is $19/hour, and for a Registered Nurse is $25/hour. There are countless other health care jobs that pay $20+ per hour, and all of these jobs offer employees opportunities to advance. There is no such thing as a "dead end job" in health care.

Right now health Care is an ideal field for an adult looking for a secure job with family-sustaining wages. Since most of these positions require at least some college, and many adults are reluctant to return to school after being away from the classroom, Lewiston Adult Education is offering free support in their "Transitions to College & Careers: Health Care Edition" program.

This program will help adults use their prior experience and knowledge to determine which types of health care jobs they would find most satisfying. Participants will also refresh the academic reading, writing, health science, math and computer skills needed for college-level work.

Representatives from area hospitals and from the local colleges will also be available each week to meet with program participants to help answer any questions they may have about college and health care work.

Time will also be devoted to helping participants actually fill out their college applications and financial aid forms. Participants will also learn about scholarships and financial assistance designed specifically for adults.

The next session of the "Transitions to College & Careers: Health Care Edition" program begins September 3rd. This program is offered at no cost to the participant. For more information, or to learn how to apply, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call Mina Matthews at 753-6420.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 4, 2009 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Courses Posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Registration is now open for all fall courses at Lewiston Adult Education! Courses will be available in academic subjects for high school diploma or college prerequisite credit, training will be offered in trades, business skills and computer technology, and just-for-fun enrichment workshops will be available on various kinds of arts, crafts, culinary delights, and health and wellness topics.

 Also, this fall Lewiston Adult Education is announcing a new intensive training program for those interested in entering a career in hospitality. This program, "Introduction to Hospitality Careers," offers participants up-to-date and hands-on training relevant to entry-level hospitality jobs, such as kitchen support, wait and service staff, and front desk and reservationist positions. Participants in this program will also learn about the in-demand customer service skills sought by employers today.

Job skills training will also be available in trades, including "Automotive Repair," "Culinary Arts," "CNA," "Small Engine and Power Equipment Repair," "Welding," and "Woodworking."

Training and skill-building is also available in numerous computer applications, at a variety of levels- from the introductory-level "Absolute Beginner Computers" and "Computer Literacy," to more advanced computer topics such as "QuickBooks," "MS Excel," "Video Game Programming" and "Web Design."

Courses for High School Diploma completion and college prerequisites will also be available, including "Algebra," "Applied Algebra," "Chemistry," "US History," and "Writing Workshop."

GED prep and testing is also continuously offered at the Adult Learning Center. To inquire about earning your GED, call 784-2928 ext. 2.

The "College Transition Program" and "Transition to College and Careers: Health Care Edition" program will both be available to members of the community at no cost this fall. These programs offer support and skill-refreshing to adults interested in attending college for the first time.

As always, dozens of just-for-fun personal enrichment classes will be offered throughout the fall season, including some new courses and workshops such as "American Military History," "Beginning Drawing," "Bulb Basics," "Dried Harvest Arrangement," "Local & Seasonal Desserts" and "Practical Family Nutrition," to name a few.

For more information, and an opportunity to win a free class, visit www.lewistonadulted.org .

 

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Waterville]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Augusta]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 26, 2009 | Read more in: News