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Business, Marketing and Professional Development at LAE [Lewiston Adult Education]

LAE Business & Marketing courses are designed for both small business owners and employees looking to build skills for current or prospective work. These courses also serve as excellent and affordable professional development opportunities for area businesses and employees.

Courses will include The Essentials of Effective Leadership and Introduction to Online arketing & Search Engine Optimization, as well as a one-day workshop, Introduction to E-Mail Marketing using Constant Contact. Two online business courses, Entrepreneurship and Supervision, will also be offered through LAE this winter.

A Web Design Intensive will also be offered, in which participants will construct a website from scratch and learn to maintain it themselves. This course is also ideal for anyone with a small business or hobby they would like to share online.

Office skills courses will also be available, including a full-semester (15 week) course in Office Practice, for those new to office work, as well as two six-week courses in MS Excel I and MS Excel II. For those in need of more concise professional development options, Saturday intensive workshops will be held in MS Excel and in MS Word this March.

For more information on any of the above Lewiston Adult Education classes, or to see our full list of over 120 available courses this winter, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 12, 2010 | Read more in: News

The Lincoln County College Connection [Wiscasset Adult & Community Education]

College Transitions Information Evening

Put Yourself on the Road to Success

roadThe New Year brings with it renewed possibilities and the opportunity for a fresh start.  If you have been thinking about attending college, don’t miss this opportunity to further your education, improve your earning potential, and enhance your quality of life.   The Lincoln County College Connection (TLC³) is hosting an information night for adults who want to enter or return to college on Wednesday, January 20th at Lincoln Academy from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

TLC³ is a collaborative effort between the Central Lincoln County, Boothbay Region, MSAD40, and Wiscasset Adult Education programs with classes offered in each program.  The goal of TLC³ is to offer free services to adults who are planning to enroll in post-secondary education, change careers, or return to school.  TLC³ offers services to help students get ready for college and ultimately earn a college degree.  College Transitions in adult education works by providing classes in subjects such as: study skills, college writing, algebra, biology and chemistry; by helping with completion of applications and financial aid forms; and through college counseling and career planning. All the college transitions courses and workshops offered through TLC³ are free.

Come learn first hand about the advantages of being a College Transitions participant, meet the staff and find out which classes would be right for you. Refreshments will be served and families are welcome.

For more information, or to register please call Megan Dichter, Lincoln County College Transitions Coordinator at 350-6344  or contact AOS 93 Adult Education at 563-2811, MSAD 40 Adult Education at 832-5205, Wiscasset Adult Education at 882-9710 or Boothbay Region Adult Education at 633-3224.


Posted by Anne Fensie  on January 5, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

MSAD 9 Adult Education Winter/Spring Courses

Lots to do in Franklin County - New Course listings

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Posted by Cathy Newell  on January 5, 2010 | Read more in: Press clippings

Registration Open! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Registration is now open for Winter/Spring courses at Lewiston Adult Education! Over 120 courses will be offered to support members of the community looking to further their education, enhance work skills, or enjoy spending time learning a new type of art, craft or cuisine.

Numerous new and returning courses in arts, crafts, cooking, gardening, health and fitness, writing, dance and music, and even local history will be available this winter. Some courses are offered as a weekly series, others meet as one-night workshops.

Computer Technology skill-building classes will also be offered at a variety of levels this winter. Students can begin with the basics, in courses such as Absolute Beginner Computers, Computer Literacy, and Keyboarding Skills. Those with more computer experience can take classes to develop expertise in areas such as PC Maintenance, graphic and web design, and in specific programs including MS Excel, QuickBooks and Adobe Photoshop.

Certificate Programs will be available to those interested in building in-depth skills for a particular career field. Classes in the following Certificate Programs will be offered this fall: the Clerical Certificate, the Accounting Assistant Certificate, the Medical Office Certificate, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and the Welding Certificate. All workforce training courses are taught hands-on and instructed by professionals highly experienced in their respective fields.

New courses in business, professional development, leadership, and entrepreneurship will also be available. Computer, Certificate, and Business Training courses will be starting the week of February 1st.

For adults interested in transitioning to college, the College Transition Program and Career Transitions: Health Care Edition will be available. These programs offer support for adults who would like some direction as they begin their college and career planning, guidance evaluating their financial aid options, and assistance refreshing academic skills. College Transitions courses will begin the week of January 11th.

High School Diploma, GED and college prerequisite classes will be offered for those interested in working towards a high school credential. Academic and career advising is also available. Call 795-4141 for more information on academic classes and advising opportunities.

For more information on any courses or to register, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 4, 2010 | Read more in: News

Adults Prepare for College

Great Sun Journal Article - Dec. 21


Posted by Cathy Newell  on December 21, 2009 | Read more in: Press clippings

College & Career Transitions [Lewiston Adult Education]

This winter Lewiston Adult Education will be offering programs to assist adults interested in transitioning into college. These programs are available at no cost to participants. They are designed to offer support and academic skill refreshing for adults who have spent time away from an academic setting.

These programs will provide support as participants think about which kinds of college programs and careers they would like to pursue. Adults in these programs will use skill and interest inventories to learn about which kinds of careers they might find most rewarding.

In the College Transition Program, and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition Program participants will review the reading, writing, math and computer skills that will be necessary to do college-level work. Students will also practice study skills that will have been proven successful for many adults in college. The "Career Transition: Health Care Edition" participants will also refresh the science skills needed for work in a degree program in the health sciences.

Participants in these programs will tour area campuses and network with faculty and staff from a variety of college departments.

In the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program special emphasis is given to health care careers. Partnering with the Health Care Action Team, participants will have access to extensive career networking and exploration opportunities in the health care field.

During the program, participants will complete college and financial aid applications, and learn about scholarships available specifically to adults entering college.

These programs will begin the week of January 11th, will and offer flexible day and evening meeting times. Acceptance to the program is based upon the submission of a completed application by January 5th, the successful completion of a CASAS assessment, and an interview with the program coordinator. For more information visit or call 753-6420.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 14, 2009 | Read more in: News

Director Eva Giles & CTP Alum Mary Lou Thibodeau Honored [Lewiston Adult Education]

This past Friday, December 4th, College for ME Androscoggin honored three members of the Lewiston Adult Education community at their annual awards luncheon.

LAE Director Eva Giles was honored with a special award for all she has done to support adult college aspirations, both as a partner to the local colleges and College for ME, and as an advocate for adult learners. Jan Phillips, in presenting the award, described Giles as "a spark-plug in the community, the hardest working person I know." Those of us who work with Eva on a daily basis know just how true that is!

LAE College Transitions Program alum and current CMCC student Mary Lou Thibodeau also was recognized for her exceptional work overcoming issues with finances and confidence to become model college student. She now helps out as CMCC as a student leader and mentor to her fellow college students. As Thibodeau accepted her award, she took a moment to thank her College Transitions Program instructor, Roger Guay, for all the support he offered her along her journey to becoming a successful college student.

Also, Superintendent of Lewiston Schools Leon Levesque was honored with a Student Advocate award for his work supporting college aspirations at all ages, pre-K through Adult. Levesque has been the champion behind numerous initiatives that help students start thinking about their college plans early, including the LRTC school of Health Sciences, the LRTC engineering program, and the Aspirations Labs at the Middle and High School, just to name a few.

Read the Sun Journal article about the College for ME Androscoggin Luncheon here: Awards honor 4 inspiring students.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 10, 2009 | Read more in: News

Adult Learning Center at the Fox School [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

The Adult Learning Center is located at the Fox School, Main Street in South Paris. We are excited to share the large Fox School space with Oxford Hills Christian Academy.  The new Adult Learning Center at Fox School is bigger and  brighter than our old space yet still handy for students.  New signs at the Fox School point out the Adult Learning Center of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education.  The telephone number of the Adult Learning Center is now 739-2274 and its hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm.  Contact the main office of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education for information on courses at the Adult Learning Center, 743-8842, press 1.


Posted by Donna Marshall  on December 9, 2009 | Read more in: News