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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

Adult Education Office at Buckfield Junior/Senior High School [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

The office and classroom for the Buckfield location of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education were re-located over the summer of 2009.  Signs are posted in Buckfield Junior/Senior High School and direct you to the Adult Education office and classroom.  The telephone number for the Buckfield location is 336-2151.  You can also call the South Paris office of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education with any questions, 743-8842 and press option 1.


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

Thinking about going to college? [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

Thinking about going to college?  The Adult College Transitions program can help you make your plans.  Call the Adult Education office at 743-8842, option 1, to set up a meeting with our Guidance Counselor.  She'll help you plan your career, college programs and academic preparation. 

Courses start in January for Academic preparation, Technology Skills for College, Study Skills, Reading & Writing for College, Accuplacer Preparation and more.  Call and make an appointment now, to start your college journey....make your future bright!


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

Online Registrations Now Available [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

We are excited to announce that online registrations are now available for most of our courses. You can pay for your favorite course with a major credit card.  Search or browse through all our offerings for your favorite course.  If online registration is available a "registration" button will appear.  Follow the prompts to checkout to complete your transaction.


Posted by Susan Tuthill  on December 2, 2009