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Archive: September 2011

PVAEC offers new online course - Peachtree Accounting! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

PVAEC is pleased to offer a new online course  - Introduction to Peachtree Accounting 2012.  

 

Students in this course will learn to handle accounting tasks quickly and easily with Peachtree Accounting 2012. With the help of step-by-step instructions, they'll master everything from setting up accounts to creating invoices, printing checks, paying bills, and generating financial reports.

 

Visit us as at www.ed2go.com/pvaec for more offerings.  

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on September 27, 2011

PVAEC offers new online course [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

PVAEC is pleased to announce the launch of a new online course - Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

The start dates for this new course are:   Sep 21 | Oct 19 | Nov 09 | Dec 14  

Register today!


 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on September 21, 2011

MACEA Meeting 09.16.11 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

MACEA_meeting_09.16.11.doc

 

Posted by Richard Lumb  on September 18, 2011 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC celebrates National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week September 12, 2011 [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

Adult Literacy Programs are an Investment in the Future

 

September 12, 2011, Dover-Foxcroft.ME. – Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative  (Guilford, Milo, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft and all the surrounding towns) is part of a national network of organizations offering literacy programs to educate adults and help fight growing national unemployment.

Beginning September 12, the United States will commemorate the third annual National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. According to ProLiteracy, the oldest and largest organization of adult literacy and basic education programs in the nation, more than 30 million adults in the U.S. lack the most basic literacy skills and 15 percent of Americans without a diploma don’t have jobs. ProLiteracy provides almost 1,000 community-based literacy organizations, including PVAEC, with tools to help educate adult learners and help them meet the demands of today’s workforce.

“Adult Education and Family Literacy Week recognizes the critical role of education in helping our local residents reach their full potential,” said Thelma Regan, Director, PVAEC.   “Literacy helps families be healthier, support themselves through work and contribute more fully to the community.”

“Low literacy costs the nation more than two hundred billion dollars each year in lost productivity, as well as an additional one to two billion in health and safety issues,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Every dollar spent on adult literacy and education provides returns to the country through higher employment, added tax revenues, reduced welfare payments and less crime.”

In recognition of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, PVAEC is inviting the public to stop by our main office in Dover-Foxcroft and discover what adult education can do for you.

For more information on PVAEC’s services visit www.pvaec.maineadulted.org, www.facebook.com/pvaec  or call 207-564-6525.

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on September 12, 2011

Next Tutor Training in October 2011 [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) is pleased to announce our next tutor training in collaboration with Marshwood Adult and Community Education in South Berwick. 

Training will take place on two days, Saturday, October 1 and Saturday, October 8, from 9 am-3 pm at the Marshwood Adult and Community Education office located at 260 Route 236, South Berwick. 

LVGS supports the literacy needs of adults with free, confidential one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers.  Founded in 1986, LVGS is celebrating a quarter-century of helping adults improve their literacy levels and change their lives. 

For more information on becoming a Literacy Volunteer, please call our office at 324-2486.  To register for this tutor training, please go to the Marshwood Adult Education website at http://marshwood.maineadulted.org/courses/.  The training is free.  Questions about registration can be directed to the Marshwood office at 384-5703.

 

Posted by Ingrid Baily  on September 6, 2011

Narragansett Number One Foundation Awards $7,000 Grant [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

(Sanford, ME – September 6, 2011) – Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant totaling $7,000 by the Narragansett Number One Foundation of Buxton, Maine.  This investment will support a literacy project with the York County Shelter Programs in Alfred.

 The grant will provide funds for LVGS to reach out to adult residents of the York County Shelter Programs who may have literacy needs to assist them with short-term and long-term goals, including obtaining important documents, assessing literacy levels, creating resumes, and improving literacy skills.  The goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to build self-esteem and become more independent community members.  Emphasis will be on services for residents of the Emergency Shelter in Alfred. 

The mission of LVGS is supporting the literacy needs of adults with free, confidential one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers.  Founded in 1986, LVGS is celebrating a quarter-century of helping adults improve their literacy levels and change their lives.  Whether the goal is to fill out a job application, understand a label on a prescription bottle or read a bedtime story to a child, LVGS offers opportunities for adult learners to improve their literacy skills and achieve their goals relating to family, career, and participation in civic affairs. 

To learn more about Literacy Volunteers, please call the office at 324-2486 or see the website at www.sanfordliteracy.org.  To learn more about the York County Shelter Programs, please see their website at www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org.   

LVGS is grateful to have strong community support including from the United Way of York County. 

 

Posted by Ingrid Baily  on September 6, 2011 | Read more in: News

Back to School Time

Timely Article for Adult Learners

 

Posted by Cathy Newell  on September 4, 2011 | Read more in: Press clippings

York County CareerCenter [Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education]

The York County CareerCenter in Springvale is part of the statewide CareerCenter network that provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Please visit their website (http://www.mainecareercenter.com/locations/region4/springvale/index.shtml) for a complete listing of services such as the following regularly recurring workshops at the Springvale CareerCenter:

GATEways to Employment

Constructing Your Resume

"Make Your Money Work For You"

 Interview With Confidence

WOMEN COME EXPLORE BETTER PAYING JOBS.

 

 

 

Posted by Nancy Geneseo  on September 1, 2011