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Archive: October 2011

Email Address Change [RSU16 Adult Education ]

We have updated our email address. You may now contact us at


Posted by Admin   on October 29, 2011

Blog about Maine Adult Ed

Check out this terrific post on Maine Crimewriters blog!


Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 27, 2011 | Read more in: Press clippings

Attention Contractors: PVAEC announces new online course - Quickbooks 2011 for Contractors [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

Contractors have many unique bookkeeping needs, so we've designed this course from the ground up specifically for the construction industry. 

In this six-week course, you'll learn how to run your business more efficiently.  You'll discover how to create custom and professional-looking contract estimates, and you'll learn the different methods for billing your clients, including how to use the QuickBooks progress invoicing and job-costing features.  

For more information or to register, go to


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 26, 2011 | Read more in: News

Heartwood Theatre comes to RSU13 [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]


Posted by Christy Monroe  on October 24, 2011

Close the Skills Gap

Excellent article in the Maine Sunday Telegram


Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 23, 2011 | Read more in: Press clippings

Next Tutor Training begins November 18, 2011 [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) is pleased to announce the next training for new volunteer tutors in Adult Basic Education.

Training will take place on two days, Friday, November 18 and Friday, December 2,  from 9 am-3 pm at the LVGS Office at 883 Main Street (the Townhouse Mall), Suite 4, Sanford.  There is no cost to attend. 

For more information or to sign up,  please call the office at 324-2486. 



Posted by Ingrid Baily  on October 21, 2011

PVAEC announces new online course - Intermediate Excel 2010 [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

PVAEC is pleased to announce a new course offering - Intermediate MS Excel 2010 ONLINE.  Take your Excel skills to the next level as you master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010.  

For more information about our online courses visit us at, or call us at 564-6525.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 19, 2011 | Read more in: News

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

PVAEC has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. We have partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and are pleased to announce the launch of "Advanced Web Pages." 

Participants will master advanced Web design skills as they create Web pages using CSS and HTML (including new HTML5 elements). They'll learn how to add interactivity and animation to their sites, and how to create pages that work in any environment from a desktop computer to a mobile device.

This course is part of PVAEC's growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To learn more, call PVAEC at 564-6525 or visit us online at Browse our online catalog at


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 13, 2011

Seasonal farmworkers and loggers can earn a stipend while getting a GED! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

We are looking for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and loggers who are trying to earn their GED.  Through the Maine HEP grant you can be provided with:

  • Transportation & childcare reimbursement
  • Links to health and social services
  • A stipend of $100/week to cover personal expenses while attending GED classes
  • Books and school supplies

We’re looking for people who have done at least 75 days of farm or logging  work over the last 24 months.  Examples of qualifying farm work are blueberries, potatoes, dairy, poultry, tipping and logging. For logging, qualifying work includes: planting, trimming, de-limbing, and harvesting. As long as it’s not processing (working in a paper mill, chipping factory etc) it counts!

Immediate family members of the seasonal worker can participate. This includes: a spouse, a parent, step-parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, or anyone with guardianship, any person who claims the individual as a dependent on a Federal income tax return for either of the previous two years, or resides in the same household as the individual, supports that individual financially, and is a relative of that individual.

Please don’t hesitate to call to see if an activity counts. Anyone who qualifies for Migrant Education Programs and people who participate in the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) are automatically eligible.

Call PVAEC at 564-6525 to see if you qualify for this program!




Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 6, 2011 | Read more in: News