Archive: January 2012
Thinking about college? MSAD #52 Adult Education offers convenient and affordable day and evening classes that prepare students for their future. The MSAD #52 Adult Education program is also available to help students successfully pass the Accuplacer tests required by most colleges.
For the 2012 Winter/Spring semester, MSAD #52 Adult Education is offering the following college prep evening courses: Chemistry with Lab, Biology with Lab, Anatomy & Physiology with lab, Physics with Lab, and College Prep Algebra.
MSAD #52 Adult Education is available for all students, whether they are looking for a refresher course or beyond, instruction is tailored to address a student’s unique needs.
You can register today for any MSAD #52 Adult Education course at www.msad52.maineadulted.org or call the Turner Adult Learning Center at 225-3478 for more information.
by Andrea Hammond
on January 31, 2012
New Citizens [Augusta Adult and Community Education]
Three of our current ESOL students passed the examination and became American Citizens in November 2011. Paul Phan and his wife, Chenda Kim along with the friend Heap Pho travelled to Bangor in December to be sworn in and receive their individual U.S. citizenship certificates. Heap Pho's brother-in-law, Bun Say, passed his test this month and is waiting for his swearing-in ceremony. Bun is a former ESOL student from our program.
These individuals had to wait at least three years to be able to qualify to take the examination, which tests their competencies in speaking, writing, and American history.
Congratulations Paul, Chenda, Heap and Bun!
by Helen Emery
on January 30, 2012
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ConnectME Authority [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]
The Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education program is your Community Connection for information on how you can use Maine's expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization.
Look for the symbol above in our catalog. It identifies courses and workshops where you'll learn about high-speed internet connectivity. This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority. Learn more at http://www.maine.gov/connectme and check the speed on your internet connection.
by Donna Marshall
on January 25, 2012
The Adult Ed Edge [Madawaska & MSAD #33 Adult and Community Education]
Click here to download the newest edition of our newsletter or read the excerpt below: THE_ADULT_ED_EDGE_vol_1_ed_2.pdf
College Transitions Graduate on UMFK Dean’s List
What is College Transitions? It is an Adult Education program specifically designed for those who need support as they prepare for their post-secondary education adventure. This is one student’s experience and how this program helped her.
Question: When did you attend College Transitions?
Answer: in 2010 and 2011
Question: How long between your High School graduation and your return to school?
Answer: It was 28 years, I am a Non-Traditional student. I did not want to go to my grave with-out a college degree and I wanted to further my career.
Question: What difficulties did you overcome to succeed?
Answer: My fear of failure. I also had to get used to different sleeping habits and deadlines!
Question: What have been some rewards?
Answer: Making the Dean’s List for one, being featured in this newsletter, and knowing there is a chance after all of earning my Bachelor’s Degree, perhaps even a Masters.
Question: Where are you now? *
Question: How did this experience change your life? *
Question: What are your future plans? *
Question: Lessons learned? *
* Download the link above to see the rest of the answers and the student profiled!
A PDF version of the inaugural issue of the Adult Ed Edge is available for download below. THE_ADULT_ED_EDGE_vol_1_ed_1.pdf
by Christine Cowie
on January 24, 2012
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It's time to finish your GED test.
Starting in 2014, there will be a new GED test. What does this mean for you?
This is especially important if you are one of the many people who have already taken and passed some of your tests. In 2014 any tests that you've already taken will no longer be valid, and you will have to retake all tests in the new version of the GED.
So, what are you waiting for? Finish the GED test now so you won't have to re-take the parts you've already passed.
Call us at 929-9185 to set up an appointment to take your test.
by Linda Winton
on January 23, 2012
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Click here to read the Twin City Times article!
by Jessica Crabtree
on January 23, 2012
Gorham Adult Education program is yourCommunity Connection for information on how you can use Maine’s expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization.
Look for this symbol in our catalog. It identifies courses and workshops where you’ll learn about high-speed internet connectivity. This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority. Learn more at www.maine.gov/connectme and check the speed on your internet connection.
The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Broadband Infrastructure Program Award Number 23-50-M09062
by Kate Rotroff
on January 20, 2012
Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum and Rockland After-School Alliance are collaborating to provide an afterschool photography club for Rockland middle school students at the Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists.
Last summer, Julia’s Gallery created a digital photography lab equipped with new iMac computers and cameras and ran two summer photography intensives taught by mentor artist Deanna Witman, who is now leading the afterschool photography program for RASA students. Some of the fall projects included creating handmade photo albums, postcards and three-dimensional photo sculptures and book forms.
The RASA Photography program at the Farnsworth’s Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists will continue this winter. For information about how to sign up, visit youthlinksonline.org.
The Rockland After-School Alliance is a collaboration between Youthlinks and RSU 13 that provides free afterschool, vacation and summer programming to Rockland-area middle school students. Julia's Gallery for Young Artists is an award-winning afterschool and summer teen arts program at the Farnsworth. Julia's offers students age 13 to 17 the opportunity to contribute to their community by creating, curating and critiquing art in a fun and supportive environment.
207-594-4401 VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 207-594-4401 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by email to email@example.com.
Reprinted from Village Soup's online article #476712 (January 1, 2012)
by Shannon Parker
on January 13, 2012
Learn about your chance to earn the WorkReady Credential from the Maine Department of Education!
While the name "WorkReady" may imply that the program is designed for individuals with little to no work experience, it is actually highly applicable to a wide variety of individuals with varying degrees of training, education, and occupational skills.
So, why should you learn about WorkReady? In this program, you will...
- Learn what it takes to get and keep a better job.
- Find out what employers expect.
- Network with businesses!
- No cost to participants.
Network with Local Employers
Here are just SOME of the local businesses who have participated in previous training sessions by hosting site visits, conducting mock interviews, or delivering guest presentations:
- Lincoln County Healthcare
- Home Depot
- Sebasco Estates
- Midcoast Behavioral Health
- Bath Savings Bank
- Coastal Enterprises, Inc
Join us at the FREE information session on Monday June 18, 2012 at 12:00pm or Tuesday June 26, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Wiscasset High School to learn more about this FREE training program. Call Wiscasset Adult & Community Education at 882-9710 or visit www.MyAdultEd.org to register.
The next WorkReady training program runs July 9 - 25, 2012. Classes meet Monday through Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm.
by Anne Fensie
on January 11, 2012
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