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Archive: February 2012

Adult Education Tutors Needed [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

Many people in the job market today have found themselves being held back by the lack of a high school degree.  GED programs are available to help but often lack enough tutors to assist those most in need of one-on-one help.  If you are interested in helping these adult students reach their goals  Contact us at 236-7800 ext. 5 for more information.


Posted by Elyse Socker  on February 28, 2012

Lewiston Adult Education Works with Dropouts

Great article in the Sun.

Click to read.


Posted by Cathy Newell  on February 19, 2012 | Read more in: Press clippings

York County Job Skills

Great article in Portsmith Herald

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Posted by Cathy Newell  on February 19, 2012 | Read more in: Press clippings

March Classes at LAE [Lewiston Adult Education]


It may still be chilly outside, but here at LAE we are already looking forward to the spring! Below you'll find some of the 20+ courses we have starting up in March:


Business & Personal Finance: “Be a Responsible Consumer,” “Introduction to Personal Investing” and “Landlord Tenant Law 101.”


Computer: “Computer Basics for Seniors,” “MS Word in a Day,” “MS Access in a Day" and "Professional Publishing in a Day.”


Crafts: “1950’s Baker’s Basket,” “Enchanted Paper Crafting,” “Knitting: Beginner/Intermediate” and “Re-Tool a Prom Dress.”


Health and Wellness:CPR, First Aid, AED Training,” “Hooping to Heal I” and “Hypnosis for Weight Control.”


Home and Garden: “Basic Home Repair & Maintenance in a Day,” “Chair Caning,” “Designing Your Dream Garden” and “Keep House Like a Pro.”


Miscellaneous “Just-for-fun:” “Dream Analysis,” “Mah Jongg for Beginners,” “Super Saturday Chocolates for Families,” “The Three Keys to Inner Peace” and “Write it Out.”


For more information on any of the above classes, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 16, 2012 | Read more in: News

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Posted by Cheryl Mills  on February 10, 2012 | Read more in: News and Events

College Support Opportunity for TANF Recipients [Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education]

Do you receive TANF benefits?

Do you want to get a college degree?

Parents as Scholars

May be for YOU!

Parents as Scholars (PaS) can help with:

  •  A monthly cash benefit
  •  Child care
  •  Transportation reimbursement
  •  Books
  • Car repairs
  •  Other services

Parents in PaS may be eligible for federal PELL grants to cover some, if not all, of their tuition costs. However, PaS may also be able to help.

Talk to your ASPIRE worker

about PaS today!

This is what two past participants in Parents as Scholars (PaS)

have to say about the program:

“My two sons respect me for working so hard to go to college. They’ve gained renewed interest in their own school work as education has become a higher priority in our household. And I know that they are more likely to pursue their own college educations now.”

- 2009 PaS graduate

“I grew up in poverty and dropped out of high school at 16. I had a son at 17 and left an abusive marriage at 22. When I first started school I suffered through major social anxiety and depression. I felt like I just wasn’t smart enough. Now I’ve overcome my fears. I was named an outstanding senior when I graduated from the University of Southern Maine. Thanks to the Parents as Scholars program I now receive good pay and benefits and no longer must rely on services from the state.”

- 2006 PaS graduate

For More Information, Please Contact Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education at 207-646-4565 or Maine Equal Justice at 1-866-626-7059 or visit


Posted by Cheryl Mills  on February 6, 2012

Local Author Mark Griffin to Teach Writing Workshops [Lewiston Adult Education]

As part of Lewiston Adult Education's Winter/Spring 2012 season, local writer Mark Griffin, the author of an acclaimed celebrity biography published in 2010, will serve as instructor for two forthcoming LAE workshops.

Beginning February 9th, Griffin will teach an eight week course, Writing: From Inspiration to Publication, which will motivate writers - both amateur and experienced - to unleash their full creative potential while offering invaluable tips for getting their work (whether it be an article, essay, short story, novel or non-fiction piece) into print.  Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at Lewiston High School.

On Saturday, March 31st, from 9:00am-3:00pm, Griffin will lead a one day workshop, Write It Out, which invites participants to check their writer's block at the door and get inspired by engaging in a series of exercises designed to spark creativity and encourage a freer form of artistic expression.

Griffin is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli, which was published by Da Capo Press in 2010.  In April, Griffin is scheduled to host a tribute to Minnelli, the Oscar-winning director of such Hollywood classics as An American In Paris and Gigi, at the Paramount Theatre in Boston.  Griffin's film reviews, essays and short stories have appeared in The Boston Globe, MovieMaker, Premiere and in several anthologies.

For additional information or to register for courses, please visit or call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 2, 2012

PVAEC presents pins to CNA graduates [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony on January 12, 2012 to present pins to our latest graduates.

CNA Class Aug 2011

Pictured:  Front Row:  Lisa Rowe, Sue Duplisea, RN, Brittaney Linsday

 Back Row:  Joanna Wilkins, Lorrie Bell, Sadie Amero, Brooke Barnes, Deidra Dow, Krista Gerrish and Katie Stone.

Not pictured:  Rick Johnston


Congratulations to all!

For more information on our next CNA class, call us at 564-6525



Posted by Kathy Normandin  on February 1, 2012 | Read more in: News