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Archive: July 2013

PVAEC course offerings for most in-demand jobs in Maine [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

careersA recent article in the Bangor Daily News stated that people trained for positions in the medical industry are in demand.  PVAEC has a line-up of course offerings that will  prepare you for careers in this job sector.  

We are offering a CNA class in September,  a CRMA class in October, and a CNA-Meds class in October.

We offer a Medical Office Certificate Program, which is an online class.

We have partnered with Academy of Medical Professions in Brunswick ME to offer the following courses:

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Phlebotomy with CPT National Certification

ICD-10 Boot Camp for Medical Coders

Medical Office Specialist (CMAA)

Hospital Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding (CPC)

Medical Transcription

Get your career on track today!  Call 564-6525 to find out more about these exciting opportunities in the medical profession.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 25, 2013 | Read more in: News

Fall Courses Posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

LAE has a variety of Academic, Workforce Training and Personal Enrichment courses starting up this Fall Semester.


This Fall, the Enrichment program will be featuring over a dozen classes on Do-It-Yourself, or "DIY" projects, including:

Aromatherapy: Beyond Lavender

Basics of Alterations and Tailoring

DIY Baby Shower Gift: Diaper Cake

DIY Groceries & Emergency Preparedness

DIY Home Repair for Beginners

DIY Landscaping/Hardscaping

Making Great Beer at Home

Preserving the Harvest: Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair

Traditional Chair Caning

Wine Making 101


We will also be offering some brand-new fitness classes, including Bokwa, Cardio Kickboxing, and P90X. As well as many other new and returning classes and workshops in a variety of subjects.


LAE's Workforce Training program will again offer courses for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant and Medical Office certificate, as well as many computer technology and trades courses.

A brand new series on Computer & IT Science will be offered, which is comprised of Computer Hardware Fundamentals, Operating Systems and Troubleshooting and Home Networking.

A CNA training course will also be offered in the fall.


Academic classes that offer credit towards a High School Diploma or College Prerequisites will also be available. GED, Adult Basic Education and ESOL classes are available as well on an ongoing basis. The College Transition Program will be offered starting in September.


Registration is now open! For a full listing of LAE's fall courses, click here. For more information on LAE programming, or to sign up for a class, visit or call 795-4141.



Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 23, 2013 | Read more in: News

PVAEC offers Chemistry with Lab this fall [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

ChemistryPVAEC will be offering a Chemistry with Lab class starting September 5, 2013.  The class will run for 15 weeks, and will meet Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm at PCSS.  Call 564-6525 today to begin the enrollment process.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 3, 2013 | Read more in: News

Graduation 2013 [Central Lincoln County Adult Education]

Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Honors 2013 Graduates

  DAMARISCOTTA– Friends and supporters of Central Lincoln County Adult Education students came together at Skidompha Public Library on Thursday, May 30 to recognize and honor this year’s Adult Education graduates.

  The graduates for 2012-13 are Megan Farrar of Jefferson, Mary Feltis of Waldoboro, Cindy Palmer of Waldoboro and Kayla Pooler of Damariscotta. Other graduates who did not attend the ceremony are Levie Anthony of Waldoboro, Kymberlie Koss of Damariscotta, Philip Peabody of Jefferson and David Pierro of Damariscotta, 

  Adult Education Director Ellen Dickens, welcomed guests and introduced each graduate.  She also offered the graduates congratulations and urged them to keep moving on in their education by taking advantage of the Lincoln County College Connection (TLC3) College Transitions program.  Dickens stated that each student pursuing ther education would receive $50 towards gas or the purchase of books and school supplies. The funds are made possible through Dickens’ trivia team annual winnings at the 1812 Farm in Bristol. 

  Dickens then presented Megan Farrar with the Courage to Grow Award from Central Maine Community College. The award comes with a scholarship for one course at CMCC. Dickens stated that Farrar was given the award for having some of the highest scores she has seen on the GED tests and the highest cumulative score of all the other graduates.  

  Afterwards, AOS 93 School Superintendent Steven Bailey presented Vicki Fleury of Damariscotta with the Adult Education Literacy Persistent Learner Award. He then offered his congratulations to this year’s graduates prior to giving out diplomas.  Superintendent Bailey presented diplomas to each of the graduates in attendance: Farrar, Feltis, Palmer and Pooler.  

  Immediately following the ceremony, students and guests stayed for a reception hosted by the Central Lincoln County Adult Education Advisory Board.


Megan Farrar of Jefferson, recipient of the  Courage to Grow Award

AOS 93 School Superintendent Steven Bailey presents Vicki Fleury of Damariscotta

                                             with the Adult Education Literacy Persistent Learner Award                                                                                                               


Posted by Bonnie Merrill  on July 3, 2013