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Archive: June 2014

FROM THE DIRECTOR [Massabesic Center for Adult Learning]

"Summertime and the living is easy" as the song says! We hope you enjoy all that Maine has to offer during our very short summer season. Take time to enjoy family, friends, nature and warmer temperatures.

Take pleasure in some of the things you enjoy. Maine has beautiful beaches and parks as well as places to pick or purchase plump, ripe strawberries and blueberries. Outdoor concerts and picnics are plentiful too.

If you wish to spend some of your time maintaining what you have learned or want to prepare for academic classes in the fall, please know that we offer morning classes from July 8 to August 14 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Call us at 247-2022 if you would like more information.

Best Wishes for a relaxing Maine summer!

Barbara Gauvin




Posted by Sharon Levesque  on June 13, 2014

RSU 13 Adult Education Graduates Twenty-Five Students [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Congratulations to our twenty-five students who earned with GEDs, HiSETs or Adult Education diplomas this year!  We wish them every success in their next educational, professional, and personal pursuits.  Read more at the links below!

Penbay Pilot Article

Knox County Village Soup Article

Above: Graduates stand for a round of applause having just received their diplomas from Interim Superintendent of Schools, Michael Wilhelm.

Above: Mid-Coast Literacy Volunteers join in the celebration at Oceanside East High School in Rockland.

Above: Graduates Alicia Eagan and Casey Thomas are all smiles after participating in the ceremonies.


Posted by Christy Monroe  on June 12, 2014 | Read more in: News and Events

Summer Culinary Arts Certificate [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education will be offering the Culinary Arts Certificate Program this July and August. Designed to fully prepare participants for entry-level work in the food service industry, this summer program provides over 84 hours of instruction, plus opportunities for students to practice their new skills through work in various professional catering functions.

Graduates of this program have gone on to get culinary jobs in local restaurants, franchises, hospitals, nursing homes, country clubs, and catering businesses. Some have advanced to head chef and management positions, and others have become proprietors of their own catering companies.

The Culinary Arts Certificate Program teaches students how to create delicious soups, sauces, desserts and pastries, and includes hands-on learning opportunities in broil, breakfast, meat, fry, sauté, seafood, and starch cookery.

In addition to cooking and baking, the Culinary Arts Certificate Program also emphasizes business aspects of restaurant work. Participants in the program learn about the ten positions of operating a restaurant, menu writing, managing food costs, completing production, ordering procedures, and grande manager.

The summer Culinary Arts Certificate Program will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, from July 8 through August 21. The fee for the program is $300, plus a $285 lab fee. However, program participants will have opportunities to work as compensated caterers as part of their learning throughout the summer. For more information on this and other Lewiston Adult Education programs, click here or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 12, 2014 | Read more in: News

CNA Graduates [Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education]

A Step on their Career Pathway

The Houlton / Hodgdon Adult Education program would like to present the most recent group of graduates for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  Each student has successfully completed the 220 hour certification program, including classroom, lab, and clinical requirements.  Additionally, each has completed a step on their career pathways ladder in the health sciences field. 

For more information on our career pathways health science programs, contact Adult Education at 521-3100 x5.

From left to right (front row - seated): Becky Russell, Nursing Instructor; (back row):  Miranda McClure, Karla Flanders, Krista Maguire, Michelle Moore, and Shelby Lane 




Posted by Tracy Rockwell  on June 5, 2014 | Read more in: Events