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Archive: October 2014

PVAEC Introduces Quarterly Newsletter! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]




Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 29, 2014

ESL student, Mei Chen's story about her journey to the United States [Gorham Adult Education]

I want to share this beautiful story written by Mei Chen, a student at Gorham Adult Education and a new American citizen.  After I read her story, I asked her more about why she came to this country. Like so many immigrants, she followed family members.  She was the last of her family to come to the United States.  Her story about Gaungzhou speaks to the connection that very frequently remains between immigrants and their native country. 

Thank you for taking a minute to read Mei's story, Kate Rotroff, Director of Gorham Adult Education

Mei Chen's journey to the United States, in her own words...Guangzhou-3_Meis_Story.pdf


Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on October 23, 2014

PVAEC holds Pinning Ceremony October 15, 2014 [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

 PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony to our most recent class of CNA graduates on October 15, 2014 at our offices in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Congratulations to all our graduates!

CNA Grads Fall 2014

Pictured L to R: Front Row: CNA Instructor, Nancy Hoskins

Back Row: Kelli Jo Dodge, Raquel McEwen, Jason Brown, Naomi Torrey, April Walker, and Casandra Stratton



Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014

PVAEC AND TCTC OFFER CDL-B TRAINING FOR ADULTS [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]


PVAEC and TCTC are offering a 10 week course to prepare you for written and road tests for your CDL-B. The classes will be held at PVAEC Learning Center in Dexter. Class will meet for 10 Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, starting December 6, 2014 and ending February 7, 2015.

Classes will include desk work and behind the wheel training.

There will be a pre-employment/pre-start drug test, and a DOT physical. The costs for these tests are included in the tuition of $2,800.00.

Call 564-6525 today to schedule your registration appointment. Class size is limited, so don't delay -call today!


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014 | Read more in: News

College Transitions course being offered! [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

NEW! We are offering an Academic and Career Advising class starting Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at our Kennebec Learning Center location. For more information and a description of this class, please go to or call us at 626-2470 and ask for Monique Roy, our College Transitions Advisor. We look forward to assisting students in navigating the College and Career Pathways!


Posted by Helen Emery  on October 9, 2014 | Read more in: News

ESL Student receives US Citizenship! [Gorham Adult Education]

Please join Gorham Adult Education in congratulating Mei Chen on passing her US Naturalization test and becoming a US Citizen. We are so proud of her hard work and dedication with the generous help of her ESL tutor, Paula Wehmeyer.

Mei's Journey to America!


Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on October 2, 2014 | Read more in: News