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Archive: January 2015

Biddeford Adult Education Graduates 2 CNA Classes [Biddeford Adult Education]

December 30th, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 7 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant class.

From L to R: Patti Feda, R.N. Instructor; Kati Duncan; Jillian Dee; Alicia White; Caitlin Beaulieu; Jessica Hebert; Jayde Foresman; Christina Gray; and Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader.

January 22nd, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 5 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant Class.

From L to R: Jessica Pinkerton; Ivy Mahaka; Kathy Bickford, R.N., Instructor; Michele VanderBloeman; Kimberly Alberts; and Francoise Harushimana

Congratulations to all our new C.N.A. Students.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 29, 2015 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education's W/S '15 courses are posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's Winter/Spring 2015 courses will be starting in the coming weeks. Over 100 courses in a variety of subjects will be available to help you achieve your goals in 2015!


Diploma, HiSET (formerly GED), and College Transition courses are being offered starting in late January.

Workforce Training:

Ten computer courses will be available, in addition to our trades programming (including welding and small engine repair). As always, courses for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs will be offered.

Personal Enrichment:

A large variety of enrichment classes, ranging from one-night seminars to more in-depth weekly courses, are scheduled to start throughout the winter and spring.

Arts, [Link]Crafts, Dance, and Music classes are available to bring out your creative side.

Over a dozen Cooking classes will be offered- both for those looking for some healthy cooking inspiration, and for those looking to treat themselves to something a little more indulgent!

Many more courses in Personal Finance and Future planning, Wellness & Self-Improvement, Home & Garden, and Languages will be offered.

Finally, we will be holding over a dozen one-day workshops on our semi-annual Super Saturday, to be held March 21st.

To browse a full listing of LAE's Winter/Spring courses, click here. You can register online, by calling us at 795-4141, or by visiting our office at 156 East Ave. We hope to see you soon!





Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 21, 2015 | Read more in: News

Biddeford Adult Education wins AWARD!!! [Biddeford Adult Education]

Biddeford Adult Education honored by world’s largest association of continuing education and lifelong learning providers

River Falls, Wis.: Learning Resources Network (LERN) selected Biddeford Adult Education as the top winner for its marketing among lifelong learning and continuing education providers. Biddeford Adult Education was selected from more than 140 applicants from across North America.

While many programs are cutting back on print brochures – and experiencing enrollment declines – this program increased brochure distribution to 22,000 homes through direct mailing rather than dropping them in the local newspaper as they had done in the past.

Biddeford’s brochure strategy worked. Revenue increased 78 percent and online registrations increased by 53 percent. Class cancellations decreased by 40 percent.

“The print brochure is still the centerpiece of marketing for the field of lifelong learning and continuing education,” said Julie Coates, Vice President for LERN Core Services. “Here is more proof.”

Biddeford Adult Education was honored during the LERN International Awards at the 2014 LERN Annual Conference, Nov. 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.

Pictured above:  Anne Beaulieu, Administrative Assistant/BAE; Bill Draves, President of LERN; Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader/BAE; Paulette Bonneau, Director/BAE


About LERN: Learning Resources Network (LERN) is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning offering training and information and consulting services to providers of education and training. LERN, founded in 1974, provides practical, how-to “Information that Works” to about 6,000 members worldwide. LERN serves a range of institutions including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and associations.



Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 14, 2015 | Read more in: News

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS ALUMNI PANEL January 13, 2:30-4:00 [Franklin County Adult Education]

Come and hear from past students and learn more about what College Transitions has to offer.  College Transitions alumni will share their experiences of making the transition to college and career.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and benefit from the experience and knowledge of others.  Please join us and bring a guest.

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 13, 2:30-4:00

WHERE:  Mt. Blue RSD Adult Learning Center Large Conference Room, 129 Seamon Road, Farmington, ME 


COST:   As always, there is no cost

QUESTIONS:  Call 778-3460 for more information or directions


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on January 12, 2015

"Getting Hooked" on Mt. Blue Community Ed Winter-Spring 2015 Courses [Franklin County Adult Education]

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If you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your Mt. Blue Community Education Course Catalog for the Winter-Spring 2015 session, you only have a short wait left.  Catalogs should be in the community the week of January 26!  Most classes will not begin until the week of February 23 or later.  There are exciting new classes being offered as well as old favorites.  The staff at Mt. Blue RSD Adult & Community Education will look for your registrations either on-line, in the mail or you may register by calling us at 778-3460.


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on January 12, 2015