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Archive: October 2015

Monthly Story Hour [Biddeford Adult Education]

Congratulations to our Family Literacy Program that hosted 23 participants for it's October Monthly Story Hour on Wednesday, October 21st.  If you are interested, our next one will be Wednesday, November 18th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at our Learning Center.  Need more information?  Contact Julie at 282-6511 or




Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on October 23, 2015 | Read more in: News and Events

Upcoming Classes [Biddeford Adult Education]


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on October 22, 2015 | Read more in: News

Adult Education Aids Our Furry Friends [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

This fall at Augusta Adult and Community Education, students, faculty and staff joined together in a mutual cause for their community.  The mission was to support the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.  The results were overwhelming.  Not only did students bring in donations of canned and dry food, treats and toys, but several students made blankets for the animals. It was truly a labor of love as they sewed and even crocheted warm, soft pieces of comfort.  Several students had the pleasure of dropping off the donations to KV Humane Society on October 22, and got to visit with all the furry friends.  The hope is to continue collecting donations through Thanksgiving.  Thank you to all who have helped in this cause.

                                                         Humane Shelter Visit





Posted by Helen Emery  on October 22, 2015

Get paid to share something you love to do! [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]






Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education is looking for people to offer enrichment courses involving crafts, cooking, exercise, technology, or simply teaching a new concept or skill that YOU can share!

Some ideas:
  ~ Someone to lead a once or twice a week walking class that could be around town, or through many of our local trails.
  ~ Cake decorating or Making the Perfect Pie Crust
  ~ Knitting or Crocheting (beginner or advanced)
  ~ How to Maneuver Through Windows 10
  ~ Make-up Application Class
  ~ Aromatherapy
  ~ Acting Classes

Get paid to share something you love to do!

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact either Jane Lee (, Community Enrichment Coordinator or our office at or call us at 873-5754.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on October 21, 2015

Customer Service Training Set to Start on Oct. 26 at Lewiston Adult Ed [Lewiston Adult Education]

No-cost training for eligible particpants is scheduled to begin on Oct. 26 at Lewiston Adult Education.

People who go through the short-term program will receive a Ready2Work/Technology-Customer Service Certificate, which is specialized training recognized by Argo Marketing Group, Inc. The company has full and part-time openings, with opportunities for advancement

Last September, the Maine Department of Education announced it had awarded a grant to Lewiston Adult Education to provide training for hundreds of new jobs at Argo Marketing .The company is adding 300 positions, with benefits, at its Lewiston location within the next year resulting from a partnership with iYogi, a computer-support services business based in India.

Lewiston Adult Education will offer integrated training that includes keyboarding, technology, critical reading and customer service training.

Contact the Lewiston Career Center at 753-9005 or 800-741-2991. TYY users may call Maine Relay 711.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 6, 2015

Odysseyware for High School Diploma Credits [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Odysseyware is a computerized learning program that offers you the opportunity to earn credits toward your high school diploma. Odysseyware enables you to work at your own pace with the assistance of our certified instructor, Paula Raymond, who is available in the adult education computer lab during established times. In addition, you may use this web-based program to prepare for college level courses and the HiSET exam.  Mrs. Raymond also teaches several of our traditional High School Diploma courses.  For more information please call our office at 873-5754.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on October 5, 2015

Adult Learning Center students finish class on financial literacy [Lewiston Adult Education]

Clement Yombe


A group of students has completed a financial literacy program at Lewiston’s Adult Learning Center aimed at making them more self-sufficient and successful.

Clement Yombe, program coordinator for Community Financial Literacy, taught the five-week class for English Speakers of Other Languages that covered topics including the American banking system, loans and credit cards.

“We have had so many success stories. Students had zero for a credit score and within one year, they had a good credit score that helped them qualify for a car loan,” Yombe said.

He taught the five-week class in English and French to 15 people who received certificates on Thursday at the Adult Learning Center, which is in the lower level of Longley School on Birch Street. Yombe has taught the class for the last four years.

For more information about money management classes or other kinds of instruction, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or go to


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 2, 2015

Lewiston College Transition students try mini-class at CMCC [Lewiston Adult Education]

Christina Monahan and Clarenece Rawding take part in a visit to Central Maine Community College's campus on Thursday.

Students in the Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program participated in a mini-class at Central Maine Community College in Auburn as part of a Thursday visit.

Learning and Advising Specialist Julia Edwards of CMCC started the class with a discussion about President Obama’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly and then moved into an explanation about the civil war in Syria. The students received a copy of the speech and a list of potential questions before class.

“It was my students’ first experience in a college setting and I saw it ignite the spark of interest in higher learning and in their desire for higher education,” said Amy Hatch, College Transition Program Instructor at Lewiston Adult Education.

They were asked to highlight parts of the speech they agreed with and others with which they disagreed. Their two-hour class also included a discussion explanation about countries with capitalist economies, such as the United States.

Students in the program will return to CMCC at the end of October for a campus tour and a visit to the library as part of the work on a research paper.

Hatch praised Edwards for the time she spent with students and her willingness to answer questions about college.

For more information about Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program or other classes, call 207-795-4141.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 2, 2015 | Read more in: News