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Archive: December 2015

CNAs Pinned December 17, 2015 [Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education]

 Otis Smith, Director of RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education, and David Keaton, Director of Region Two CTE, are pleased to announce the graduates of the Region Two CTE Fall 2015 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course.  Successfully completing the course under the tutelage of Region Two CNA Instructor of Kim Fox, BSN, were Kimberly Carter, Audrey Doughty, Chelsea Folsom, Elizabeth Gardner, Natalie Hill, Kirsten LaRosa, Libby Taylor, Staci Merritt, Megan Sides, and Shania Stover.   CNA training is comprised of 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical experience.   For those interested in beginning a career in the Allied Health Care field, Adult Education has another CNA course at Region Two starting January 5, 2016.   Online registration for the CNA course is available at  For those interested in registering for the CNA course by phone, please contact 521-3100, ext. 3150.

Pictured L to R:  Back Row – Kirsten LaRosa, Shania Stover, Chelsea Folsom, Elizabeth Gardner, Taylor Libby, and Natalie Hill.  Front Row – Audrey Doughty, Staci Merritt, Kimberley Carter, Megan Sides, and instructor, Kim Fox.


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on December 23, 2015

Portland Press Herald article about our very own Jock Robie [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Jock Robie's worm composting classes are available this spring at Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education.

Jock Robie adds compost to one of his worm bins in his Gorham basement.




Posted by Shelley McGowan  on December 21, 2015

Registration and Program Information [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]



      Registration and Program Information

Registration Options:

1. ONLINE 24/7 at   

2. Mail in registration form. (Call the office to confirm space.) 

3. In Person: Walk-in registrations are welcome.

Your payment reserves your space in the class. There is a $30.00 charge for returned checks.

Programs may be canceled due to insufficient enrollments.  Once you have registered AND paid, you will be contacted only if there is a change in schedule, typically by email so please monitor your email.  Consider yourself in the class unless we contact you.

Age: Unless otherwise notes in the course description, courses are open to individuals 17 years and older who are not attending elementary or high school. In some cases, the Director may grant permission otherwise.

Refunds: If Adult Ed cancels a class, a full refund will be issued. A full refund will not be issued if students withdraws seven days or less before the start of class. A full refund (minus $5) will be made for withdrawals more than seven days from the start of class. No refunds will be made after the class starts. If a student is dissatisfied with a class, he or she may write a letter or email to the Director with an explanation. Our goal is 100% satisfaction. 

Weather cancellations:

If school is closed for the day, there will NOT be Adult Ed classes (even if the sun comes out). If a storm develops after school is in session, check for evening cancellations which will be broadcast over the radio (WNSX), on, and on the website (as long as we have power.) Decisions will be made by 3pm. Email the Director if you are unsure. Please don’t call, as there may not be anyone in the office to receive your call.

Try something new this year at one of Maine’s 80+ local adult education programs. From Fort Kent to Kittery and everywhere in between, our programs offer thousands of classes including business skills training, fun, personal enrichment, and more. Access all programming at

MDI Adult Education serves Mt. Desert Island and the outer islands and Trenton. All adults are welcome to our classes.


Posted by Anne Patterson  on December 17, 2015

New Lewiston Adult Education science, WorkReady classes start in January [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education has a number of new classes scheduled to begin in early January and is accepting registrations.

If you are preparing for a STEM or health care degree program or want to refresh your science knowledge, join us for Bio-Chem Boot Camp from Jan. 4-16. The program offers an intensive review of core concepts in general biology, including an overview of cells, genetics, heredity, microbiology and ecology as well as topics in chemistry, such as atoms and molecular structures. Virtual classes will be based at Lewiston Adult Education for video conferencing on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. with online assignments between sessions. The group will meet for two all-day Saturday lab sessions held at Gray-New Gloucester High School. The cost of the two-week program is $96.  For more information or to register, call 795-4141.

Lewiston Adult Education will also host a WorkReady training program starting on Jan. 4.  WorkReady is an 80-hour intensive program provided free to eligible participants in need of help with job searches and who would like to increase job skills. Space for this program is limited. For more information and to begin the application process, please contact the Lewiston Career Center at 753-9001.

The brochure for all of Lewiston Adult Education’s classes is set to be released at the end of December. Registration for enrichment and other classes are scheduled to begin in January. 


Posted by Michael Reagan  on December 15, 2015 | Read more in: News


Do you have your high school diploma, GED or HiSET and are thinking about the next step in your education but not sure where to begin? We at Mt. Blue Adult Ed can help you. Our 15-week college prep program is starting in January.

What do we do?

  • Explore your career interests, strengths and options
  • Assess your academic skills
  • Help with college admissions and financial aid forms
  • Teach you to manage your time and stress
  • Help to strengthen math, reading, writing, technology and study skills

Call Mt Blue Adult Ed today at 778-3460 for more information or to register for January classes!


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on December 15, 2015 | Read more in: News and Events

Adult Education Integrated Education and Training (IET) [RSU 25 Adult and Community Education]

Are you interested in a career in healthcare?  Come join this exciting new program!  No matter what your background or experience, you will come away with the knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare field.  By the end of the program you will have the opportunity to visit local healthcare facilities, transportation included, improve your skills, receive hands-on training, and earn several certificates.  The grant includes the following classes:  Bridges to Patient Care, CNA, CRMA, Patient Care English, Patient Care Math, Patient Care Northstar, and Patient Care WorkReady.  For more information and to register for this program please call RSU 25 Adult and Community Education at 469-2129.


Posted by Tina Monreal  on December 10, 2015

Give yourself the gift of education [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

It's never too late to graduate.

Have you been meaning to go back to school to get your high school diploma? Do it now!

Have you already graduated from high school? Time to go to college!

Business & Skills Training

Thinking about changing careers? Meet with a career advisor to develop your next moves.

Take an online class!



Our Adult Education program offers options for everyone.
For more information, call 207-627-4291 or email


Posted by AE Admin  on December 9, 2015

Congratulations to Paula Callan, our Messalonskee Site Coordinator. [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Paula Callan Named Maine Assistant Principal of the Year!



Posted by Shelley McGowan  on December 4, 2015


ADULT EDUCATION ORIENTATION - What is Orientation and why is it important?

The next Mt. Blue RSD Adult Education Orientation will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 6 and 7, from 9:00-3:00 with classes beginning the following week.

What is Orientation?

  1. Orientation is a requirement set forth by the State of Maine that all students participate in 12 hours of orientation as part of the enrollment process into Adult Education.
  2. Day One is filled with information about the program presented by various staff members and instructors. Students must complete paperwork and review policies that will guide their education.  The instructors will also administer tests to determine what learning levels our students may be at in order to place them into appropropriate classes. These tests not only provide important information to the instructors, they are also required by the State of Maine.
  3. Day Two will have the instructors reviewing test results and setting up students'  individual schedules for classes. Students will also hear more information about use of technology in their education and college/career transitions. Not all students will require classes but will still meet with the instructors to review the next step, whether it is preparing for their HiSet (formerly GED) or for taking tests for college.

Why is it important that I attend both days?

  1. In order to best meet our students' educational needs, students must be tested and assigned appropriate classes. This cannot be completed in one day because the instructors meet to discuss each student's goals and educational pathway before meeting with them individually on Day Two.

Do I need to bring anything?

  1. We will provide lunch but if you might like to bring snacks or beverages.
  2. Please bring your social security number and a state-issued picture ID or current driver's license.


Call Mt. Blue RSD Adult Education at 778-3460 Monday through Thursday from 8:30-4:00 to register for the next orientation.  The next three Orientation Dates are January 6-7, 2016,  February 24-25, 2016 and April 13-14, 2016.


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on December 2, 2015