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Archive: August 2017

Enrichment Classes [Westbrook Adult Education]

Westbrook Adult Education will not be offering enrichment classes this year.  Our focus will be on building strong academic and technical training programs for Westbrook residents.  You are invited to take advantage of enrichment classes in other districts.  To see course offerings nearby, check out these websites:


Windham  www.windham/






Posted by Kate Rotroff  on August 31, 2017 | Read more in: News

Big Changes Coming for Westbrook Adult and Community Education [Westbrook Adult Education]

The Westbrook School Department has made it a priority to build a vibrant adult education program that meets educational and workforce needs of its adult residents. To this end, Westbrook is partnering with Gorham School Department to share a director, Kate Rotroff.  Kate has 18 years experience as a director. She has spent the last few weeks learning about the Westbrook community by meeting with various community groups.  A familiar face, Linda Lampron, will continue as administrative assistant for the program.  She is based in room 420 at the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center. 

This year the focus will be in four areas:  providing multiple levels of instruction for Westbrook’s growing population of English Language Learners, supporting high school completion for adults who did not graduate from high school, offering vocational training that leads to high wage, high demand jobs and preparation for college.  

Registration for English Language Learners will be held on September 6th from 9:00 am– 11:30am and on September 8 from 12:30pm until 3:00pm in room B-9 at the community center (second door to the left when you enter through the main entrance.)

Students wishing to register for HiSET preparation should call the adult education office at 854-0826 for an appointment.  All classes begin the week of September 18, 2017. 

Technical training through Westbrook Regional Vocational Center and college transition classes will begin in January. 

Kate is excited by the work ahead.  She hopes to draw on both her adult education and previous experience to get the job done.  Before becoming director in Gorham, Kate worked for eleven years as an education specialist at Maine Medical Center.  She was responsible for training Special Education teachers how to develop and support work opportunities for students who had disabilities.  She worked with schools in Aroostook, Washington, Lincoln and Cumberland Counties (including Westbrook).  She also worked for the City of Portland as a Senior Human Services Counselor at the Youth Opportunities office.  She has had a variety other, more unusual, experiences including Maine State Blueberry Inspector, para-mutual teller, short order cook, and license horse groom.  She learned to drive a front-end loader and a dump truck when her then 9-year-old son said, “Girls can’t do that.” 


Posted by Kate Rotroff  on August 31, 2017 | Read more in: News

Tech Hire IT Program [Valley Unified Continuing Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on August 14, 2017

MMRACE Director elected to MAEA Board [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Please join us in congratulating Hannah Bard, Director, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education, for being elected to serve on the The Maine Adult Education Association Board (MAEA).  Hannah looks forward to serving our students and the state wide adult education community.

The Maine Adult Education Association is a professional organization that advocates for adult education locally, statewide, and nationally and supports its members in order to meet the educational needs of Maine’s adults.

The Maine Adult Education Association (MAEA) is a nonprofit organization representing adult education programs, professionals and volunteers in Maine since 1965.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 14, 2017

New Ventures Maine Offers Free Money Management Classes [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

New Ventures Maine joins MMRACE to offer a free money management class.

Register now.



Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 10, 2017

Fall College Transition Program To Teach Time Management, Scholarship Searches [Lewiston Adult Education]


College Transition Program instructor Amy Hatch presents Susanna Straight with a Certificate of Completion at the end of the spring semester’s College Transition Program.


People looking to prepare for college and for scholarship help can sign up for the fall session of the College Transition Program at Lewiston Adult Education.


The free program reviews reading, writing and math skills in a college-style setting. It will include an expanded focus on time management as well as finding and applying for scholarships.


Class begins Sept. 12 at Lewiston Adult Education's suite at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. The 14-week fall session will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 


Students will visit the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College, Central Maine Community College and Kaplan University during the semester. Representatives from Northeast Technical Institute, the Maine Educational Opportunity Center and the Finance Authority of Maine will make classroom appearances.


Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 to start the application process, to schedule a CASAS assessment or to find out more about the program


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 9, 2017

Get you HiSet! Enroll in College Transitions! Update your skills! [Region 9 Adult Education]

Orientation for Adult Education programs is MANDATORY.

To enroll in any programs, attend our Orientation Week!

September 5-7 from 8am until noon


If you can't make it to Orientation Week,

here are all the other orientations for 2017-2018


Posted by Caroline Mitchell  on August 8, 2017

How To Find The B Street Center [Lewiston Adult Education]

The B Street Community Center has a number of offices in it, including one for Lewiston Adult Education. It is located at the corner of Bates and Birch streets.


The B Street Center holds College Transition Program classes and Work Readiness training. Its address is 57 Birch St.

The parking lot is on the other side of the building.The entrance sits on the right-hand side.

Head through the doors to the end of the hallway. The stairs are on the left.



Go through the door at the top of the stairs. 


Lewiston Adult Education's office at B Street is right in front of you. 




Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 7, 2017

Directions To Lewiston's Adult Learning Center [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School on 145 Birch St. Students can work on getting their high school equivalency as well as take citizenship and English classes.

The office is also where records are kept for people who have received their GED. Maine now uses the HiSET exam for testing. The main number is 207-795-4141.


The sign on Birch Street says "Multi-Purpose Center."

The Longley School sign is about the main entrance. But the Adult Learning Center door is off to the right of the building.

The entrance is between two trees, with a blue sign covered by branches.


One or both doors will be open during regular hours.




Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 4, 2017

Welcome to our new website! [Axiom Education & Training Center]

We have recently launched our new website! The new site brings with it many new and exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.

Some of these new and exciting features include:

  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Register online: Click on the "Register" button on any course to register and pay for the course online in a few easy steps. Of course, you can also call or walk-in to our office to register if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site, and many more are slated to appear over the next year. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. You can also follow us on Facebook for updates. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your new adult education website!


Posted by Valerie Lawson  on August 1, 2017 | Read more in: News