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Archive: August 2018

New Parking Spaces Make Reaching Lewiston High School Easier [Lewiston Adult Education]

Summer road work included the creation of parking spaces closer to Lewiston High School.


Lewiston Adult education students heading to classes at Lewiston High School will find access to the building has become much easier thanks to summer road work.

The dropoff and pickup lanes in front of Lewiston have expanded to include more parking spaces. The removal of a hedge that divided the lanes means that the entrance of the high school is much easier to see from the road.

All Lewiston Adult Education students enter the high school through the main entrance behind the flagpole. Staffers lead students to classrooms in the building.

Anyone in need of additional directions can call the Lewiston High School office at 207-784-2928.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 31, 2018 | Read more in: News

Our New Fall 2018 Courses are Here! [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Browse, register and pay online for Fall 2018 classes by clicking on the "Courses" tab above.

Or enjoy viewing the print version of our catalog here:



Posted by Terri Eddy  on August 30, 2018 | Read more in: News and Events

Get A Look At Lewiston Adult Education's Main Office And The Adult Learning Center [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's main office at Lewiston High School.


Lewiston Adult Education has two offices a short distance from each other but offering different services for students.

The main office, which is located in the lobby of Lewiston High School, handles registrations for enrichment classes, including meditation and hip-hop dance, as well as workforce classes such as welding and CNA. Most courses listed in the Fall 2018 brochure will be held at Lewiston High School.

The main office number is 207-795-4141.

The Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School on Birch Street and offers HiSET classes for students who want to get their high school equivalency, HiSET testing, English language lessons and instruction on taking the U.S. citizenship exam. 

The Adult Learning Center's office number is 207-784-2928.


Lewiston Adult Education's Adult Learning Center is located in the lower level of Longley School. The entrance is next to the blue sign.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 30, 2018 | Read more in: News

Fall Orientation Week [Region 9 Adult Education]

Fall Orientation Week starts Tuesday, September 4th!

Orientation Week Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to 12pm. 

New students MUST attend 2 days, and returning students must attend one day.

Adult Education classes start Monday, September 10th


Posted by Caroline Mitchell  on August 29, 2018

Directors Message! [MSAD #40 Adult Education ]

Directors’ Message
Grow Your Knowledge!
It is the start of a new semester and we are excited
to bring a wide variety of enrichment opportunites to the
mid-coast region! Our goal this semester is to encourage
you to grow your knowledge! We are pleased to offer many
new classes and we can honestly say, we have something
for everyone.
CLC and RSU 40 Adult and Community Education
programs are driven by both our students and our
communities. We have listened to the wants and needs
of our community members and implemented classes that
will encourage people to continue to learn and grow.
As always, we are looking for fresh ideas, and new
classes to offer. If you or someone you know is interested
in sharing a skill or knowledge, please contact one of us.
We always love to discuss new ideas for classes.
The “Early Bird” special is again being offered.
We appreciate all of our customers and to show that
appreciation we are offering a discount that is valid through
Friday, January 25. Registrations after that date will not be
eligible for the early bird special, so please register early in
order to take advantage of this great deal!
We are always looking for new ways to improve
and expand our programs here at CLC and RSU 40 Adult
and Community Education. It is our mission this semester
for you to “Grow Your Knowledge!” by signing up for one or
more of our winter / spring course offerings! We are excited
to get started and hope you are, too!


Pamela J. Sperry,
CLC Adult Education Director
Kayla Sikora,
RSU 40 Adult Education Director


Posted by Kayla Sikora  on August 29, 2018

Registration is open for Spring 2019 classes! [RSU/MSAD#44 Adult and Community Education]

Spring Classes at MSAD 44 Adult Education

Whether you want to complete your High School credential, start college or a new career, or just learn something new, MSAD44 Adult Ed is a great place to begin.

Spring academic classes include HiSET test preparation and college preparation. HiSET is the test you must take in Maine to obtain your high school equivalency diploma. Our Learning Center can help you prepare for this challenging exam. We can also help you prepare for college and guide you through the application process. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons beginning March 2019. Call our office for hours and to sign up.

There are numerous classes offered each month through our Ed2go online learning platform. These are instructor led, online continuing education courses in everything from healthcare, career exploration, writing, business and accounting, and up-to-date technology instruction. Classes start at just $89 and run for about 6 weeks each. For more information, check out:

We have a great line-up of classes this spring including cooking, jewlery making, fiddle, exercise, fly tying, fly fishing, and pottery. Keep an eye out for our spring flyer which will be in your mailbox around the third week of March. You can also check out our website ( and our Facebook page.

Spring “one and done” classes include Indian Cooking, Gourmet Burger, intro to Gold Prospecting, and four pottery classes. We also have several multi-week classes beginning in April also: Tai Chi, Country Heat LIVE exercise class, and Gym and Swim. Register early to ensure a spot in these classes! FMI call 824-2136 ext 1340.


Posted by Lois Ruff  on August 27, 2018

NTI Student Of The Month Got His Start at Lewiston Adult Education [Lewiston Adult Education]

(Image courtesy of NTI)

A former Lewiston Adult Education student has received an honor from Northeast Technical Institute.

Michel Simba, who took the Adult Basic Education class and volunteered at the Adult Learning Center in 2017, was named the student of the month for June at NTI.

“Michel is one of our top Manufacturing students. He is always on time and always respectful of his fellow classmates,” a release on the NTI website said. “When we have visited Manufacturing companies, he is the first to ask questions and seek additional information.”

Simba is fluent in English, French and Portuguese. He taught a conversational English class and a computer class at Lewiston Adult Education.

“Michel is a dedicated and avid learner.  He was an inspiration to many other students in my ABE classes. I'm so happy for him! ,” said Amy Hatch, College Transitions and ABE instructor for Lewiston Adult Education.

Simba has completed his training at NTI and has been hired by Modula Inc. of Lewiston.

The full release about Simba’s award can be found at:


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 23, 2018 | Read more in: News

Welding Has September Start At Lewiston Adult Education [Lewiston Adult Education]


Lewiston High School teachers Rebecca Spilecki and Terry Waite took Welding I at Lewiston Adult Education in 2017. 

Welding II is returning to Lewiston Adult Education and will give students hours of experience in the skilled trade.

John Clements will teach the class, which begins on Sept. 6. Student welders will meet once a week for three hours.

Both men and women have succeeded in welding classes at Lewiston Adult Education. Students have included local educators. In the fall of 2017, Lewiston High School teachers Rebecca Spilecki and Terry Waite took Welding I.

The fall 2018 class will include instruction on metal inert gas welding (MIG), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) and Flux-Cored arc welding. All students will receive a certificate documenting their hours of hands-on experience.

For more information about the class, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or visit their website,


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 22, 2018 | Read more in: News

Five Town CSD Welcomes New Director of Adult & Community Education [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

David WattsThe School Board of Five Town CSD is pleased to announce the appointment of David Watts as the new Director of Adult & Community Education. The award-winning Five Town program has a state-wide reputation for quality education.

“As the new Director,” says Watts, “I come with a willing heart to learn and understand the educational needs of the community. I am a lifelong learner myself and have always enjoyed doing many things. My focus will be to continue with and build upon the excellent legacy put in place by my predecessor, Tim Dresser, with an eye toward expanding career development opportunities that support our local economy.”


Watts joins the Five Town CSD team by way of, most recently, RSU5 located in Freeport where he was the Director of Community Programs. He has over 35 years’ experience in a variety of roles, including adult education, music education, facility management, banking, appraising, commercial real estate development, and arts management. In addition, he has been a music director and performer his entire adult life.


Says Watts of his vision for the future, “The midcoast area of Maine is a vibrant learning community. It is one of the main things that attracted me to apply for this position. In addition, Adult Education has been going through significant changes and challenges and I’m excited to become involved in helping youth and adults in this area overcome barriers to education and employment.”


Watts will work out of offices at Camden Hills Regional High School just off Route 90 in Rockport. In addition to extensive enrichment offerings, Five Town CSD offers High School Completion, High School Equivalency, basic math and English tutoring for adults, College and Adult Transitions education and advising services, workforce education, and general career counseling services. Many of these academic and career services are free for qualifying residents.


More information about workforce, academic, and enrichment classes will be coming out in the Fall 2018 brochure which is due to hit mailboxes just after Labor Day.


Posted by Elyse Socker  on August 20, 2018 | Read more in: News

Training Partners Support ME Veterans’ CNA Course [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Training partners from Augusta Adult Education (AAE) and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA), met with administrative staff of Maine Veterans’ Homes (MVH) in Augusta to plan a fall Certified Nurses Training (CNA).  The fast paced curriculum will offer two weeks of Work Ready training at Augusta Adult Education, 33 Union Street, Augusta, followed by 12 weeks of classroom and clinical training to meet the 180 hours required for certification.  The course, valued at over $2000 per participant, is no cost to candidates meeting eligibility requirements for WIOA funding provided by WMCA.  Training will be held at the MVH facility located at 310 Cony Road, Augusta.   

Training Partners

 Pictured (l-r):  Becky Thayer, MVH Human Resource Manager;  Zane Clement AAE Director; Rhona Suga, MVH Director of Nursing; Patti Saarinen, WMCA Central/Western Maine Program Coordinator; and Myles Robert, WMCA, Employment & Training Specialist.  FMI call 207.626.2470 or 207.713.7045.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.


Posted by Helen Emery  on August 17, 2018