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Next Driver Ed Class begins October 30, 2018 at Winthrop High School [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Class begins October 30, 2018 6-9 pm at Winthrop High School.

Area Driving School provides driver education classes that consists of 30 hours classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind the wheel instruction. All of the instuctors are licensed by the State of Maine and certified in First-Aid.  The vehicles are fully insured and inspected by the bureau of Motor Vehicles. Students must be 15 years of age by the first class. You'll need to bring your birth certificate, social security card, corrective lenses (glasses or contacts), blue or black ink pen and paper.

To register for class or for more information, please contact Area Driving school at 207-933-2034 or email


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on October 18, 2018 | Read more in: News

Spotlight: 2ND ANNUAL STUDENT WORKSHOP DAYS-ANOTHER SUCCESS! [Sanford Community Adult Education]

SCAE Holds Workshop Days for Students and the Community!

October 2nd and 3rd, 2018, were very different than the usual class days at Sanford Community Adult Education. All daytime and night classes were transformed into workshops about colleges, employment, local social service agencies, self-care, and supporting family and friends with substance abuse disorders. Students, their families and friends, and other community members who attended chose between several options for each time block.

Presenters included representatives from York County Community College, University of Maine Augusta, University of Southern Maine, Sanford Institution for Savings, Goodwill Workforce Solutions, York County Community Action, and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford. Teachers and staff at SCAE also presented workshops on such diverse topics as job hunting tips, transitioning to college from adult education, managing your money, understanding math in the news, communication without technology, self-care-yoga, and a history of Sanford.

Particularly well-attended were two workshops called, “Supporting Family and Friends with Substance Abuse Disorders”, facilitated by Lynn Hatch of Strategies for a Stronger Sanford.

Another highlight was a panel of “Successful Former Adult Ed Students, which included Laura Miller, an R.N. who attended SCAE over 10 years ago; Jessica Rogers, who attended five years ago and is now a trainer for a medical records company; and Nathan Darigan, who graduated in June 2018 and is now attending SMCC in South Portland. These former students shared their stories of struggle and success.

Allen Lampert, Director at Sanford Community Adult Education commented. “This is our second year providing this service to the community. We are proud to be able to offer these workshops to our students and the community at-large, and we are looking forward to doing it again next year.”

Students arrived to coffee, breakfast pastries, and fruit. They were also provided with lunch and snacks throughout the day.  There was ample break time between the sessions for participants to talk further with workshop presenters or each other.  This was the second annual Student Workshop Days, and next year’s event is being planned.


Posted by Lisa Blanchette  on October 17, 2018 | Read more in: Events and News

CDL Class B School and Passenger Bus Licence Class Available in Fairfield [Lawrence Adult Education]


Posted by Kathy Cote  on October 16, 2018 | Read more in: News

Immediate Opening - Job Coach for Youth Workforce Initiative Program [Lawrence Adult Education]

Job Coach for 21st Century Workforce Initiative Program - Immediate Opening

This will be a shared position between Lawrence Adult Education and MSAD 54 Adult Education. Days/Hours are flexible depending on student, employer, and coach.

Performance responsibilities will include:

  • Assist learners in a comprehensive exploration of career opportunities, post-secondary educational options, and life goals based on individual interests, aptitude, resources, aspirations, and job shadowing/experience.

  • Develop and Individual Learning Plan for each student that promotes strategies, identification of resources, appropriate academic placement and a realistic timetable for success. The Plan will also include the job placement opportunity within the Youth program.

  • Assist learners and employers will all facets of the academic and employment process, including resume development, college applications if necessary, employment search, and reflecting and evaluating the job shadow/experience.

  • Encourage and promote student persistence by helping them to identify and overcome employment barriers.

  • Collect, organize and analyze data as needed to keep the employer and student on task.

  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with partner agencies, educational institutions, and employers.

  • Engage in and share the results of program with all partners involved.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.

  • Knowledge of the learning process.

  • Course work and/or experience with career advising

  • blem solving skills.

  • Flexibility of schedule


The position will be for 15 hours per week for Lawrence Adult Education and 15 hours per week for Skowhegan Area Adult Education for a total of 30 hours per week. The position will pay $22 per hour for a year round position.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to:

Pat Hughes, Director at Lawrence Adult Education

4 School Street, Fairfield, Maine 04937



Posted by Kathy Cote  on October 16, 2018 | Read more in: News

New Staff at Five Town CSD Adult Ed [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

New Staff


Posted by Elyse Socker  on October 10, 2018 | Read more in: News

What's New? What's Coming? What's Fun? [Lisbon Adult & Community Education]

As our Fall Semester has gotten underway, we are so excited to share fun an exciting options for Enrichment classes that we have lined up! With options for Fitness, CPR and Babysitting certifications, Paint Nights, Crochet Classes, Understanding Medicare and a Driving Dynamics class, there is sure to be the perfect class for everyone....and we're constantly adding more. Also, be on the lookout for a fun American Sign Language course coming soon during our Winter Semester!  Browse through the online course catalog and start learning something new by registering today!


Posted by Deb Whitaker  on September 19, 2018 | Read more in: News and Events

Certified Nurses Assistant and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Programs [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

CNA and CCMA classes starting in October 2018 at Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education!






For more information, visit our website at or give us at call at 207-657-9612


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on September 12, 2018 | Read more in: News, Events, and Upcoming Classes

Fall Super Saturday, Small Engine Class Mark Change Of Seasons [Lewiston Adult Education]

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair teacher Richard Hussey, left, talks machine parts with students in his class.

Super Saturday and a pair of weeknight classes will mark the start of fall at Lewiston Adult Education.

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair and Bargello Quilts both start on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Lewiston High School. Small Engine will allow people to fix chain shaws and snowblowers. Bargello Quilts, which involve vibrant color patterns, can give students an artistic outlet while staying warm.

 The classes had been listed with earlier start dates in the Fall 2018 brochure.

This semester's Super Saturday is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lewiston High School. Classes with openings include Quilling for Beginners, Russian for Beginners, Spiritual Metaphysics: Heart-Based Living, Tea Tasting, PowerPoint and Jasmine Cafe Food Truck. 

Supanne Saengwong of Jasmine Cafe will talk about the food truck business as well as Asian cuisine before letting students try food from the truck. People interested in the Tea Tasting with Hawo Abdille will need to bring in their own mugs in order to sample the many different varieties that will be offered. Victor Caron shall explain ways to make the most of a presentation by using the computer program PowerPoint. 

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


Posted by Michael Reagan  on September 11, 2018 | Read more in: News

Little Libraires [RSU#12 Adult Education/ Alna, Chelsea, Somerville, Whitefield, Windsor, Westport Island, Palermo]

We are pleased to now have little Lending libraries in our towns, books range from Adult to Child, take a book, bring back a book, the same book or a different one. These libraires are made possible from a grant from the Whitefield Lions Club and funding and support from the Maine Dept. of Education. Locations are: Somerville- by flag pole at the town office, Chelsea- yet to be determined Alna- Town office, Palermo- Town office, Westport Island- across from the town office, Whitefield- yet to be determined, Windsor= overflow lot at Husseys Store.


Posted by Carol Davis  on September 11, 2018 | Read more in: News and Events

Lewiston, Auburn Adult Education’s CNA Training Begins Oct. 1 [Lewiston Adult Education]

Members of the most recent Certified Nursing Assistant class had their picture taken in their lab this summer.

People interested in starting a career as a Certified Nursing can take classes next month with Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult and Community Education.

The classes will be held in Auburn and cost $275 per student. It is being done in partnership with the Marshwood Center of Lewiston.

The program begins Oct. 1. Classes will be held at Edward Little High School in Auburn on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CNA students will complete 180 hours of classroom instruction and labs in addition to 70 hours of clinical work. After completing the training, students will need to pass the state exam to be eligible for Maine certification.

To begin the application process, contact Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or by calling Auburn Adult & Community Education at 207-333-6661. Students will have to take a CASAS, or Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, test along with having an interview.



Posted by Michael Reagan  on September 7, 2018 | Read more in: News