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Adult Learning Center Closed On Wednesday, April 17 [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education classes in the Adult Learning Center are canceled for Wednesday, April 17, because of flooding in the building.

The Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School in Lewiston.

But classes are continuing on Wednesday at Lewiston Adult Education's office at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on April 17, 2019 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Stand-Up Students Prepare To Spread Laughter [Lewiston Adult Education]

 


Students in Lewiston Adult Education’s Standup Comedy Workshop posed for a picture with their teacher during a class at Lewiston High School. From left to right, Ivy Moser, Frank Spurr, Roger Poulin, Cecile Thornton, Anita Alef, instructor Dawn Hartill, Sean Crane and Stephen Amoroso. Seated are Amanda Kinsey and Chris Kinney.

 
 Adult education students will put their skills to the test by telling jokes in front of an audience at Guthrie's Restaurant & Café in Lewiston on April 8.

Members of the Stand-up Comedy Workshop class at Lewiston Adult Education have met for weeks with instructor Dawn Hartill to polish their stories and find ways to develop them into a series of jokes. Hartill, who has performed throughout New England, was a member of the first Stand-up Comedy Workshop class.

The show will be held on Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Guthrie's Restaurant & Café on 115 Middle St. in Lewiston. It is open to the public at no charge.

Students meet for one evening a week at Lewiston High School. Hartill brings a microphone, microphone stand and amplifier in order for students to become comfortable with the technical setup in order to speak before an audience along with helping them hone deliveries and punchlines.

Comedians have made visits to the class to provide feedback, including Harold “Tuck” Tucker. Tucker also teaches the fall Improv class for Lewiston Adult Education    

 
 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on March 22, 2019 | Read more in: News

Lewiston, Auburn provide options to adults seeking high school credential [Lewiston Adult Education]

A Lewiston Adult Education graduate and children head to the gym for commencement ceremonies in June 2018.

 

Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult & Community Education are offering a free program for adults looking to get their high school credential.

The adult education programs both give the High School Equivalency test, the HiSET, which has replaced the GED as Maine’s high school equivalency exam. It consists of five subtests on a computer: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. People who are at least 17 years old and not enrolled in school may take the HiSET.

HiSET exam preparation and testing are free.  There are several convenient locations in Lewiston and Auburn.  The Adult Learning Centers, which are located in the lower level of Longley School on 145 Birch St. in Lewiston and 4th floor of Auburn City Hall on 60 Court Street are two locations. The third is Auburn Adult Ed’s office at Edward Little High School on 77 Harris St. in Auburn, which gives testing and lessons in the evening.

For more information, contact Auburn Adult & Community Education at 207-333-6661 or Lewiston’s Adult Learning Center at 207-784-2928.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on February 11, 2019 | Read more in: News

Cutups To Class Clowns Welcome To Join Lewiston Adult Ed’s Standup Comedy Workshop [Lewiston Adult Education]

Comedian Dawn Hartill will return to the classroom to guide aspiring comics in her Standup Comedy Workshop class this month at Lewiston Adult Education.

 

            An upcoming Lewiston Adult Education class will give students time in the spotlight to tell a few jokes.

            Standup Comedy Workshop begins on Feb. 28 at Lewiston High School. Comedian Dawn Hartill is returning to teach the class.

            Hartill was a member of the first Standup Comedy Workshop class at Lewiston Adult Education and based some of her earliest routines on experiences of being the mother of three teen boys. She has performed in shows throughout Maine and New England.

            Students will begin the class with ideas for a set and work with Hartill and classmates to hone their material and delivery. They will perform at Guthrie’s on 115 Middle St. in Lewiston in the early spring as their final exam.

            To register for Standup Comedy Workshop, go to www.lewiston.maineadulted.org or call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on February 8, 2019 | Read more in: News

Our Winter-Spring 2019 Course Catalog is Here! [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Browse, register and pay online for Winter-Spring 2019 classes by clicking on the "Courses" tab above.

Or enjoy the print version of our catalog here:

Spring_2019_-_full_catalog.pdf

Get inspired, join us!

 

Posted by Terri Eddy  on February 7, 2019 | Read more in: Events and News

Online Classes NOW AVAILABLE! [Lisbon Adult & Community Education]

Lisbon Adult Education has partnered with ed2go to offer online Career Training Programs (https://careertraining.ed2go.com/ohlisbon/) and online Short Courses (https://www.ed2go.com/ohlisbon/).

Ed2go offers hundreds of online courses, so there's sure to be something the fits your needs!

Feel free to call us with questions as you browse the above websites for careers or skills that might interest you!  

 

Posted by Deb Whitaker  on February 7, 2019 | Read more in: News

Construction Training Program Has YouTube Video [Lewiston Adult Education]

Pete Gagnon, right, assistant director of Lewiston Regional Technical Center, goes over the basics of shock absorbers during one lesson in the Construction Training Program in 2018.

 

Community Concepts has created a video to show more about an upcoming workforce program with Lewiston Adult Education.

The Construction Training Program will provide hands-on work for student interested in entry-level positions in construction. It also will have classroom work covering topics including construction math and workplace safety. 

The program is scheduled to begin in February. 

Here is a link to the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBX7IIBusI8&t=2s

The combined Winter-Spring 2019 brochure from Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult & Community Education has a listing about the Construction Training Program on page A13.

Interested candidates will need to sign up to take the CASAS test and to register for the program's orientation, which is set for Feb. 5, by calling the Lewiston Career Center at 207-753-9001.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 11, 2019 | Read more in: News

Online Registration For Classes Includes $1.99 Fee [Lewiston Adult Education]

Online registration costs have gone to a per class registration fee at adult education programs in Maine.

Lewiston Adult Education and many others throughout the state rely on CourseStorm of Orono, Maine, to handle online listings registrations. 

The new $1.99 charge went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. It cannot be waived.

The charge is applied to credit and debit card purchases paying for classes through CourseStorm.

Before the start of the new year, online fees varied depending on the total cost of classes for which people paid.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 10, 2019 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education January 2019 Community Newsletter [Lewiston Adult Education]

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 9, 2019 | Read more in: News

Mike Cyr Returns To Teach Welding At Lewiston Adult Education [Lewiston Adult Education]

 

 

Welding I teacher Mike Cyr, left, gets congratulated by Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant on his retirement from his full-time welding job in 2018. Cyr will teach Welding I in the Winter-Spring 2019 semester as part of his retirement.

 

            Welding students will have a couple options to choose from in 2019 thanks to a returning teacher.

            Mike Cyr, who retired as a full-time welder in 2018, will teach Welding I again in the Winter-Spring 2019 semester at Lewiston Adult Education. He had taken the fall semester off when he began his retirement.

            Cyr’s return means adult education students will have Welding I and Welding II as class options in the new brochure. John Clements will teach Welding II on a different night in the Winter-Spring 2019 semester. Students may take both classes.

            Welding is one of a number of workforce classes offered at Lewiston Adult Education. Classes for the new semester will include Certified Nursing Assistant, Notary Public and Construction training. All class information is listed in the new brochure that has gone out to Lewiston and Auburn residents.

            For more information about welding classes and other workforce classes, head to the Lewiston Adult Education website at www.lewiston.maineadulted.org or call the main office at 207-795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 8, 2019 | Read more in: News