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Join a new class in 2016! [Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel]

  Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel has many new classes as well as traditional favorites.

 Our enrichment and academic classes are running now through June, with new classes each week.

 Check with us any time if you are looking to get your HiSET, are interested in learning English, need support in Academic areas or would like to take one of our enrichment classes.

 Sign up now! 

 You may E-mail us at adulted@rsu21.net or speak with us during office hours or leave a voice mail message at 985-1116  if the office is closed.

Check out our full brochure online(www.rsu21.net) Click on Department tab and then Adult Education from the drop down menu.

NEW for Spring 2016

Our office has moved! We are now temporarily located at the Kennebunk Elementary School, 177 Alewive Rd. (Rte. #35), Kennebunk.

If you are planning for a college or career transition, call us to schedule an appointment so we can help you explore opportunities for post -secondary education or careers.  

Come visit us soon!

 

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If you are planning for a college or career transition, call us to schedule an appointment so we can help you explore opportunities for post -secondary education or careers. 

 

Posted by Paula Abramson  on October 30, 2009 | Read more in: News

Please Pre-register for Enrichment Classes! [RSU16 Adult Education ]

Please PRE-REGISTER for enrichment classes at least a week before the class is scheduled to start.  We sometimes have to cancel classes due to low enrollment only to find out that several people were interested and were planning to attend...

 

Posted by Admin   on October 27, 2009 | Read more in: News

Super Saturday 1-day workshops still available! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's semi-annual Super Saturday will be held this October 17th. Nearly a dozen courses are being offered for busy folks who want learn something new in a one-day workshop! The variety of different courses will include:

eBay Giving Works: Fund-Raising on eBay: Learn how to use eBay's fund-raising platform to get the word out about your charity or non-profit and generate a new source of revenue! 9:00-4:00, $37 plus $7 lab fee.

Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, discover how you can make the most of your digital pictures, as well as how to share them with family and friends, and how to keep those pictures safe online. Participants will bring their own digital images on a disk to work with. 9:00-3:00, $27.

Jump Ring Jewelry: Create a matching necklace, bracelet and earring set using the fun and unique Jump-Ring technique! 9:00-12:00 noon, $18 plus $30 lab fee.

MS Excel Workshop: This course will help beginners gain a functional understanding of MS Excel. Learn to enter data, create formulas, and format spreadsheets. 9:00-3:00, $55.

MS Word in a Day: Review the basics of MS Word, and then move on to learn how to utilize the most useful features MS Word offers, including integrating graphics and spreadsheets, creating and controlling tables, bullets, mail merge, wizards and more. 9:00-3:00, $55.

Recycled Sweater & Fleece Mittens: Using one of your old sweaters and some new fleece, create a unique handmade pair of mittens that you will be glad to have this winter! 9:00-3:00, $32.

Seashell & Glass Sun Catcher: Join Jim Nutting of Maine Art Glass to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind stained-glass sun catcher in a day! 9:00-3:00, $27, $10 lab fee.

Lunch will be included with all day-long classes. For the full listing of courses, or to register for any of the above workshops, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 25, 2009 | Read more in: News

Healthcare Literacy comes to Knox County [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

 

Grant Funds to Help Improve Healthcare Literacy in Knox County

ROCKLAND, AUG. 17, 2009 -- Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine has been awarded a $25,000 grant in support of the organization's "Healthy Living Through Literacy" program, designed to increase health literacy in Knox County.

LVMCM's "Healthy Living" program takes a two-fold approach:

1. Classroom curriculum will specifically address the topics of medications, wellness, and access to local care providers. In addition, a community program will include outreach to medical professionals to increase their awareness of the high health risks associated with low or limited literacy.

2. LVMCM will partner with Pen Bay Healthcare to develop programs to educate staff at Penobscot Bay Medical Center about the signs of low literacy, ensure clarity of discharge instructions and provide tools to assist low literacy adults to successfully access the health care system and assist with discharge, prescription, and follow-up care.

Research shows that adults who lack basic literacy skills have more than six times the health care expenses of adults with average levels of literacy; three times as many prescriptions filled (yet were five times more likely to misinterpret prescriptions); use substantially more healthcare services including many more ER visits; have higher rates of and longer hospitalization; require more tests, but demonstrate less frequent use of preventive services. Research also shows that as people gain literacy skills they are better able to understand and manage their health and that of their families. When parents increase their literacy skills, children have fewer health and nutrition problems, drop out of school less, have fewer teen pregnancies and less joblessness.

"LVMCM is looking forward to partnering with our local healthcare organization to help adult learners make healthier choices for nutrition, exercise, medication management, stress management and other health-related life choices,"  said Carole Brand,  president of the Board of Directors for LVMCM,  "Tutors will be trained on how to work specifically with health literacy content.  At PBMC, we'll be learning about real-life patient experiences and  investigating strategies that are already working so we can expand and improve upon them."

"This kind of cooperation can only improve access to care -- a top priority at Pen Bay Healthcare," said Penney Read, PBH vice president for development and communications.

Based at RSU13's McLain School in Rockland, LVMCM has a 30-year history of providing services to improve the reading, writing and related  literacy skills of adults in Knox County and surrounding communities. LVMCM has a unique partnership with RSU13 and runs a full-time Learning Center in a safe and accessible environment. Approximately 25 tutors work with more than 200 individual learners annually to help adults read, increase basic skills or prepare to earn the GED credential.

LVMCM is a volunteer-driven organization, welcoming all inquiries and applications to its literacy tutor training. For more information, please call 594-5154.

The Pen Bay Healthcare family of services includes Penobscot Bay Medical Center, the leading regional referral hospital in Midcoast Maine, and Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, Quarry Hill Retirement Community, the Knox Center for Long Term Care and the Mid-Coast Mental Health Center. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,800 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty care from birth throughout their lives. For more information, please visit  penbayhealthcare.org.

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News

Scrabble Maine-e-ah Fundraiser [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Scabble game night supports literacy volunteers (And round-trip plane tickets to Boston will be raffled)

Join the fun at Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine's first annual Scrabble Maine-e-ah fund-raiser, a game night planned for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Rockland District High School on Broadway.

Individuals or teams are encouraged to pre-register at $10 per person, but tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for individual and team winners, as well as a Scrabble Maine-e-ah Corporate Cup for the winning business team. Players at all skill levels are welcome, from novice to expert. Players will be matched with others of similar skills.

To add to the fun of playing this world-famous game there will be some special rules, as players will be able to purchase additional Scrabble tiles or a dictionary peek as needed during their games. And there will be a drawing after the intermission for two round-trip airplane tickets from Owls Head to Boston, donated by Cape Air. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25, and can be purchased when you register or at the event. And refreshments will be available for purchase, to feed the mind!

Several local businesses have already signed on to support Scrabble Maine-e-ah. We are grateful to sponsors Broadreach, Camden National Bank, and Cape Air; and to supporters Allen Financial Group, Caravans, Eastern Tire, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Leisure Maine, Owls Head General Store, The Country Inn and RAYR-The Wine Shop. Your business is welcome to join this community-minded group. Call Beth Gifford at 594-5154 for details.

Registration for the game night is easy. Just call 594-5154. Be sure to buy some raffle tickets for the airline tickets when you register!

Please join us for this upbeat and exciting Scrabble Maine-e-ah tournament and support the work of Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine. We are a non-profit organization that works to improve reading, writing, and related literacy skills for adults in Knox County and surrounding areas. If you or anyone you know needs help with literacy, or if you would like to help your friends and neighbors improve their skills, please call 594-5154 to inquire about our next volunteer tutor training.

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News and Events

Scabble Game Night Supports Literacy Volunteers [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Scabble game night supports literacy volunteers (And round-trip plane tickets to Boston will be raffled)

Join the fun at Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine's first annual Scrabble Maine-e-ah fund-raiser, a game night planned for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Rockland District High School on Broadway.

Individuals or teams are encouraged to pre-register at $10 per person, but tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for individual and team winners, as well as a Scrabble Maine-e-ah Corporate Cup for the winning business team. Players at all skill levels are welcome, from novice to expert. Players will be matched with others of similar skills.

To add to the fun of playing this world-famous game there will be some special rules, as players will be able to purchase additional Scrabble tiles or a dictionary peek as needed during their games. And there will be a drawing after the intermission for two round-trip airplane tickets from Owls Head to Boston, donated by Cape Air. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25, and can be purchased when you register or at the event. And refreshments will be available for purchase, to feed the mind!

Several local businesses have already signed on to support Scrabble Maine-e-ah. We are grateful to sponsors Broadreach, Camden National Bank, and Cape Air; and to supporters Allen Financial Group, Caravans, Eastern Tire, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Leisure Maine, Owls Head General Store, The Country Inn and RAYR-The Wine Shop. Your business is welcome to join this community-minded group. Call Beth Gifford at 594-5154 for details.

Registration for the game night is easy. Just call 594-5154. Be sure to buy some raffle tickets for the airline tickets when you register!

Please join us for this upbeat and exciting Scrabble Maine-e-ah tournament and support the work of Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine. We are a non-profit organization that works to improve reading, writing, and related literacy skills for adults in Knox County and surrounding areas. If you or anyone you know needs help with literacy, or if you would like to help your friends and neighbors improve their skills, please call 594-5154 to inquire about our next volunteer tutor training.

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News and Events

Free program for adults interested in health care careers [Lewiston Adult Education]

With the Maine Department of Labor predicting that the Health Care & Social Assistance industry in Maine will grow by 17.8% by 2016, there has never been a better time for Mainers seeking secure jobs with family-sustaining wages transition to a career in health care.

According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy in 2006, a livable wage for a family of four in the Lewiston-Auburn area was considered $15.66/hour. The average wage in Maine for a radiologic technician is $19/hour, and for a Registered Nurse is $25/hour. There are countless other health care jobs that pay $20+ per hour, and all of these jobs offer employees opportunities to advance. There is no such thing as a "dead end job" in health care.

Right now health Care is an ideal field for an adult looking for a secure job with family-sustaining wages. Since most of these positions require at least some college, and many adults are reluctant to return to school after being away from the classroom, Lewiston Adult Education is offering free support in their "Transitions to College & Careers: Health Care Edition" program.

This program will help adults use their prior experience and knowledge to determine which types of health care jobs they would find most satisfying. Participants will also refresh the academic reading, writing, health science, math and computer skills needed for college-level work.

Representatives from area hospitals and from the local colleges will also be available each week to meet with program participants to help answer any questions they may have about college and health care work.

Time will also be devoted to helping participants actually fill out their college applications and financial aid forms. Participants will also learn about scholarships and financial assistance designed specifically for adults.

The next session of the "Transitions to College & Careers: Health Care Edition" program begins September 3rd. This program is offered at no cost to the participant. For more information, or to learn how to apply, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call Mina Matthews at 753-6420.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 4, 2009 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Courses Posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Registration is now open for all fall courses at Lewiston Adult Education! Courses will be available in academic subjects for high school diploma or college prerequisite credit, training will be offered in trades, business skills and computer technology, and just-for-fun enrichment workshops will be available on various kinds of arts, crafts, culinary delights, and health and wellness topics.

 Also, this fall Lewiston Adult Education is announcing a new intensive training program for those interested in entering a career in hospitality. This program, "Introduction to Hospitality Careers," offers participants up-to-date and hands-on training relevant to entry-level hospitality jobs, such as kitchen support, wait and service staff, and front desk and reservationist positions. Participants in this program will also learn about the in-demand customer service skills sought by employers today.

Job skills training will also be available in trades, including "Automotive Repair," "Culinary Arts," "CNA," "Small Engine and Power Equipment Repair," "Welding," and "Woodworking."

Training and skill-building is also available in numerous computer applications, at a variety of levels- from the introductory-level "Absolute Beginner Computers" and "Computer Literacy," to more advanced computer topics such as "QuickBooks," "MS Excel," "Video Game Programming" and "Web Design."

Courses for High School Diploma completion and college prerequisites will also be available, including "Algebra," "Applied Algebra," "Chemistry," "US History," and "Writing Workshop."

GED prep and testing is also continuously offered at the Adult Learning Center. To inquire about earning your GED, call 784-2928 ext. 2.

The "College Transition Program" and "Transition to College and Careers: Health Care Edition" program will both be available to members of the community at no cost this fall. These programs offer support and skill-refreshing to adults interested in attending college for the first time.

As always, dozens of just-for-fun personal enrichment classes will be offered throughout the fall season, including some new courses and workshops such as "American Military History," "Beginning Drawing," "Bulb Basics," "Dried Harvest Arrangement," "Local & Seasonal Desserts" and "Practical Family Nutrition," to name a few.

For more information, and an opportunity to win a free class, visit www.lewistonadulted.org .

 

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Waterville]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News