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PVAEC Unveils New Computer Lab [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

PVAEC is thrilled to announce the opening of its new computer lab!  

Computer Lab

Our first class was Basic Desktop, and it was full.  The students enjoyed the re-freshed room, the new chairs and tables, and most of all the new computers.  Our new Lenovo's are equipped with Windows 7 and Office 10.

We have many classes to offer in this new lab.  We will be running many sessions of the Basic Desktop class, as well as Website Creation, PhotoShop, and Electronic Scrapbooking,and much more!  So browse the website to see what's to your liking.  Or, call 564-6525 for more information.

We have two Open Lab times for students to come in and use the computers, or ask the instructor about a particular problem they are running into.  The Open Lab times are Mondays from 1 - 2 pm and Fridays from 1 - 4 pm.  

Doug Ware in new Computer LabOur particular thanks go to Doug Ware, our Computer Instructor, for the time and energy he gave to this project.  We would not be up and running without him!  

Stop by and see what we have to offer!

PVAEC, 48 Morton Ave., Suite M, Dover Foxcroft ME  04426

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Posted by Kathy Normandin  on September 14, 2010 | Read more in: News

Welcome to Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education [Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education]

Welcome to the website for Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education.

Check in frequently for course updates, news and events.


This website has many features.  

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.

  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news items inside our News & Events section.
  • 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program and the adult education system by browsing our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Our website is a part of the 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. 

You can share feedback about this website by contacting us at


Posted by Donna Marshall  on August 30, 2010 | Read more in: News

How To Register [Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education]

Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education

We now accept online registrations.

Anyone 17 years or over is eligible to attend Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education.  Additional criteria apply to students seeking their Diploma or High School Equivalency; also to students applying for CNA.

Register in advance for all courses.  Register early because courses fill quickly.  Courses with insufficient advance enrollment will be cancelled.

Register by mail anytime.  The Adult Education office in OHCHS, South Paris is open for walk-in registrations, or by phone if using a credit card.   Adult Education office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm.

All courses have a registration fee unless otherwise noted.  We can waive tuition fees for diploma, HS Equivalency and ABE students taking Academic courses.  We charge all students book, lab and material fees, as noted.

The Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education program reserves the right to alter courses scheduled and held, listed in the brochure and website, to meet program needs and requirements.  Proper notice of course changes will be given to registered students.

Payment must accompany registration.  We do not send out written confirmations on registrations you mail or bring in to us.  You cancelled check is your receipt.

Refund Policy:

Registration fee: We will contact you if a course is cancelled or already full, and issue a full refund.  If you register for a course and decide to cancel, you must notify us BEFORE the first day of class to get a refund.  We issue no refunds after a course begins.  We offer no refunds for one-session courses.

Book deposit:  Some courses have a book deposit fee.  If students pay the deposit fee, and return the book (with a copy of the receipt) then Adult Ed will issue a refund. Refunds take 2-3 weeks to process and will be mailed to students.


Posted by Donna Marshall  on August 30, 2010 | Read more in: News

Barbara Bush Foundation Grant [RSU #3]

 The Students & Parents In Cooperative Education (SPICE) Family Literacy Program from RSU#3 received $25,000 from the Barbara Bush Foundation in Biddeford Maine in June 2010. Becky Bouchard accepted the award for the program. This award is given to five family literacy programs in Maine as part of the Lighthouse Outreach program. For more information about family literacy in Maine, please visit the website, or contact Becky Dyer at


Posted by Tammie Leach  on August 19, 2010 | Read more in: News

Got Talent? [RSU16 Adult Education ]

Get paid to share your skills!  Tole painting, small engine tune-ups, financial literacy?  What about social networking, web design or photography?  Do you have a talent or skill that you would be willing to share with others?  Call or email us.  No teaching experience necessary.


Posted by Admin   on August 10, 2010 | Read more in: News

Record number of Art & Craft classes [Lewiston Adult Education]

This Fall, here at Lewiston Adult Education we will be offering our greatest number of Arts & Crafts courses to date!  We have added new categories, and nearly a dozen new classes- take a look:


Beginning Drawing

Advanced Drawing

Children's Book Illustration


One-Stroke Painting

The Joy of Oil Painting

Watercolor: Intermediate/Advanced

Watercolor: The Four Seasons


Photography: Beyond "Auto"

Fine Art Photography

Camera Buying Seminar

Enhance Your Digital Photos

Sculpture & 3D Art

Introduction to Welding Sculpture

Introduction to Book Arts


Stained Glass A & B


Large Twill Weave Tray

Woven Recipe Card Case

Knitting & Crocheting

Crocheting Basics

Crocheting Practice & Projects

Knitting: Beginner/Intermediate

Socks & Double-Knit Mittens


Easy Does It Quilting

Path to the Cabin

Slice 'Em & Dice 'Em Easy Star Border

Trip Around the World

Rug Braiding

Rug Braiding I

Rug Braiding II

Classes start as early as August 30th, so register soon! Click on the individual links for more info or to sign up. Click here for our full list of Fall courses.

We hope to see you soon!




Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 10, 2010 | Read more in: News

New Hospitality Training at LAE [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education is launching a new 14-week hospitality training program. Designed for adults interested in a career in a restaurant, hotel, ski lodge or health care facility, "Introduction to Hospitality" will provide industry-specific training in the skills that managers are seeking.

Participants in the program will learn how to provide unparalleled customer service, gain hands-on experience in both front-end and behind-the-scenes restaurant and hotel work and learn techniques from hospitality managers themselves as they guest teach classes.

By the end of the program, participants will have a solid understanding of the various branches of the hospitality industry and will have gained the skills to be competitive as an applicant for an entry-level position in a restaurant, hotel or other residential facility.

"Introduction to Hospitality" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Aug. 31, at Lewiston High School. The registration fee for the course is $145, with a $35 lab fee. For more information, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 9, 2010 | Read more in: News

College & Career Transitions for Adults [Lewiston Adult Education]

Adults who participate in College Transition Programs dramatically improve their chances of success in college. They score higher on pre-tests, which allows them to save money by testing directly into credit-bearing courses. They get accustomed to the habits of attending classes, completing assignments and preparing for exams, which helps them start college strong. They go to college with the confidence they need to succeed.

The College Transition Program and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program are designed prepare adults to be competitive college applicants and successful college students. Participants in these programs refresh the reading, writing and math skills needed for college-level work, develop the study techniques that have been proven to help adults in college, and participate in interest and skill inventories that will guide them as they choose a major or course of study.

Adults in these programs also have ample support as they get ready to apply to college. They make connections with college faculty and staff, meet with financial aid experts, and get tips from recent College and Career Transitions alums who are now college students.

Transition program alums often talk about the confidence they developed during the program. These individuals are adults who used to feel apprehensive about applying to college, but who, through their hard work and the support of their teachers and classmates, now see college as an exciting new step towards achieving their career goals.

All kinds of different people are using College and Career Transition programs- construction workers, stay-at-home moms, CNA’s, retail workers and more. Some are looking to college as an opportunity to help them move up in their current job, others are looking for new training to launch a different career.

For adults interested in a career in health care, the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program provides all the College Transition Program coursework, plus additional skill and interest assessments specific to the health care field, as well as a science course to prepare participants for college courses in the health sciences. Participants in the Health Care Edition are interested in becoming Registered Nurses, Radiologic Technicians, Lab Technicians, Medical Assistants or other health care professionals.

Due to generous grant funding, the College Transition Program and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program are available at no cost to participants through Lewiston Adult Education. Morning, afternoon and evening course schedules are available. The College Transition program begins September 7th. The Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program starts September 2nd. For more information or to apply, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 30, 2010 | Read more in: News

Minutes General Meetings [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

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Posted by Richard Lumb  on July 30, 2010 | Read more in: News

Minutes Officers Meetings [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

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Posted by Richard Lumb  on July 29, 2010 | Read more in: News