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Fall Super Saturday, Small Engine Class Mark Change Of Seasons

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, www.lewiston.maineadulted.org.



 

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

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

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

New Parking Spaces Make Reaching Lewiston High School Easier

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

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

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

NTI Student Of The Month Got His Start at 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:

https://www.ntinow.edu/student-of-the-month-lewiston-june-2018-michel-simba/

 

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

Welding Has September Start At 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, www.lewiston.maineadulted.org.



 

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

Lewiston, Auburn Adult Education Release Joint Brochure

 

Postal customers in the Lewiston-Auburn area will have two listings in one when they receive the combined brochure for Auburn Adult and Community Education and Lewiston Adult Education.

It will arrive in local mailboxes in early August. The Fall 2018 brochure has separate sections for Lewiston and Auburn classes, with each program having a separate cover.

The combined listing is a cost-saving measure, said Bill Grant, director of Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult and Community Education. Newsprint prices have continued to increase during the past two years.

Sun Press in Lewiston is printing the dual brochure. They will go out to all general delivery mail customers in Lewiston and Auburn.

Classes will also be posted online in early August as well. Lewiston’s website is www.lewiston.maineadulted.org and Auburn’s is www.auburn.maineaduilted.org.

 

 

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

Lewiston Adult Education Summer Classes Continue During Construction

 

 

      Construction is continuing on new parking spaces in front of Lewiston High School, but the work does not prevent visitors from entering the school.

      Parents and children who are taking summer enrichment classes can still enter Lewiston High School's main entrance. The next scheduled class is "Will It Fly?" featuring Laura Personette of 4-H. It is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Lewiston High School.

      To register for the class or for more information about other upcoming classes, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 12, 2018 | Read more in: News

Museum L-A, Rockets Will Help Make Enrichment A Blast At Lewiston Adult Education

 

Children and families can blast off air-propelled rockets and visit Museum L-A as part of Lewiston Adult Education's summer enrichment classes.

The classes feature partnerships with local and state non-profit organizations to help children stay interested in science and humanities-related topics during summer vacation. The summer 0f 2018 will mark the third year Lewiston Adult Education has offered an enrichment program.

The newest partner helping out during the summer the is Museum L-A, which is located on 35 Canal St. in Lewiston. The museum's hands-on event about spinning and weaving and how they connect to local history will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Carol Thomas will be the teacher.

The first event of the season will be "The Night Sky" at Ladd Planetarium in the Carnegie Science Center on 44 Campus Ave. at Bates College in Lewiston. It will be held on Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Nicole Hastings, an assistant in instruction in physics at Bates College, will teach the class.

Laura Personette of 4-H will teach how to make a glider in "Will It Fly?" which is set for Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School.

Chris Dorman, a STEM specialist for the Maine State Library, shall teach an air-propelled rockets class on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School.

Laura Personette will also teach "Will It Float?" on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School and "Will It Stand?" on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School. Participants in "Will It Stand?" shall try to create miniature bridges in the last 4-H engineering challenge.

The classes are free, but parents or guardians must sign up themselves and children. Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 to register.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 15, 2018 | Read more in: News

Massela Encourages Crowd To Show Elephant-like Determination at Lewiston Adult Education Graduation

 

 Student speaker Joao Massela, right, talked to the audience at Lewiston Adult Education graduation on Wednesday night. Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant, left, and Adult Learning Center Coordinator Laurie Champagne, right, listen to the speech.

The student speaker at Lewiston Adult Education graduation urged his classmates and the audience to think of themselves as strong as an elephant to take on new challenges during graduation Wednesday night.

The group of 27 students received their high school equivalency degrees in a ceremony in the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Joao Massela was the student speaker at the ceremony and stressed the importance of determination. 

"Being strong and determined means facing the problem, working to solve it rather than crying and looking for the easy way," he said.

Massela said that his middle name, Zau, means "elephant" and took inspiration from it.

"I want you to be like an elephant too. I would like you to see yourself as strong, no matter the obstacle in front of you. Think that you can make it and never give up," he said.

Massela, who emigrated to the United States from Angola and can speak Portuguese and French, had to learn English before trying to get his high school certification through Lewiston Adult Education. He thanked his teachers, including Laurie Champagne, Mark Schlotterbeck, Don Roux and Amy Hatch for helping him pursue his goals.

Massela also won the Courage to Grow Award from Central Maine Community College.

Esther Kilongo won the Maine Adult Education Association Award. The winner of the award has tuition waived for one course at CMCC in the fall semester.

Instructor Don Roux received recognition for his role in assisting with the 5,000th GED-HiSET graduate at Lewiston Adult Education. Roux helps students prepare before they take their high school equivalency exam.

The students received their high school equivalency by successfully taking the HiSET exam through Lewiston Adult Education. The HiSET has replaced the GED in Maine and the students received lessons and academic support to prepare.

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster spoke at the end of the ceremony and encouraged graduates to continue to persevere as they pursue their goals.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 6, 2018 | Read more in: News

 
 

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