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Fall College Transition Program To Teach Time Management, Scholarship Searches

 

College Transition Program instructor Amy Hatch presents Susanna Straight with a Certificate of Completion at the end of the spring semester’s College Transition Program.

 

People looking to prepare for college and for scholarship help can sign up for the fall session of the College Transition Program at Lewiston Adult Education.

 

The free program reviews reading, writing and math skills in a college-style setting. It will include an expanded focus on time management as well as finding and applying for scholarships.

 

Class begins Sept. 12 at Lewiston Adult Education's suite at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. The 14-week fall session will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 

 

Students will visit the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College, Central Maine Community College and Kaplan University during the semester. Representatives from Northeast Technical Institute, the Maine Educational Opportunity Center and the Finance Authority of Maine will make classroom appearances.

 

Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 to start the application process, to schedule a CASAS assessment or to find out more about the program

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 9, 2017

How To Find The B Street Center

The B Street Community Center has a number of offices in it, including one for Lewiston Adult Education. It is located at the corner of Bates and Birch streets.

 

The B Street Center holds College Transition Program classes and Work Readiness training. Its address is 57 Birch St.

The parking lot is on the other side of the building.The entrance sits on the right-hand side.

Head through the doors to the end of the hallway. The stairs are on the left.

                                        

 

Go through the door at the top of the stairs. 

 

Lewiston Adult Education's office at B Street is right in front of you. 

 

                                            

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 7, 2017

Directions To Lewiston's Adult Learning Center

Lewiston Adult Education's Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School on 145 Birch St. Students can work on getting their high school equivalency as well as take citizenship and English classes.

The office is also where records are kept for people who have received their GED. Maine now uses the HiSET exam for testing. The main number is 207-795-4141.

 

The sign on Birch Street says "Multi-Purpose Center."

The Longley School sign is about the main entrance. But the Adult Learning Center door is off to the right of the building.

The entrance is between two trees, with a blue sign covered by branches.

                                                

One or both doors will be open during regular hours.

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 4, 2017

How To Find Lewiston Adult Education At Lewiston High School

Lewiston Adult Education offers many classes at Lewiston High School, which is located at 156 East Ave. in Lewiston. The main entrance to the high school is the best way to reach our office and classes.

Here's the outside of Lewiston High School. The flagpole and sign serve as easy landmarks to spot the entrance.

If you follow the path behind the flagpole, you will reach the main doors.

Take a few more steps and enter the doors on the left. The doors on the right are locked.

 

The left-hand entrance has a set of double doors.

After going through the second set of doors, our office is straight ahead. A staff member at the front desk or standing in the lobby should be available to show where your class is.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 31, 2017

New, Free Classes Coming For Fall At Lewiston Adult Education

 

Lewiston Adult Education teacher Anna Golendukhina holds flowers given to her by students in her final class in the spring. She will teach two classes in Fall 2017.

 

Registration has opened for Fall 2017 classes at Lewiston Adult Education with new and free classes.

The brochure has more than 30 new offerings. They include Spanish, Basic Arabic and Introduction to Digital Photography.

A number of classes are free with registration. Budgeting Basics is set to cover money tracking and goal setting. Doug Dumont of Lewiston High School’s Aspirations Lab will teach two different sessions of Navigating the College Admission and Enrollment Process.

People looking to increase  job skills or find a new career have choices in workforce training. The Certified Nursing Assistant program will return for the fall, along with Welding I, Welding II and Computer Literacy.

A cooking class addition will be Sambusas, which is a fried pastry with meat filling. Zamzam Mahmoud will be the teacher.

Chef Junlong Bunleng of Pepper and Spice restaurant shall teach a new class as well, Thai Appetizers.  He will also offer his popular Thai Cooking.

Fall Super Saturday is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Lewiston High School. Anna Golendukhina will return to teach two half-day dance classes. Martha Chessie will instruct students in Plastic Bag Wall Basket.

For more information about the Fall 2017 brochure, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or go to www.lewiston.maineadulted.org.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 31, 2017

Picture Yourself As CNA: Training Has August Start

           

            People interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant have two different options beginning next month.

            Auburn Adult and Community Education’s Earn While You Learn program and Lewiston Adult Education’s Ready to Work program will partner with St. Mary’s Health System for CNA training in August.

            CNA students will complete 180 hours of classroom instruction and labs and 70 hours of clinical work at St. Mary’s. After completing the training, students will need to pass the state exam to be eligible for state certification.

            To apply for either program, visit www.stmarysmaine.com/careers or call 207-777-8781. Contact Auburn Adult and Community Education at 207-333-6661 or Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 for additional information.

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 17, 2017

Trimmer Wins Adult Education Teacher Of Year Award

 

 

          A lawyer who changed careers to teach adult education has picked up a top award.

            The Maine Adult Education Association presented Jessica Trimmer with its teacher of the year award on June 22 during its annual conference held at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.

            Trimmer joined Lewiston Adult Education in 2006 after working as a lawyer for four years. Tutoring international students at the University of Southern Maine as a University of Maine School of Law student got her interested in teaching. Trimmer has taught Adult Basic Education, English Speakers of Other Languages and citizenship classes in addition to assisting inmates at the Androscoggin County Jail get their high school equivalency.

            She credited her fellow teachers at the Adult Learning Center with helping her when she first started and for their continued support. Trimmer, who teaches intermediate English, said her students’ work ethic impresses her and how some may know from six to eight different languages.

             A comment she heard in class from a student talking about community got her thinking about the overall mission she has.

             “It struck me because the learning center is a place where we come in from different communities and become one,”she said.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 6, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Honors Graduates

Guest speaker Fatuma Hussein, executive director of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, speaks at Lewiston Adult Education graduation on June 13.

 

Lewiston Adult Education students who persevered to get their high school certification made it through summer heat in the Lewiston High School gymnasium to hear cheers and applause Tuesday night.

The group of 30 students received their high school equivalency by successfully taking the HiSET exam though Lewiston Adult Education. The HiSET has replaced the GED in Maine and the students received lessons and academic support to prepare.

Fatuma Hussein, executive director of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, was the guest speaker.  She told of her journey to the United States and talked about how to tackle future challenges, which included the importance of being courageous, never losing hope and giving back.

“Together we can build a better tomorrow,” she said.

Christelle Kasongowas the student speaker. The native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo told about some of her lessons in learning American English, especially when it came to accents.

Kasongo is fluent in six languages, including French, English, Swahili, Lingala, Tshiluba and Kikongo. Lingala, Tshiluba and Kikongo are spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while Swahili is used in eastern and southern African countries.

She took time in her speech to praise Adult Learning Center Coordinator Laurieanne Champagne and instructor Don Roux for their help.

“It’s women and men like Laurie and Don in adult education who show why being a teacher is such a noble job,” Kasongo said.

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster spoke at the end of graduation and was the first to recognize the assembled students as graduates.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 15, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Graduation Set For June 13

 

Lewiston Adult Education will hold its graduation on Tues., June 13, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Fatuma Hussein of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine is scheduled to be the guest speaker. Christelle Kasongo is the student speaker.

Family, friends and members of the community are welcome to attend.

For more information about the commencement ceremony, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 5, 2017 | Read more in: News

Quickbooks, Cuisine Top Lewiston Summer Classes

Greg Yates, Quickbooks teacher

Aspiring chefs and businesspeople will have a number of options with the new schedule of summer classes from Lewiston Adult Education.

Greg Yates will teach a number of classes related to Quickbooks. Students interested in learning more about accounting software can take the Essentials of Quickbooks Bootcamp or Special Topics in Quickbooks classes.

The Culinary Arts Certificate will begin on July 6 at the Green Ladle with instructors including Chef Dan Caron, Chef Bri Doyle and Chef Becca Levesque. It will include six or more hours of catering experience as students work as interns.

The B Street Community Center will have two different formats for the College Transition Program. Both are 12 weeks long, with one that is based in a classroom and the other with classroom and online sessions.

For more information about classes, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 2, 2017 | Read more in: News

 
 

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