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156 East Ave. • Lewiston, ME 04240
mreagan@lewistonpublicschools.org • 795-4141 • Fax: 795-4173
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LAE's CTP Coordinator Roger Guay honored with Student Advocate Award

Congratulations to College Transition Program Instructor/Coordinator Roger Guay on receiving College for ME Androscoggin’s 2010 Student Advocate Award!

In his years with LAE, Roger has worked tirelessly to make sure his students are academically and emotionally ready for college. Roger is adept at drawing out adults’ experiences and showing them how the knowledge they have developed can be especially useful in college. He also helps his students address the concerns particular to adults in college. Program participants complete the program not only with the tools to overcome barriers and be successful in college, they also consistently develop better self-confidence and exhibit a vastly improved sense of self-esteem. His effectiveness as an instructor, motivator and supporter is seen not only in the number of his students that enroll in college, but the number who come back to his classroom to visit than thank him for all his support and encouragement.

Roger will be retiring at the end of this semester, but the Best Practices he established for LAE’s College Transitions Program will continue to have an impact on college-aspiring adults in the community.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 6, 2010 | Read more in: News

Automotive Basics in a Day! 10/30

Check out the Sun Journal coverage on our upcoming Automotive Basics class!

http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/927680

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on October 22, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Super Sauturday: October 30th!

Here at Lewiston Adult Education we will be holding our semi-annual Super Saturday on October 30! Every semester, we choose one Saturday to hold a variety of single-session day-long courses covering many different topics. This Super Saturday will feature workshops in computer technology, trades, wellness and crafts, including:

MS Word in a Day: Participants will review the basics of word processing, and then practice using some of the more advanced features in MS Word to create professional reports, newsletters, and business correspondence. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

MS Excel Workshop: Designed for beginners, this workshop will equip participants with a functional understanding of Excel 2007’s most useful features. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

CPR, First Aid, AED Training: Participants will build the skills to earn their certification from the American Heart Association. 9:00-3:00, $65 plus a $5 lab fee.

Automotive Basics in a Day: In this introductory car-care class, participants will learn how to change a flat, boost a battery, check and replace fluids, change lights, and will also get tips on how to use exhaust color, unfamiliar noises and abnormal vibrations to diagnose a problem with their automobile. 9:00-2:00, $33 plus a $5 lab fee.

Women: Explore the Skilled Trades: This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the possibilities for a career in their choice of two of the following three fields: Welding, Quality Control, and Installation. Participants will get information on the job prospects for those trades, educational requirements, and local resources available to support job-seekers looking for work in those fields. 9:00-2:30, $8 plus a $5 lab fee.

Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, participants will learn how to crop, sharpen and enhance their digital photos, and then learn how to safely share them with friends and family on the web. 9:00-3:00, $27 plus $5 lab.

Large Twill Weave Tray: Beginner and veteran basket-weavers in this course will start with a large oval base, and weave in color to create a twill arrow pattern in their tray. Bring a mop-sized bucket, scissors, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, a spray bottle, a jackknife, and an old towel. All other supplies will be provided. 9:00-3:00, $28 plus $20 lab.

Super Saturday Book Arts: This exploration of Book Arts will introduce participants to art journaling, book-altering and bookbinding as they experiment with painting, collage, adhesives and more. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $10 lab fee.

Slice ‘Em & Dice ‘Em Easy Star Border: Quilters will create a quilt top, suitable for an infant quilt, wall-hanging or centerpiece in this workshop. Participants will be mailed a supply list upon registration, and will bring their own sewing machines to class. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $5 lab fee.

All of the above workshops will meet at Lewiston High School on Saturday, October 30th. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on October 1, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Bridges to Employment

Lewiston Adult Education will be holding a “Bridges to Employment” training series in October and November. The series consists of five interactive workshops designed to address a particular component of the job search and hiring process, from identifying transferrable skills to developing the key competencies that employers are seeking.

OSHA 10 will cover the essentials of workplace safety. Participants who complete this program will be issued the nationally-recognized OSHA 10 credential. This course meets Monday through Thursday, October 18-21, from 5:30-8:30. $25.

Computer Skills for the Workplace is ideal for those who are familiar with computer basics, such as checking email and saving files, but wish to build the essential computer skills needed in the workplace. Monday through Wednesday, October 25-27, from 5:00-7:30. $20.

Providing Excellent Customer Service will help prepare participants for work in a variety of fields. Most positions require work with customers or clients, and enhancing customer service skills improves an applicant’s marketability. Monday, November 1, 5:00-7:30. $7.

The Art of Selling Yourself: Creating effective resumes, applications and interviews. This workshop will teach job-seekers how to effectively communicate their qualifications to employers throughout the application process. Tuesday, November 2, 5:00-7:30. $7.

Developing a Personalized Career Pathway will help job-seekers identify the key skills necessary for success in their ideal careers, and then will help them create a plan to gain or hone those skills. Wednesday, November 3, 5:00-7:30. $7.

Individuals may sign up for the workshops a-la-carte, or as a complete series for $66. Participants who complete the full series will receive a $20 gift certificate towards a Lewiston Adult Education course in the Winter/Spring term. Pre-registration is required to participate in these workshops. For more information, or to register, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 28, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Record number of Art & Craft classes

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:

Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Advanced Drawing

Children's Book Illustration

Painting

One-Stroke Painting

The Joy of Oil Painting

Watercolor: Intermediate/Advanced

Watercolor: The Four Seasons

Photography

Photography: Beyond "Auto"

Fine Art Photography

Camera Buying Seminar

Enhance Your Digital Photos

Sculpture & 3D Art

Introduction to Welding Sculpture

Introduction to Book Arts

Pottery

Stained Glass A & B

Basketweaving

Large Twill Weave Tray

Woven Recipe Card Case

Knitting & Crocheting

Crocheting Basics

Crocheting Practice & Projects

Knitting: Beginner/Intermediate

Socks & Double-Knit Mittens

Quilting

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 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 www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

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

College & Career Transitions for Adults

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 www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

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

Fall Courses Posted!

The fall we will have over 120 courses available here at Lewiston Adult Education!

Computer & Technology courses will be available to individuals at all skill levels, from the absolute beginner, to those seeking specific skills within MS Office, to business owners interested in improving their email marketing.

Courses will be offered towards workforce certificates including the Clerical Office, Medical Office, Accounting Assistant, Culinary Arts and Welding certificates, in addition to a Certified Nursing Assistant training course. Additional workforce training & trades courses can be found here.

For adults interested in transitioning to college, two programs will be available: the College Transitions Program, and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program (designed for adults interested in advancing a career in health care by earning a college degree)

High School Diploma, College Prerequisite, and GED prep courses will also be available. If you’re interested in any of these courses, call Elayne Bean at 795-4141.

As always, dozens of personal enrichment courses will be available, including our largest selection of art & photography classes ever! We will also be offing a variety of cooking, craft, dance, fitness, finance, gardening and "just for fun" classes, as well as several new trips & tours including destinations in Boston, Quebec and Salem.

For more information, or to register online for courses, visit www.lewistonadulted.org .

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 27, 2010 | Read more in: News

Ready...Read! highlighted in CMCC's "Around Campus"

Read the article here:

http://www.cmcc.edu/documents/Around%20Campus%20July%202010.pdf

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 19, 2010 | Read more in: News

Superintendent Levesque honored with Distinguished Service Award

Levesque & Giles

Lewiston Adult Education Director Eva Giles and Lewiston Superintendent Leon Levesque

 

Lewiston Superintendent Leon Levesque was recently honored by the Maine Adult Education Association with their Distinguished Service Award.

Levesque’s active interest in adult learning, his creativity in increasing opportunities for adults in Lewiston, and his commitment to advocating for Adult Education at state and local levels gained him recognition from the members of Maine Adult Education Association.

Lewiston Adult Education Director Eva Giles finds Levesque to be the ultimate model of lifelong learning. "Mr. Levesque attends every graduation ceremony, and each time reminds us that it is his favorite night of the year. He truly understands the challenges these students have overcome. He has an immense amount of respect for our learners, and wants to be there to celebrate their achievements and encourage them to continue learning."

Levesque also received applause for his initiative utilizing Lewiston Adult Education to conduct professional development and other technology trainings for school department faculty and staff. Lewiston Adult Education has continued to have success providing customized trainings to the school department and to area businesses as well.

Although Levesque will be retiring from Lewiston at the end of the year, his impact on the Lewiston Adult Education program will have a lasting effect not only on adult learners in Lewiston, but adult learners and Adult Education programs across the state.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 13, 2010 | Read more in: News

 
 

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