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mreagan@lewistonpublicschools.org • 795-4141 • Fax: 795-4173
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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

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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

Adult Graduate Inspires Family, Friends

David Trask, his daughter Samantha Trask, and friend Samuel Heikkinen prepare for the Graduation Ceremony.

On June 8th,  surrounded by hundreds of family members, friends, teachers and advocates, more than 170 adults graduated from Lewiston Adult Education with their GED or High School Diploma.

These individuals, ranging in age from the late teens to mid-50’s, juggled jobs, family and school as they put in the hundreds of hours of work required to complete high school credit or prep for the rigorous GED exams. Many of these graduates returned to Lewiston Adult Education to complete their High School Credential to enhance their qualifications for a job, go on to college or simply to fulfill long-held goals.

One member of the class of 2010, David Trask, was recognized for returning to finish his GED after a decade-long hiatus. Although he left high school nearly 34 years ago, Trask returned to start working on his GED in 1990. In 1991 Trask left without completing his GED, only to return in 2009, when he resumed working with the same teacher, Don Roux.

“When David first came here I had hair and teeth!” Roux joked during Graduation.

Trask had returned to finish his GED after his full-time position as a school bus driver was reduced to part-time. Trask needed a full time position, and as he began his job search, he found that all of the jobs he wanted required a High School Diploma or GED. 

“I realized that I really did need my GED to get a good-paying job, that a GED would open doors for me. And I wanted to set a good example for my kids.”

Trask was certainly successful setting an example for others. When Trask returned to the Adult Learning Center, did not come alone. As he resumed work on his GED, he encouraged his grown children to join him.

Trask said “I started going to classes, and said to my daughter, ‘Look, I’m doing it!’ So she started going, and then two of her friends started going!”

At the ceremony on June 8th, Trask marched across the stage followed by his daughter, Samantha Trask, her boyfriend, and another friend of hers. Trask’s son is still working on his GED at Lewiston Adult Education, but Trask hopes to watch him graduate next year.

Trask said, “I’m sorry it took losing my full-time position to get me going again. But it’s never too late- I’ve seen folks older than me there! I want to show others that if we can do it, they can too.”

Also recognized at the graduation ceremony were those who completed workforce training certification programs, including CNA, Clerical Certificate, Culinary Arts Certificate, Medical Office Certificate and Welding Certificate. Participants in the College Transitions Program and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program.

For information on Lewiston Adult Education programs, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 18, 2010 | Read more in: News

Be Inspired at the 2010 CraftBoston Fair!

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Lewiston Adult Education will be hosting a day trip to the Society of Arts and Crafts' spectacular CraftBoston fair on Saturday, April 10th. Be inspired as you enjoy Boston and discover New England’s premier artisan basketweavers, fiber artists, glass blowers, jewelers, metalsmiths, potters, sculptors, and more- without the hassle of driving and parking in the city!

 CraftBoston features over 200 craft artists who represent the finest in their respective fields. View exquisite works of art and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists themselves. Participants will take guided tour of the fair at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, and then have the opportunity to enjoy the fair at their leisure, or explore Boston on their own.

 The Seaport World Trade Center is just one mile from Quincy Market, which features a delightful variety of shops and restaurants.

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 Tour participants will meet at the Lewiston Park and Ride at 7:00 am on April 10th to board the coach, and arrive at the fair in time for a 10:30 am private tour. For those interested in exploring Quincy Market, the coach will make a trip from CraftBoston to Quincy Market at 12:30. The coach will make the final pick-up for the ride home at the CraftBoston at 4:45, and at Quincy Market at 5:00.

 The $70 fee for the trip includes transportation from Lewiston to Boston and between the fair and Quincy Market, admission to the fair, and a guided tour of CraftBoston highlights. Please note: registration fees for this trip are not refundable after March 25th.

 For more information on the CraftBoston trip, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141. For additional information on the fair itself, visit the Society of Arts and Crafts' CraftBoston site

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Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on March 9, 2010 | Read more in: Events

Super Saturday: March 27th!

Lewiston Adult Education's annual Spring Super Saturday will be held this March 27th! Nearly a dozen courses will be offered for busy folks who want learn something new in a one-day workshop. The variety of courses will include:

A Slice of Summer Wall-Hanging: Use a template-free, quick sew method to create a festive seasonal wall-hanging. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $5 lab fee.

Automotive Essentials for Kids & Teens: Parents and children/teens are invited to a hands-on workshop on how to keep an automobile running safely and deal with unexpected (but common) auto emergencies. Appropriate for those aged 10 & up. All youth must register with an adult; an adult may accompany up to two youth. 9:30-1:30, $25 plus a $10 lab per parent-youth pair, $10 for an additional child.

CPR, First Aid, AED Training: Become certified through the American Heart Association in basic CPR, First Aid and proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 9:00-3:00, $65.

Bead Weaving & Wire Wrapped Earrings: Create a beautiful bracelet using a bead-weaving technique and matching wire-wrapped dangle earrings! 9:00-Noon, $18 plus a $25 lab fee.

Introduction to Email Marketing: Learn new strategies to promote your business effectively and with no up-front costs using ConstantContact. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

Introduction to West African Drumming: Join Eric and Barbara vanBok of Resounding Rhythms for an introduction into the world of West African Drumming. 10:30-1:30, $23 plus a $5 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.

Rectangular Carrier Basket: Join Martha Chessie to weave a unique basket with personalized color accents. 9:00-3:00, $28 plus a $16 lab.

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. 9:00-2:00, $27 plus a $15 lab fee.

Spell Better: Take a morning to learn tricks that will improve spelling skills. 9:00-Noon, $12.

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 [ http://www.lewistonadulted.org ]www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 25, 2010 | Read more in: Events

New Course! Automotive Essentials for Kids & Teens

 Does a child or young adult in your life have an interest in cars?  Would you like to spend a few hours with them learning about cars? Well this is a great opportunity to spend some time together as you both learn a little about how an automobile works, how to deal with unexpected (but common) car problems, and how to keep a vehicle running safely.

This four hour class will focus on the systems covered in the Maine State Inspection procedure. Participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge and perform an inspection in the automotive repair shop at Lewiston Regional Technical Center. Additional basic skills will also be covered, including the use of jumper cables, changing a flat, fluid inspection and other general knowledge topics. The instructor will also share information about the automobile industry and career opportunities.

Appropriate for ages 10 & up. All youth must register with an adult; an adult may accompany up to two youth. Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Saturday, March 27th, 9:30-1:30. $25 + $10 lab per parent & youth, $5 + $5 lab for an additional youth. Call 795-4141 to register.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 24, 2010 | Read more in: News

New Bridges to Employment Training Series

Bridges To Employment

These five interactive modules are intended to assist those preparing for a job change to get the skills necessary to launch a successful employment transition. Each segment of the series is designed to address particular component of job search and acquisition process, from identifying transferrable skills commonly requested in job ads to enhancing abilities requested by local employers. You may take each module individually or all five as a series. If you register for and complete the entire series, your total registration fee will be discounted by $20

Developing a Personalized Career Pathway

Tue/Thu, Feb 2-11

 

Providing Excellent Customer Service

Tue/Thu, Feb 23-March 4

 

OSHA 10

Tue/Wed/Thu, March 16-18 & 25

 

Computer Basics for the Workplace

Tue/Thu, Apr 6-15

 

Effective Applications, Resumes and Interviews

Tue/Thu, Apr 27-May 6

 

All courses meet from 5:00-7:30 at LHS.

$15 per workshop, or $55 for the complete series.

FMI Call Lewiston Adult Education at 795-4141

or visit www.lewistonadulted.org

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 28, 2010 | Read more in: News

Business, Marketing and Professional Development at LAE

LAE Business & Marketing courses are designed for both small business owners and employees looking to build skills for current or prospective work. These courses also serve as excellent and affordable professional development opportunities for area businesses and employees.

Courses will include The Essentials of Effective Leadership and Introduction to Online arketing & Search Engine Optimization, as well as a one-day workshop, Introduction to E-Mail Marketing using Constant Contact. Two online business courses, Entrepreneurship and Supervision, will also be offered through LAE this winter.

A Web Design Intensive will also be offered, in which participants will construct a website from scratch and learn to maintain it themselves. This course is also ideal for anyone with a small business or hobby they would like to share online.

Office skills courses will also be available, including a full-semester (15 week) course in Office Practice, for those new to office work, as well as two six-week courses in MS Excel I and MS Excel II. For those in need of more concise professional development options, Saturday intensive workshops will be held in MS Excel and in MS Word this March.

For more information on any of the above Lewiston Adult Education classes, or to see our full list of over 120 available courses this winter, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 12, 2010 | Read more in: News

 
 

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