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September classes have mushrooms to art at Lewiston Adult Education

A mix of new lessons and returning favorites begin in the next two weeks at Lewiston Adult Education.

 

Below are a sample of classes happening this September.

 

Small Engine Repair, Sept. 6, can help bring new life to chain saws and lawn mowers.

 

Mushroom Foraging, Sept. 6, will have a walk outside to find edible mushrooms.

 

Parents in the Know, Sept. 6, teaches how to keep children safe from abuse and sexual assault.

 

Excel I, Sept. 6, explains the spreadsheet program and ways to make it help on the job.

 

Making Beer at Home, Sept. 7, is held at Richmond Home Brew Supply.

 

Welding I, Sept. 7, will introduce stick welding to students.

 

Welding II, Sept. 8, will cover Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding.

 

Open Art Studio, Sept. 8, gives artists the space they need to start and continue new projects.

 

Six Feet Under: Funeral Choices, Sept. 8, shall go over paperwork to funeral planning.

 

Beginner’s Fitness, Sept. 13, provides a low-impact workout for people looking to get healthy.

 

Dance Fitness, Sept. 13, combines dancing with a cardio workout to hit songs.

 

Weight Wars, Sept. 13, teaches about nutrition, health foods and weight loss strategies.

 

Computer Literacy, Sept. 13, gives hands-on experience with word processing, spreadsheets and Windows programs.

 

To see our full course offerings, go to lewistonadulted.org or check out our fall brochure. To register, visit our website or call us at 207-795-4141.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on September 2, 2016 | Read more in: News

Interview Dates Set for Fall CNA class at Lewiston Adult Education

       

    People interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant can take steps toward a new job by signing up for interviews and testing for the Fall CNA program at Lewiston Adult Education.

            All students must take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) exam and interview before they can be considered for the program. They will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. and on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m.

The CNA course focuses on nursing theory and application, including basic anatomy and physiology. Once students finish the classroom portion of the course, they will participate in a full-time, two-week clinical experience at local hospitals and nursing homes.

Classes begin on Sept. 13 and are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The program costs $975 with a $145 test fee.

For more information on the CNA course, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 9, 2016 | Read more in: News

Hunter Safety, Vietnamese cooking top new offerings at Lewiston Adult Education

The fall semester at Lewiston Adult Education will include many partnerships to teach everything from ATV Safety to how to do genealogical research.

            Lewiston Public Library Adult Services Librarian Marcela Peres will help to instruct a Family Tree Fundamentals class at the library and show how the collection can provide different types of information to researchers. Mike Mayo, a volunteer instructor for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will teach ATV Safety and Hunter Safety classes at Central Maine Powersports in Lewiston.

            Chef Zack Pratt of Boba Restaurant will show how to make popular Vietnamese dishes including dumplings and pho. Chef Junlong Bunleng of Pepper and Spice Restaurant shall return to teach a couple sections of Thai cuisine and Beth Derenburger will be back to instruct students in Rug Braiding I and Rug Braiding II.

Welding I and Welding II, along with the Certified Nursing Assistant program, will make up some of the classes in Lewiston Adult Education’s workforce training certificate programs.

A Food Truck class taught by Randy Smith of Pinky D’s will top the lineup along with a Wool Drying Basket class at this fall’s Super Saturday. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15.

Academic and college prerequisite classes will be available for members of the community interested in earning their high school diploma or high school equivalency credential. Those interested in refreshing their skills before taking a college class can sign up for the College Transition Program.

Adult education classes can begin in late August, so people can visit www.lewistonadulted.org to sign up or call 207-795-4141 for more information.

 



 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 22, 2016

March Super Saturday classes to include crafting, painting

Spring into activities for the next Super Saturday with Lewiston Adult Education.

The morning and day-long classes are set for March 19 at Lewiston High School.  Tall, Round Gathering Basket class will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those interested in expressing their artistic side can also sign up for Abstract Landscapes Using Fluid Acrylics, Family Painting Party, Beaded Bracelets and Stained Glass Suncatcher.

Super Saturday is being held the day before Palm Sunday, which is why our Easter Treats class featuring frosted cookies and Rice Krispies treats is perfect for the time of year. Other classes include Introduction to Metaphysics and Meditation; CPR, First Aid, and AED Training; Introduction to Hula Hoop and Google: Gmail and Drive.

Our Smartphone and Tablet Devices class is already filled up, so don’t wait too long before trying to register at lewistonadulted.org. Call us at (207) 795-4141 for additional information.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on February 3, 2016

Computer classes can sharpen skills at work, home

A host of Lewiston Adult Education classes for the new semester will help students become more familiar with working on computers and running programs.

People who would like to learn how to operate a computer and use word processing, databases, spreadsheets and other software packages should check out Computer Literacy. The beginner’s course helps students gain confidence at tasks including writing a document on a computer or finding a file.

Excel I will show students how to use the computer program to create charts and diagrams, along with managing spreadsheets with accuracy. Office Practice will focus on keyboarding skills and building on Excel skills.

Both Computer Literacy and Excel I are set to start on Jan. 26. Office Practice class will start on Jan. 28.

Later on in the semester, the self-paced Computers for Seniors will assist with email and word processing. It begins on March 24.

Online registration for the Winter-Spring 2016 semester can be done 24 hours a day on our website, www.lewistonadulted.org. You can also call us at (207) 795-4141 for additional information.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 13, 2016 | Read more in: News

Lewiston academic classes slated for late January start

Starting the new year with an adult education class could get you to where you want to go – including having a high school diploma.

But signing up needs to happen soon. All five of Lewiston Adult Education’s academic classes start in late January.

If you would like to improve your writing skills, consider Critical Reading and Technical Writing. The class has a technical writing portion and will provide help in communicating effectively in a job.

Algebra I could help prepare for a college math course while Math Prep for College and Careers will focus on real-life situations. U.S. History and Contemporary Government can provide diploma credit and give perspectives on current events.

Critical Reading and Technical Writing is set to begin on Jan. 26. Contemporary Government and U.S. History have start times on Jan. 27. Algebra I and Math Prep for College and Careers are both lined up for Jan. 28.

People interested in enrolling must first meet with Academic Advisor
Elayne Bean and provide her with a high school transcript. An assessment test will help determine the best class to take.

To find out more about Lewiston Adult Education’s academic classes, call 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 8, 2016 | Read more in: News

Welding class connects to student plans for future

Scott Record took Welding I to learn how to do projects around his Lewiston farm.

The 41 goats keep him busy, but what he hopes one day to have gained enough welding skills to build a maple syrup evaporator.

“I think it’s a really good value. You get a lot of practice. All the supplies are provided,” he said of the Lewiston Adult Education class.

Record praised teacher Mike Cyr for covering the fundamentals and giving the steps along the way.

“The first day is safety, and then you get into it and learn the basics,” he said.

Students did shielded metal arc welding, also known as stick welding. Record plans to take Welding II in the Winter-Spring 2016 semester.

“It’s a good class if people want to learn the basics and see if they want to learn welding. I think it’s a good place to start,” he said.

Paula Walters’ father, grandfather and aunt all worked as welders.

“I guess it runs in the family because I’m pretty good at it,” she said.

Walters took Welding I at Lewiston Adult Education in 2014 and would like to take Welding II.

“I thought it was pretty fun. We had a lot of hands-on experience,”the Lewiston resident said.

She is also going to attend the New England School of Metalworks in 2016. Walters hopes to build on what she has learned and make a career in welding as many in the field approach retirement age

“There’s high demand for welders right now,” she said.

Patty Gray, an employment and training specialist at the Lewiston CareerCenter, agreed.

“It’s a very in-demand position at this point,” she said.

Wages for welders can range from $18 to $26 an hour, Gray said.

Welding I at Lewiston Adult Education is scheduled to begin on Jan. 27 and Welding II is set to start on Jan. 28. For more information about the classes, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call the adult ed office at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 8, 2016 | Read more in: News

College Transition Program to start Jan. 26 in Lewiston

People who live and work in Androscoggin County and are looking to enroll in college within the next 12-18 months can get help to prepare for academic challenges.

Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program provides a review of reading, writing and math. It includes face-to-face and online interaction as part of the 14-week class.

Last semester, CTP students paid a visit to Central Maine Community College in Auburn and had a mini-class. They also visited the campus to work on a research paper.

The new semester starts on Jan. 26 at the B-Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Applicants must take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, or CASAS, test before registration.

Students will receive help with the college application process and understanding the financial aid process along with the academic preparation. Upon successful completion of the program, they are also eligible for one college credit at CMCC.

For more information or to register for classes, visit ww.lewistonadulted.org or call 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 6, 2016 | Read more in: News

New Lewiston Adult Education science, WorkReady classes start in January

Lewiston Adult Education has a number of new classes scheduled to begin in early January and is accepting registrations.

If you are preparing for a STEM or health care degree program or want to refresh your science knowledge, join us for Bio-Chem Boot Camp from Jan. 4-16. The program offers an intensive review of core concepts in general biology, including an overview of cells, genetics, heredity, microbiology and ecology as well as topics in chemistry, such as atoms and molecular structures. Virtual classes will be based at Lewiston Adult Education for video conferencing on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. with online assignments between sessions. The group will meet for two all-day Saturday lab sessions held at Gray-New Gloucester High School. The cost of the two-week program is $96.  For more information or to register, call 795-4141.

Lewiston Adult Education will also host a WorkReady training program starting on Jan. 4.  WorkReady is an 80-hour intensive program provided free to eligible participants in need of help with job searches and who would like to increase job skills. Space for this program is limited. For more information and to begin the application process, please contact the Lewiston Career Center at 753-9001.

The brochure for all of Lewiston Adult Education’s classes is set to be released at the end of December. Registration for enrichment and other classes are scheduled to begin in January. 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on December 15, 2015 | Read more in: News

'Contribute to their Community to the Best of Their Abilities': New Mainers Project Explained

Irina Petranek

Irina Petranek works as an English Speakers of Other Languages teacher and job coach for Lewiston Adult Education. She talked about the New Mainers Refugee Workforce Development Project, which is held at the B Street Community Center in Lewiston. The project is a federally funded pilot program run in Portland and Lewiston. It is a collaborative effort of Portland Adult Edult Education, Lewiston Adult Education, Catholic Charities of Maine, the City of Portland Refugee Services, the City of Lewiston as well as the Portland and Lewiston CareerCenters.


1. What kind of help do you give to students in your class?


The goal of the program is to prepare students for the workforce in the USA. This includes discussing such topics as job applications, resumes, job search,  job interviews, soft skills necessary to be successful at work here. We also provide them with the information about various resources in the community that can help with employment -- job agencies, training programs, the Lewiston CareerCenter, local companies. 


2. Where do they come from?

The students in this New Mainers class come from Angola, Congo, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen, Togo. 

3. Why did they move to the United States?

Many of them are moving away from conflict, whether war or political reasons.

4. What would you want people to know about your students' goals? 

I would like people to know that the students in this class as well as other students in our programs are highly-motivated and hardworking people who want to contribute to their community to the best of their abilities. 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on November 23, 2015 | Read more in: News

 
 

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