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156 East Ave. • Lewiston, ME 04240
mreagan@lewistonpublicschools.org • 795-4141 • Fax: 795-4173
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Summer Courses Posted!

Registration is now open for Lewiston Adult Education's summer courses!

Interviews for our CNA program will be held May 19 & 21 at 4:00 pm here at LHS, and the program will start June 2.

The College Transition Program will also start June 2. This is a great opportunity for adults interested in pursuing a college degree to brush up on their academic skills, receive help during the financial aid process, and to get ready to start college classes in the fall.

Also starting in June is our Culinary Arts Certificate course. This program is designed to give participants hands-on experience in the many aspects of the food service industry.

MS Excel I & II will be held in July and August.

Starting in July, High School Diploma/College Prerequisite courses will be held, including Algebra I and Critical Reading & Technical Writing.

HiSET (formerly GED), ESOL, and Adult Basic Education classes will be held on an ongoing basis at the Adult Learning Center. A Citizenship class is scheduled to start June 11th.

For more information on any of these programs, feel free to give us a call at 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on May 7, 2015 | Read more in: News

Did you know...

According to a recent University of Glascow study, "creative craft hobbies such as quilting can be a meaningful vehicle for enhancing wellbeing."

If you have some sewing experience and want to give quilting a try, join us for "Quilted Table Runner," starting Tuesday, March 10!

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 17, 2015 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education's W/S '15 courses are posted!

Lewiston Adult Education's Winter/Spring 2015 courses will be starting in the coming weeks. Over 100 courses in a variety of subjects will be available to help you achieve your goals in 2015!

Academic:

Diploma, HiSET (formerly GED), and College Transition courses are being offered starting in late January.

Workforce Training:

Ten computer courses will be available, in addition to our trades programming (including welding and small engine repair). As always, courses for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs will be offered.

Personal Enrichment:

A large variety of enrichment classes, ranging from one-night seminars to more in-depth weekly courses, are scheduled to start throughout the winter and spring.

Arts, [Link]Crafts, Dance, and Music classes are available to bring out your creative side.

Over a dozen Cooking classes will be offered- both for those looking for some healthy cooking inspiration, and for those looking to treat themselves to something a little more indulgent!

Many more courses in Personal Finance and Future planning, Wellness & Self-Improvement, Home & Garden, and Languages will be offered.

Finally, we will be holding over a dozen one-day workshops on our semi-annual Super Saturday, to be held March 21st.

To browse a full listing of LAE's Winter/Spring courses, click here. You can register online, by calling us at 795-4141, or by visiting our office at 156 East Ave. We hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 21, 2015 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education's Fall '14 Semester is now posted!

We have over 100 classes this Fall to help you reach your goals- whether you want to further your education, build a new skill for work, learn a new hobby, get published, or just meet some new people!

We've got dozens of new and returning Art, Jewelry-making, and Craft classes for those looking to get creative with their hands.

We'll also be offering several new Cooking classes, including "Thai Cooking: Vegetarian," "Easy & Delicious Gluten-Free Cooking," and "Cake Decorating."

In addition to our regular Ballroom classes, we've added a few new Dance & Performance classes, including "Improvisation: The Basics" and a no-partner-required "West Coast Swing."

You'll find several different seminars on Personal Finance, including a new workshop on "The A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare."

We have over a dozen Health & Wellness classes to help keep you feeling your best- from the the start of the school year right up through the holidays!

Home & Garden classes will also be offered: Learn to reduce household toxins before you close up your home for the winter in "Sustainable Housekeeping," build some new handy-man (or woman!) skills in "Woodworking," or get your snowblower ready for winter in "Small Engine Repair."

As always, we've included a few Just for Fun classes for folks who want to get out in the community and learn something new!

For those looking to build computer skills for work or for fun, we have over a dozen computer classes, from "Computer Basics for Seniors" to "Business Computing," "Mail Merge" to MS Office skills (Excel, Access, etc.), Facebook to Pinterest, and much more.

Workforce Training Certificate classes will be offered for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs. We'll also be offering a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class.

You'll also find info on our High School Diploma program, HiSET (formerly GED) prep classes, and English for Speakers of Other Languages at our website, www.lewistonadulted.org.

For adults interested in pursuing a college degree, we'll again be offering classroom and blended/online sessions of our free College Transition Program.

To simply browse all our Fall '14 courses at once, click here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me by email (jcrabtree@lewistonpublicschools.org), or give us a call at 795-4141. We hope to see you in the fall! Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 20, 2014 | Read more in: News

Summer Culinary Arts Certificate

Lewiston Adult Education will be offering the Culinary Arts Certificate Program this July and August. Designed to fully prepare participants for entry-level work in the food service industry, this summer program provides over 84 hours of instruction, plus opportunities for students to practice their new skills through work in various professional catering functions.

Graduates of this program have gone on to get culinary jobs in local restaurants, franchises, hospitals, nursing homes, country clubs, and catering businesses. Some have advanced to head chef and management positions, and others have become proprietors of their own catering companies.

The Culinary Arts Certificate Program teaches students how to create delicious soups, sauces, desserts and pastries, and includes hands-on learning opportunities in broil, breakfast, meat, fry, sauté, seafood, and starch cookery.

In addition to cooking and baking, the Culinary Arts Certificate Program also emphasizes business aspects of restaurant work. Participants in the program learn about the ten positions of operating a restaurant, menu writing, managing food costs, completing production, ordering procedures, and grande manager.

The summer Culinary Arts Certificate Program will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, from July 8 through August 21. The fee for the program is $300, plus a $285 lab fee. However, program participants will have opportunities to work as compensated caterers as part of their learning throughout the summer. For more information on this and other Lewiston Adult Education programs, click here or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 12, 2014 | Read more in: News

Summer '14 College Transition Program for Adults

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Summer College Transition Program. This program is designed for individuals looking to increase their earning potential by earning a two or four year degree. Any GED/HiSET Diploma/High School Diploma-holding resident of Androscoggin County accepted to the program may enroll at no cost.

Designed to help students prepare for, be accepted to, and become successful in college, the College Transition Program provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing, and math in a setting that simulates an actual college environment. Adults who have been away from the classroom for several years (or more) benefit from working in a college-style setting before enrolling in college. This transitional step saves students much of the time and energy that is typically spent adjusting to a new environment, and allows them to focus on their studies.

Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the current students’ needs. By the end of the course, participants will have developed the study habits and time management skills that will work best with their individual learning styles.

Other obstacles unrelated to academics, such as the college application process, financial aid issues, finding child care, and any logistical challenges unique to the student, will also be addressed in the College Transition Program.

College Transition Program classes will begin June 3rd and will meet at the B-Street Community Center in Lewiston. Both face-to-face and online/blended components of the contemporary classroom setting are incorporated into this program.

A “Bridge to College Transitions” course is also available for those interested in gearing up for college, but may need additional academic skill-building before taking the College Transition Program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer session. Interested candidates must contact Elayne Bean at 795-4141 to schedule an advising appointment prior to registration.

For more detailed information and a full list of courses visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on May 14, 2014

"Good welders are in high demand."

“Good welders are in demand. If you can put down a good weld, you will get a job,” John Clements, Lewiston Adult Education Welding instructor explains.

John Clements and Mike Cyr are welding instructors at Lewiston Adult Education. Together, they teach the Welding Certificate program, which provides 90 hours of instruction and lab within the 15 weeks of training. Both Clements and Cyr began their Welding training in Lewiston, and they agree that what makes Lewiston Adult Education unique is the progression of the welding knowledge and hands-on lab experience that give students “miles and miles of practice.”

The Welding Certificate program in Lewiston emphasizes safety. “Safety is key,” Mike Cyr states. There is a lot of smoke, heat, sparks, and gasses, so “a welder should be very detail oriented and have the proper knowledge of safety procedures.”

In addition to the foundational safety training, anyone who participates in the Welding program will learn the basics of gas metal arc welding, also known as MIG Welding. Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), also known as TIG welding, are included. Students begin welding in the flat position, then progress to horizontal, vertical, and overhead. Students begin with 6011 and progress to 7018 1/8” electrode rod welding; this includes the whole process from how to set the proper amps, position, travel speed, and proper bead needed for a strong weld.

What are the characteristics of a good welder? Cyr describes, “Someone who is dependable, willing to work hard, eager to learn new processes of welding, someone who is flexible and reliable.” Clements adds, “Good vision and hand-eye coordination. Also, it’s important to have the ability to take some criticism. I’m familiar with some stringent weld inspectors, and they still get me on the smallest of details. So ultimately those critiques make you a better welder.”

Clements and Cyr agree that Lewiston Adult Education “helps students to be able to do any projects – at home or on the job.” The course is customizable and can prepare you to meet your goals. Both Clements and Cyr currently work at Pathway Metroflex.


For more information on the Welding Certificate, contact Lewiston Adult Education at 795-4141 or look online at www.lewistonadulted.org. Classes start January 29th.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 21, 2014 | Read more in: News

P90X Starting this Wednesday!

LAE's P90X class has MOVED! It will now be starting this Wednesday, Sep. 11 at 5:30. FMI or to register, click here.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 9, 2013

 
 

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