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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

GED Events 9/18 & 9/21

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Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 5, 2013 | Read more in: Events

Workforce Training Courses Coming Up!

Many of LAE's Workforce Training courses are starting up in just a few weeks, including:

Accounting I

Certified Nursing Assistant

Computer Literacy

Computer Basics for Seniors

Computing in the Cloud

NEW Computer & IT Science series, starting with Computer Hardware Fundamentals.

Effective Workplace Communication

Excel I

Medical Billing

Medical Terminology

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair

Welding I & II

Woodworking

So if you- or someone you know- is interested in enhancing their computer skills, trying out a trade, or gearing up for an entirely new career, we invite you to browse our Fall 2013 course line-up!

Additionally- if you're interested in getting more frequent updates on LAE news & programming, we invite you to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 15, 2013

Fall Courses Posted!

LAE has a variety of Academic, Workforce Training and Personal Enrichment courses starting up this Fall Semester.

 

This Fall, the Enrichment program will be featuring over a dozen classes on Do-It-Yourself, or "DIY" projects, including:

Aromatherapy: Beyond Lavender

Basics of Alterations and Tailoring

DIY Baby Shower Gift: Diaper Cake

DIY Groceries & Emergency Preparedness

DIY Home Repair for Beginners

DIY Landscaping/Hardscaping

Making Great Beer at Home

Preserving the Harvest: Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair

Traditional Chair Caning

Wine Making 101

Woodworking

We will also be offering some brand-new fitness classes, including Bokwa, Cardio Kickboxing, and P90X. As well as many other new and returning classes and workshops in a variety of subjects.

 

LAE's Workforce Training program will again offer courses for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant and Medical Office certificate, as well as many computer technology and trades courses.

A brand new series on Computer & IT Science will be offered, which is comprised of Computer Hardware Fundamentals, Operating Systems and Troubleshooting and Home Networking.

A CNA training course will also be offered in the fall.

 

Academic classes that offer credit towards a High School Diploma or College Prerequisites will also be available. GED, Adult Basic Education and ESOL classes are available as well on an ongoing basis. The College Transition Program will be offered starting in September.

 

Registration is now open! For a full listing of LAE's fall courses, click here. For more information on LAE programming, or to sign up for a class, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 23, 2013 | Read more in: News

Summer Classes Start July 9

Lewiston Adult Education has a variety of courses available this summer for those interested in gearing up for college, finishing a Diploma/GED, or building workforce/computer skills. Most classes start July 9th.

Back by popular demand is our Culinary Arts Certificate course. Join Chef Dan Caron at the Green Ladle and prepare to launch a career in the restaurant/catering/hospitality business!

This summer LAE has newly expanded computer offerings . Computer classes will be available at a variety of levels, from the basics- such as Keyboarding and Intro to Computing & the Internet - to specific office programs such as MS Excel and Quickbooks . Courses in online content management, including Wordpress for Beginners and Advanced Web Design , will also be available this summer.

Many of the above classes also count as credit towards LAE's Clerical Office, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs. For information on enrolling in a Certificate program, contact Elayne Bean at 795-4141.

As always, High School Diploma and College/Nursing School prerequisites will be available, including Algebra I , Applied Algebra & Math Review , Biology , Chemistry and Critical Reading .

Ongoing GED , ESOL and Adult Basic Education courses are also available at the Adult Learning Center. Call 784-2928 for information on these programs.

Please don't hesitate to contact the LAE office at 795-4141 if you have any questions or would like to sign up for a class. We hope to see you this summer!

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 11, 2013 | Read more in: News

Community Connection for High-Speed, Broadband Internet Technical Assistance

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Lewiston Adult Education is your Community Connection for information on how you can use Maine’s expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development.

Contact our office at 795-4141 and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization.  

Look for this symbol  icon in our catalog for courses where you’ll learn about high-speed internet connectivity.  Visit www.maine.gov/connectme for more information.

The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

MARTI stands for Maine Adult Regional Technology Initiative State Broadband Infrastructure Program Award Number 23-50-M09062

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on April 23, 2013

Summer College Transition Program now accepting applications

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Summer 2013 College Transitions Program. This program is designed for individuals looking to increase their earning potential by earning a two or four year degree. Any GED/High School Diploma-holding resident of Androscoggin County accepted to the program may enroll at no cost.

Designed to help students prepare for, get accepted to, and be successful in college, the College Transitions Program provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing, and math in a setting which simulates an actual college environment. Students who have been away from the classroom 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 better focus on their studies.

Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the current students' needs. By the end of the course, students 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, and any logistical challenges unique to the student, will also be addressed in the College Transition Program.

Three sections of the College Transition Program are available: 1) Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am-Noon; 2) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm; or 3) Wednesdays 9:00 am-3:00 pm. College Transition Program classes will begin May 21st and meet at the B-Street Community Center.

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

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on April 3, 2013 | Read more in: News

 
 

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