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156 East Ave. • Lewiston, ME 04240 • 795-4141 • Fax: 795-4173

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Fall WorkReady Training

The WorkReady Training Program equips participants with the soft skills sought by local employers. Those who complete this 60-hour training program will earn a credential that is recognized by many businesses in the L-A area.

WorkReady helps participants build a successful career plan by focusing on developing a good work attitude, strong communication skills and effective time management skills.

The program then teaches participants how to evaluate their talents, experiences, and preferences so they can determine in which kinds of jobs they would be most successful.

Finally, WorkReady will guide participants through the job application process. The program will include individual guidance on resume and cover letter writing and provide opportunities to build and practice interviewing skills.

This program has been successful in helping L-A residents create a plan to achieve their personal career goals.

WorkReady grads from previous LAE training sessions have gone on to get jobs with many different local employers, including Schooner Estates, Dingley Press, Strainrite, Home Depot, Maine Machine Products, Hilton Garden Inn, DaVinici's, Hart Transportation, and Hannaford Supermarkets to name a few.

The Fall WorkReady training will run weekdays from September 10th through October 5th, from 8:30am-12:30pm at the B-Street Community Center in Lewiston. A mandatory orientation will be held September 5th. Call the CareerCenter at 753-9001 for an application. Applications are due August 31st.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 23, 2012 | Read more in: News and Events

Workforce Training Classes Starting Next Week!

Several of LAE's Workforce Training courses will be starting the week of August 27th, including:

Accounting I

Computer LIteracy

Keyboarding & Computer Basics

Medical Terminology

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair

Welding I & II

FMI call 795-4141. For a full list of LAE's classes, starting throughout August, September and October, visit .


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 22, 2012

Academic Courses Start in 2 Weeks!

Lewiston Adult Education's Academic courses will be starting two weeks.

If you are interested in completing a High School Diploma or working on prereqs/developmental courses for College or Nursing School, contact us asap for placement testing.

Fall Academic courses will include:

Algebra I


Contemporary Government

English Writing Workshop

Math Prep for College/Careers

US History

Feel free to call us at 795-4141 if you have any questions!


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 7, 2012

Summer courses are a great way to to get ready for change

Whether you are gearing up for college or changing careers, Lewiston Adult Ed's summer courses are a great first step.

The College Transitions Program is the easiest way to insure your success in college.  This 12-week program provides an academic refresher, covers study skills, test taking, time management, and computer skills.  The summer session starts on May 22 and is held at the B Street Community Center.  Call today to begin your application process.

Other summer courses include: Computer/Office Skills courses such as “Microsoft for the Workplace,” “MS Excel I,” “MS Excel II,” “QuickBooks Workshop,” and “Office Practice.” Most of these courses provide credit towards Lewiston Adult Education’s Clerical, Medical Office and Accounting Assistant Certificates.  Classes begin July 10 and are held at Lewiston High School.

Other certificate courses will include the “Culinary Arts Certificate” and a “Certified Nursing Assistant” (CNA) training course. The CNA course will start June 19th, and interviews will be held June 6th & 7th at 3:00 pm.

Academic classes that offer High School Diploma credit as well as college/nursing school prerequisite credit will also be available, including “Algebra,” “Applied Algebra,” “Biology,” “Chemistry” and “Critical Reading Strategies for College or Work.”

GED, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Citizenship and Adult Basic Education classes are also available year-round, and are held at the Adult Learning Center at 145 Birch St.

Take your first step on a pathway to success.  Call Lewiston Adult Ed at 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on May 18, 2012

Super Saturday: March 31st!


On Saturday, March 31st Lewiston Adult Education will hold a variety of morning- and day-long workshops, including:

 Basic Home Repair & Maintenance in a Day

CPR, First Aid, AED Training


Keep House Like a Pro


Mah Jongg for Beginners


MS Access in a Day


MS Word in a Day


Professional Publishing in a Day


Re-Tool a Prom Dress


The Three Keys to Inner Peace


Write It Out


For more information, or to register, call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on March 7, 2012 | Read more in: News and Events

March Classes at LAE


It may still be chilly outside, but here at LAE we are already looking forward to the spring! Below you'll find some of the 20+ courses we have starting up in March:


Business & Personal Finance: “Be a Responsible Consumer,” “Introduction to Personal Investing” and “Landlord Tenant Law 101.”


Computer: “Computer Basics for Seniors,” “MS Word in a Day,” “MS Access in a Day" and "Professional Publishing in a Day.”


Crafts: “1950’s Baker’s Basket,” “Enchanted Paper Crafting,” “Knitting: Beginner/Intermediate” and “Re-Tool a Prom Dress.”


Health and Wellness:CPR, First Aid, AED Training,” “Hooping to Heal I” and “Hypnosis for Weight Control.”


Home and Garden: “Basic Home Repair & Maintenance in a Day,” “Chair Caning,” “Designing Your Dream Garden” and “Keep House Like a Pro.”


Miscellaneous “Just-for-fun:” “Dream Analysis,” “Mah Jongg for Beginners,” “Super Saturday Chocolates for Families,” “The Three Keys to Inner Peace” and “Write it Out.”


For more information on any of the above classes, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 16, 2012 | Read more in: News

Local Author Mark Griffin to Teach Writing Workshops

As part of Lewiston Adult Education's Winter/Spring 2012 season, local writer Mark Griffin, the author of an acclaimed celebrity biography published in 2010, will serve as instructor for two forthcoming LAE workshops.

Beginning February 9th, Griffin will teach an eight week course, Writing: From Inspiration to Publication, which will motivate writers - both amateur and experienced - to unleash their full creative potential while offering invaluable tips for getting their work (whether it be an article, essay, short story, novel or non-fiction piece) into print.  Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at Lewiston High School.

On Saturday, March 31st, from 9:00am-3:00pm, Griffin will lead a one day workshop, Write It Out, which invites participants to check their writer's block at the door and get inspired by engaging in a series of exercises designed to spark creativity and encourage a freer form of artistic expression.

Griffin is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli, which was published by Da Capo Press in 2010.  In April, Griffin is scheduled to host a tribute to Minnelli, the Oscar-winning director of such Hollywood classics as An American In Paris and Gigi, at the Paramount Theatre in Boston.  Griffin's film reviews, essays and short stories have appeared in The Boston Globe, MovieMaker, Premiere and in several anthologies.

For additional information or to register for courses, please visit or call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 2, 2012

New Classes in February!

Are the winter months making you a little stir crazy? Need an excuse to get out and fight that cabin fever?

Lewiston Adult Education has more than 25 classes starting up in February- from "just for fun" classes in arts, crafts, fitness and technology- to the kind of "business & workforce training" courses that employers like to see on a resume.


Arts & Crafts

Introduction to One Stroke Painting

The Joy of Oil Painting

Woodworking Beginner/Intermediate



Hooping to Heal (& Make Your Own Hoop )

Kundalini Yoga I

Line Dancing for Beginners

Tai Chi II

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Zumba (Mon or Wed )


Personal Wellness

Basics of Swedish Massage I

Introduction to Reflexology

Metaphysics & Beyond I

Your Mighty Feet


Technology for Fun

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

Mastering the iPad

Photo Editing with Open Source Software I



Telling Your Story: Why Writing Well is Essential to Success

Writing: From Inspiration to Publication


Business & Workforce Skills Training

Business Writing

Computer Literacy

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Intro to Keyboarding & MS Word

Medical Billing

Medical Terminology many more coming up in March, April and May! For more information or to register, visit or call 795-4141.  


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 30, 2012

Adult student finds success through College Transition Program

Click here to read the Twin City Times article!


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 23, 2012

Winter 2012 College Transition Program

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 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 January 10th 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.

For more detailed information and a full list of courses visit


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 2, 2011


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