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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 www.lewistonadulted.org.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 2, 2011

Culinary Arts

LAE's Culinary Arts Certificate program will be starting Tuesday, January 24th. Space is still available!

At our state-of-the-art facility, The Green Ladle, prepare yourself for the culinary workforce in restaurants and other food services. This course will give you hands-on experience in the art of knife skills, sanitation, grande manager, and the making of soups, sauces, appetizers, breads, desserts, and more. You'll also make connections with local chefs as they guest instruct classes to share their valuable knowledge and experience.

Students who successfully complete the Culinary Arts course will have the opportunity to complete an additional 18 hours of training, which will earn them the Culinary Catering Plus Certificate. During this additional experience, participants will work as interns as they host catering events for customers.

This program is designed to make you a competitive candidate for employment in the restaurant industry. Jumpstart your new career in the exciting and creative world of Culinary Arts!

Sign up here!

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 24, 2011 | Read more in: News

Fall Sports & Fitness!

Lewiston Adult Education will be offering a variety of health and fitness classes this fall. For those looking to get in shape or those interested in trying out a new form of exercise, Lewiston Adult Education has something for everyone!

Fall fitness classes will include:

Couch to 5K will help participants join the millions of people who use road race training to get or stay in shape. This is a good first step for those who are interested in trying out road racing, but need some support getting started.

Golf for Beginners will take place at Roy’s, and is designed for new golfers who have some familiarity with golf and golf terminology, but need some help getting to the next level.

Hula Hooping to Heal will provide an introduction into this new and fun form of exercise. Participants in this class will also have the opportunity to sign up for the Make Your Own Hoop workshop, which will meet prior to the start of the Hooping class.

Pilates is an excellent way to strengthen core muscles and develop flexibility.

Tai Chi is a Chinese Marital Art known for its health benefits. This introductory class will focus on the basic movements of Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

Vinyasa Yoga Flow blends elements of Tai Chi, Kindalini Yoga, DanceYoga, Tri-Yoga Flow, Vinyasa Yoga and Shiva Rea’s Yoga Trance Dance, to provide a fun-filled movement meditation.

Women’s Self-Defense and the Real World will help participants develop practical behavioral and defensive techniques to protect themselves in a threatening situation.

Zumba for Beginners will utilize the principles of aerobic fitness interval training and resistance training to burn calories while sculpting and toning the body.

Classes start as early as September 6th. For more information on any of the above classes, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 16, 2011

New Computer Classes!

LAE will be offering three brand-new computer classes this fall!

Introduction to HelpDesk is designed for individuals interested in becoming an Information Technology professional. In today's highly competitive job market, having the right skill set and training can make all the difference. Abner Goodwin will be teaching a new course specially tailored for people who want to start a career in the Information Technology field. This course will help prepare participants to earn the A+ Certification, which is recognized throughout the industry. It tells employers that the person who is A+ certified has the basic knowledge and training required to support and maintain computer hardware and software. Prerequisites: PC Troubleshooting and Maintenance I & II or equivalent experience.

We are also offering two new courses featuring Open Source software- meaning that they will utilize software that you can download at home for free!

Photo Editing with Open Source Software: Part I will teach participants how to use GIMPshop. GIMPshop is a free/open source program, intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. You will explore all the beginning level tools and features found in the costly professional grade photo-editing applications- but available for free using GIMPshop. You'll be able to download the application at home to practice your new skill during and after the class. Early class topics will focus on gaining comfort in navigating the application tools, progressing into photo-editing theory, and concluding with simple image compositions. (www.gimpshop.com)

Desktop Publishing with Open Source Software: Part I will utilize Scribus. Scribus is a free open source program intended to replicate the feel of Adobe InDesign or QuarkExpress. This class will introduce you to desktop publishing, using tools usually found in costly professional desktop publishing applications. Even better, you'll be able to download the application at home for free to practice your new skill during and after the class. Early class topics will focus on gaining comfort in navigating the application tools, fonts and typography, best practices in page composition, and finishing with a simple flyer or newsletter. (www.scribus.net)

These two classes are ideal for home hobbyists or small business owners who would like to be able to edit photos and publish newsletters without needing to purchase costly software. Visit www.lewistonadulted.org for more informaiton, or feel free to call us at 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 9, 2011 | Read more in: News

Graduation DVD

Many thanks to Great Falls TV for filming our June 7th Graduation! The ceremony will air on Time Warner Channel 22 on Sunday, June 19 and 26, at 1:00 pm. If you would like to order your own copy, call us at 795-4141. We will reserve one for you and call you when it is ready.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 14, 2011

Graduation!

Here's the link to the Sun Journal coverage of LAE's June 7th Graduation Ceremony:

http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/1042811

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 9, 2011 | Read more in: News

Summer College Transitions Program

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Summer 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 24th 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 www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on April 27, 2011 | Read more in: News

CNA Interviews Feb 8 & 9

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Have you ever thought about becoming a CNA? CNA

 

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career in the medical field, this course will provide you with the skills and experience to be Maine State Certified as a Nursing Assistant. Nurse’s aide skills will be taught in an interactive classroom setting, and a two-week clinical experience will follow. The course will focus on nursing theory and application, including basic anatomy & physiology, and clinical performance. Applicants are strongly encouraged to job shadow a CNA before interviewing.

 

Lewiston Adult Education's Certified Nursing Assistant course will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00-9:00 pm, starting February 15th.

 

Students can only be admitted to the program after a successful interview with the instructor. Interviews will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 8th and 9th, at 4:00 pm.  All program applicants must also take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) before they can be interviewed. If you have not taken a CASAS test before, you can take the test prior to the interview at 3:00 pm here at Lewiston High School. If you have already taken the CASAS test, have your scores faxed to us at 795-4173 prior to the interview.

 

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED, CASAS test, interview. All registrations must be made in person. Full payment is due before the first class. Before a student can begin the clinical phase of the program they must produce documentation of a recent medical physical examination conducted and signed by a physician as well as the following vaccinations: Hep B1, MMR, Tetanus, Chicken Pox, TB. Lab Fee for Background Check is nonrefundable.

 

Cost: $790, plus $60 Lab fee.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 795-4141.

 

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 3, 2011 | Read more in: Events

If you like NOVA, the Discovery Channel or National Geographic...

fractal 

....You will love this!  

 

Lewiston Adult Education will be holding two free lecture/slide presentations: 

  • Monday, January 31: Systems Sciences I : Science, Models & Intuition - an introduction to the basic principles of systems sciences, including chaos theory & fractal geometry
  • Tuesday, February 1: Our Living Earth : An Introduction to the Science of Geophysiology (Gaia Theory)

Lectures are from 6:00 – 8:00 pm both evenings, followed by Q&A.

These lectures are free introductory overviews for two 6-week courses that will be offered through Lewiston Adult Education (156 East Ave, Lewiston). Ideal for those who enjoy NOVA or the Discovery Channel, these lectures will be interesting, informative and entertaining. Detailed descriptions are included below.

Given by Alder Stone Fuller, PhD., an independent college-level educator, the lectures and courses are relevant and accessible to virtually everyone, regardless of background. This is not the science that you studied in high school or college, but as different as day from night. The concepts and principles addressed have been discovered and investigated by Earth's greatest systems scientists, life scientists and climatologists. They are interdisciplinary, holistic (focus on wholes), and awe-inspiring, and will help you understand everyday life and reality regardless of your interests - whether social, political, economic or the 'natural world'. They elegantly, succinctly and almost intuitively explain "how things work" – nature, human bodies and cultures, ecosystems, economics, climate systems and climate change ... everything.

After the lectures, interested participants may register for the classes, but attendance at the free introductory lectures does not require commitment to the courses. Should you choose to join the courses, fees are $67 per course.

Here is a down-loadable pdf describing these two courses with course outlines, plus description and outline of a third course - Systems Sciences II - to begin March 28 as follow up to Systems Sciences I.

You may visit the instructor's web site at www.alderstone3.com for more information about these courses and his other seminars, courses and consulting services.

 

Systems Sciences I: Science, Models & Intuition

Mondays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, beginning with free overview on Monday, 1/31.

This introduction to the systems sciences will help you understand your everyday life, health and nature in profound and awe-inspiring new ways. This is not the science you had in school, but links all sciences together in nearly intuitive ways. The course addresses sophisticated but accessible topics including: science as a way of knowing; networks (systems); feedbacks; non-linearity; tipping points (critical thresholds); the edges of chaos; fractals and cellular automata. It will appeal to science readers or those who enjoy the Discovery Channel, NOVA, or National Geographic - but is relevant to everyone - yet the topics are accessible even to those with little or no science background. For more information on Alder Fuller and the material to be covered, visit www.alderstone3.com.

 

Our Living Earth: An Introduction to Gaia Theory

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, beginning with free overview on Tuesday, 2/1.

Gaia theory is a new branch of biology studying Earth as a living system with a planetary-scale metabolism and homeostasis. That is, complex linkages between air, water, soil, ice caps and ecosystems regulate the temperature and the chemical composition of Earth's atmosphere and oceans automatically in a way that cannot be explained by physics and chemistry alone, much like your own homeostasis. Through Gaia as metaphor, it is possible to glimpse the organic unity of the Earth. In both its scientific & metaphoric aspects, this new view of the Earth provides the foundation for a new cultural map that can guide us in the planetary era. This course is based on the book Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia by Stephen Harding, the most interesting and accessible introduction to Gaia theory available. It is open to anyone with any background, scientific or not. Text: Animate Earth: Science, Intuition & Gaia.

 

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Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 26, 2011 | Read more in: Events

 
 

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