Archive: December 2009
This winter Lewiston Adult Education will be offering programs to assist adults interested in transitioning into college. These programs are available at no cost to participants. They are designed to offer support and academic skill refreshing for adults who have spent time away from an academic setting.
These programs will provide support as participants think about which kinds of college programs and careers they would like to pursue. Adults in these programs will use skill and interest inventories to learn about which kinds of careers they might find most rewarding.
In the College Transition Program, and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition Program participants will review the reading, writing, math and computer skills that will be necessary to do college-level work. Students will also practice study skills that will have been proven successful for many adults in college. The "Career Transition: Health Care Edition" participants will also refresh the science skills needed for work in a degree program in the health sciences.
Participants in these programs will tour area campuses and network with faculty and staff from a variety of college departments.
In the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program special emphasis is given to health care careers. Partnering with the Health Care Action Team, participants will have access to extensive career networking and exploration opportunities in the health care field.
During the program, participants will complete college and financial aid applications, and learn about scholarships available specifically to adults entering college.
These programs will begin the week of January 11th, will and offer flexible day and evening meeting times. Acceptance to the program is based upon the submission of a completed application by January 5th, the successful completion of a CASAS assessment, and an interview with the program coordinator. For more information visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 753-6420.
by Jessica Crabtree
on December 14, 2009
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This past Friday, December 4th, College for ME Androscoggin honored three members of the Lewiston Adult Education community at their annual awards luncheon.
LAE Director Eva Giles was honored with a special award for all she has done to support adult college aspirations, both as a partner to the local colleges and College for ME, and as an advocate for adult learners. Jan Phillips, in presenting the award, described Giles as "a spark-plug in the community, the hardest working person I know." Those of us who work with Eva on a daily basis know just how true that is!
LAE College Transitions Program alum and current CMCC student Mary Lou Thibodeau also was recognized for her exceptional work overcoming issues with finances and confidence to become model college student. She now helps out as CMCC as a student leader and mentor to her fellow college students. As Thibodeau accepted her award, she took a moment to thank her College Transitions Program instructor, Roger Guay, for all the support he offered her along her journey to becoming a successful college student.
Also, Superintendent of Lewiston Schools Leon Levesque was honored with a Student Advocate award for his work supporting college aspirations at all ages, pre-K through Adult. Levesque has been the champion behind numerous initiatives that help students start thinking about their college plans early, including the LRTC school of Health Sciences, the LRTC engineering program, and the Aspirations Labs at the Middle and High School, just to name a few.
Read the Sun Journal article about the College for ME Androscoggin Luncheon here: Awards honor 4 inspiring students.
by Jessica Crabtree
on December 10, 2009
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