Archive: December 2010
Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 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/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 Transition 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 for years as well as recent High School graduates benefit from working in a college-style setting before enrolling in college. This transition step saves students much of the time and energy spent adjusting to the new environment, and allows them to better focus on their studies. Students in the program will also visit local college campuses to learn how to take advantage of many of the resources offered by colleges today.
Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the students’ needs. The College Transition Program begins with a basic assessment of the students’ knowledge and skills. The instructor will then modify the structure of the class to lay emphasis on the material that will be most beneficial to the students enrolled that semester. 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.
Industry-specific support is also available to those interested in health care. This supplemental program not only provides health-care specific career advising, it has also cultivated relationships with health care employers in the area who are available for networking, mentoring and additional advising.
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 11th 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.
by Jessica Crabtree
on December 21, 2010
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Congratulations to College Transition Program Instructor/Coordinator Roger Guay on receiving College for ME Androscoggin’s 2010 Student Advocate Award!
In his years with LAE, Roger has worked tirelessly to make sure his students are academically and emotionally ready for college. Roger is adept at drawing out adults’ experiences and showing them how the knowledge they have developed can be especially useful in college. He also helps his students address the concerns particular to adults in college. Program participants complete the program not only with the tools to overcome barriers and be successful in college, they also consistently develop better self-confidence and exhibit a vastly improved sense of self-esteem. His effectiveness as an instructor, motivator and supporter is seen not only in the number of his students that enroll in college, but the number who come back to his classroom to visit than thank him for all his support and encouragement.
Roger will be retiring at the end of this semester, but the Best Practices he established for LAE’s College Transitions Program will continue to have an impact on college-aspiring adults in the community.
by Jessica Crabtree
on December 6, 2010
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