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Archive: May 2019

Lewiston College Transition Program Has June Start

College Transition Program instructor Amy Hatch congratulates Chantal Kalau during CTP graduation in May.


Anyone looking to jumpstart their college success can sign up for Lewiston Adult Education's Maine College Transition Program.

The College Transition Program is a free, 12-week program that is set to start on June 6. It is designed for people who live or work in Androscoggin County and are planning to enroll in college in the next 12 to 18 months. It provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing, and math in a college-style setting.

 College Transitions is specifically designed to prepare adults to succeed in college. Students will enter college proficient in completing assignments, time management, note-taking, test-taking, working with instructors and peers, and managing the additional responsibilities expected of college students.

The Winter-Spring College Transition Program ended earlier this year. Students received certificates during a May graduation ceremony.

The next College Transition Program will be held at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. The B Street Community Center is part of Lewiston Adult Education.

For more information or to register, contact the B Street Community Center at 207-753-6420 or contact Amy Hatch at ahatch@lewistonpublicschools.org.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 22, 2019 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Graduation Set For June 11

 

A graduate enters the Lewiston High School gymnasium during Lewiston Adult Education's commencement in June 2018.


Lewiston Adult Education will hold its graduation on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Nasra Houssein is scheduled to be the student speaker. The event will also include awards for current students at Lewiston Adult Education.

Students who have successfully completed their HiSET exam between July 2018 and June 2019 can attend graduation. Those who have not received an invitation or have additional questions can contact Lewiston Adult Education at 207-784-2928.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 16, 2019 | Read more in: News

Lewiston College Transition Program Celebrate Graduation, Get Advice For Future

From left to right, Nasra Houssein, Tim Blanchard, Yussuf Mohamud, College Transition Program Instructor Amy Hatch, Chantal Kalau and Malumba Ndoluvua celebrated the end of their work as students in Lewiston Adult Education's College Transition Program on Thursday.

The five students in the College Transition Program at Lewiston Adult Education celebrated the end of months of classes on Thursday and got lots of advice and encouragement for the next stage of their educations.

The free, 14-week program reviewed reading, writing and math skills in a college-style setting at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. The work included an expanded focus on time management as well as finding and applying for scholarships.

College Transition Program Instructor Amy Hatch told the students how proud she was of them at the start of the celebration.

"It shows hard work does pay off," she said. "You made it to the end."

Hatch awarded certificates to the graduates. They were Nasra Houssein,Tim Blanchard, Yussuf Mohamud, Chantal Kalau and Malumba Ndoluvua.

A number of previous College Transition Program students gave advice based on their college experience and talked about future plans, including working to get a master's degree in business administration. While they all had different major and paths in college, they emphasized perseverance and the importance of asking about scholarships.

One piece of advice for scholarships was to save what students had written on applications. Scholarships tend to ask applicants similar questions and holding onto what was they had answered before could save time.

Hatch stressed the importance of applying. Sometimes scholarship money does not get given away because no one has applied, she said.

 

Amy Poland, professional development coordinator for adult education at the Maine Department of Education, speaks to students on Thursday.

Students received pieces of advice from a former College Transition Program instructor who now works for the Maine Department of Education. Amy Poland, professional development coordinator for adult education, began her remarks post-secondary education by saying, "Don't be afraid to ask for help."

"No one is going to advocate for you. You really have to do it yourself," she said.

Her other advice included:

-- "Anticipate obstacles. Make sure you have a plan B."

-- "If you say, '"I'll try' you already put up a little barrier."

-- "Find the successes as you go."

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 9, 2019 | Read more in: News

 
 

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