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

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Category: Events

GED Events 9/18 & 9/21



Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 5, 2013 | Read more in: Events

4/10: Driving and Alzheimer's: When is it Time to Give Up the Keys


For more info, or to register, click here:


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on April 3, 2013 | Read more in: Events

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

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

CNA Interviews Feb 8 & 9


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...


....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 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


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.




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

Automotive Basics in a Day! 10/30

Check out the Sun Journal coverage on our upcoming Automotive Basics class!


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on October 22, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Super Sauturday: October 30th!

Here at Lewiston Adult Education we will be holding our semi-annual Super Saturday on October 30! Every semester, we choose one Saturday to hold a variety of single-session day-long courses covering many different topics. This Super Saturday will feature workshops in computer technology, trades, wellness and crafts, including:

MS Word in a Day: Participants will review the basics of word processing, and then practice using some of the more advanced features in MS Word to create professional reports, newsletters, and business correspondence. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

MS Excel Workshop: Designed for beginners, this workshop will equip participants with a functional understanding of Excel 2007’s most useful features. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

CPR, First Aid, AED Training: Participants will build the skills to earn their certification from the American Heart Association. 9:00-3:00, $65 plus a $5 lab fee.

Automotive Basics in a Day: In this introductory car-care class, participants will learn how to change a flat, boost a battery, check and replace fluids, change lights, and will also get tips on how to use exhaust color, unfamiliar noises and abnormal vibrations to diagnose a problem with their automobile. 9:00-2:00, $33 plus a $5 lab fee.

Women: Explore the Skilled Trades: This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the possibilities for a career in their choice of two of the following three fields: Welding, Quality Control, and Installation. Participants will get information on the job prospects for those trades, educational requirements, and local resources available to support job-seekers looking for work in those fields. 9:00-2:30, $8 plus a $5 lab fee.

Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, participants will learn how to crop, sharpen and enhance their digital photos, and then learn how to safely share them with friends and family on the web. 9:00-3:00, $27 plus $5 lab.

Large Twill Weave Tray: Beginner and veteran basket-weavers in this course will start with a large oval base, and weave in color to create a twill arrow pattern in their tray. Bring a mop-sized bucket, scissors, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, a spray bottle, a jackknife, and an old towel. All other supplies will be provided. 9:00-3:00, $28 plus $20 lab.

Super Saturday Book Arts: This exploration of Book Arts will introduce participants to art journaling, book-altering and bookbinding as they experiment with painting, collage, adhesives and more. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $10 lab fee.

Slice ‘Em & Dice ‘Em Easy Star Border: Quilters will create a quilt top, suitable for an infant quilt, wall-hanging or centerpiece in this workshop. Participants will be mailed a supply list upon registration, and will bring their own sewing machines to class. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $5 lab fee.

All of the above workshops will meet at Lewiston High School on Saturday, October 30th. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on October 1, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Bridges to Employment

Lewiston Adult Education will be holding a “Bridges to Employment” training series in October and November. The series consists of five interactive workshops designed to address a particular component of the job search and hiring process, from identifying transferrable skills to developing the key competencies that employers are seeking.

OSHA 10 will cover the essentials of workplace safety. Participants who complete this program will be issued the nationally-recognized OSHA 10 credential. This course meets Monday through Thursday, October 18-21, from 5:30-8:30. $25.

Computer Skills for the Workplace is ideal for those who are familiar with computer basics, such as checking email and saving files, but wish to build the essential computer skills needed in the workplace. Monday through Wednesday, October 25-27, from 5:00-7:30. $20.

Providing Excellent Customer Service will help prepare participants for work in a variety of fields. Most positions require work with customers or clients, and enhancing customer service skills improves an applicant’s marketability. Monday, November 1, 5:00-7:30. $7.

The Art of Selling Yourself: Creating effective resumes, applications and interviews. This workshop will teach job-seekers how to effectively communicate their qualifications to employers throughout the application process. Tuesday, November 2, 5:00-7:30. $7.

Developing a Personalized Career Pathway will help job-seekers identify the key skills necessary for success in their ideal careers, and then will help them create a plan to gain or hone those skills. Wednesday, November 3, 5:00-7:30. $7.

Individuals may sign up for the workshops a-la-carte, or as a complete series for $66. Participants who complete the full series will receive a $20 gift certificate towards a Lewiston Adult Education course in the Winter/Spring term. Pre-registration is required to participate in these workshops. For more information, or to register, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 28, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events


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