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156 East Ave. • Lewiston, ME 04240
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March Classes at LAE

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It may still be chilly outside, but here at LAE we are already looking forward to the spring! Below you'll find some of the 20+ courses we have starting up in March:

 

Business & Personal Finance: “Be a Responsible Consumer,” “Introduction to Personal Investing” and “Landlord Tenant Law 101.”

 

Computer: “Computer Basics for Seniors,” “MS Word in a Day,” “MS Access in a Day" and "Professional Publishing in a Day.”

 

Crafts: “1950’s Baker’s Basket,” “Enchanted Paper Crafting,” “Knitting: Beginner/Intermediate” and “Re-Tool a Prom Dress.”

 

Health and Wellness:CPR, First Aid, AED Training,” “Hooping to Heal I” and “Hypnosis for Weight Control.”

 

Home and Garden: “Basic Home Repair & Maintenance in a Day,” “Chair Caning,” “Designing Your Dream Garden” and “Keep House Like a Pro.”

 

Miscellaneous “Just-for-fun:” “Dream Analysis,” “Mah Jongg for Beginners,” “Super Saturday Chocolates for Families,” “The Three Keys to Inner Peace” and “Write it Out.”

 

For more information on any of the above classes, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on February 16, 2012 | Read more in: News

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

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!

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

College Transitions Program for Adults

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.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 21, 2010 | Read more in: News

LAE's CTP Coordinator Roger Guay honored with Student Advocate Award

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.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 6, 2010 | Read more in: News

Automotive Basics in a Day! 10/30

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

http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/927680

 

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 www.lewistonadulted.org 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 www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

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

 
 

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