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Summer College Transition Program now accepting applications

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Summer 2013 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 21st 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.

 

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

Regional sample of adult education students predict another four years for Obama

Last week, despite Hurricane Sandy, almost 4500 adult learners from adult education centers across New England participated in mock elections designed to prepare them for casting real ballots on election day. According to this sample of adult students, President Obama will win by a large majority (84%), Massachusetts will not allow life-ending medication for the terminally ill or the medical use of marijuana, Rhode Island will allow casino gambling in Newport, Maine will keep its ban on gay marriage, and several states will pass bond initiatives.

The mock elections were coordinated by the non-partisan Voter Education, Registration, and Action (VERA) campaign, which aims to educate adult students about the electoral process, help them learn about the campaign issues and ballot questions, and mobilize them to participate in the democratic process on November 6. The mock elections also provide an opportunity for hundreds of immigrants who cannot vote to learn how electoral politics work in the United States.

VERA, a project of the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education, is one response to statistics showing that adults who have not completed a high school education are the least likely to vote. In the 2010 election, only 25% of U.S. adults lacking a high school diploma voted compared to 39% of high school graduates and 60-70% of adults with a college or advanced degree.

During the past four federal elections, VERA has provided resources that help adults discuss the civic issues that matter to them, research candidate views on those issues, analyze campaign advertising, and learn about voter rights and responsibilities.

On election day, hundreds of newly-registered adult learners will vote for the first time. They are eager to exercise this right and to see how the actual state and national results compare to their mock election tallies.

 

New England VERA Results

 

President/Vice President

 

 

Barack Obama/Joe Biden

Democratic Party

3660

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan

Republican Party

598

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala

Green Party

41

Gary Johnson/James Gray

Libertarian Party

120

Write-in

 

 

4

Total

 

 

4423

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Senate

 

 

Murphy

 

Democratic Party

534

McMahon

 

Republican Party

158

Total

 

 

692

 

 

 

 

Maine Senate

 

 

 

Dill

 

Democratic Party

341

Summers

 

Republican Party

63

King

 

Independent Party

220

Total

 

 

404

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Senate

 

 

Warren

 

Democratic Party

1201

Brown

 

Republican Party

209

Total

 

 

1410

 

 

 

 

New Hampshire Governor

 

 

Hassan

 

Democratic Party

911

Lamontagne

 

Republican Party

485

Babiarz

 

Libertarian Party

2

Total

 

 

404

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on November 6, 2012 | Read more in: News

LAE Awarded FAME Maine College Access Grant

Lewiston Adult Education (LAE), in partnership with College for ME Androscoggin and World Education, has been awarded a new Maine College Access Grant for 2013. These funds will support LAE in developing a county-wide network to address resiliency and retention throughout AndroscogginCounty. LAE’s College Transitions instructors, Adult Basic Education teachers, and advising staff will take an active role in the projects tied to the grant.

LAE’s College Transition Program has been helping adults in AndroscogginCounty reach their education and career goals since 2000. The program utilizes a simulated college setting to help adults refresh the academic and study skills they will need to be successful in college. Participants in the program also receive support throughout the college and financial aid application process.

These grant funds were received from FAME and the Maine College Access Challenge Grant. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the free College Transition Program to advance their educational and career aspirations can contact Lewiston Adult Education at 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 25, 2012 | Read more in: News

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!

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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

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

 
 

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