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Get A Look At Lewiston Adult Education's Main Office And The Adult Learning Center

Lewiston Adult Education's main office at Lewiston High School.

 

Lewiston Adult Education has two offices a short distance from each other but offering different services for students.

The main office, which is located in the lobby of Lewiston High School, handles registrations for enrichment classes, including meditation and hip-hop dance, as well as workforce classes such as welding and CNA. Most courses listed in the Fall 2018 brochure will be held at Lewiston High School.

The main office number is 207-795-4141.

The Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School on Birch Street and offers HiSET classes for students who want to get their high school equivalency, HiSET testing, English language lessons and instruction on taking the U.S. citizenship exam. 

The Adult Learning Center's office number is 207-784-2928.

 

Lewiston Adult Education's Adult Learning Center is located in the lower level of Longley School. The entrance is next to the blue sign.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 30, 2018 | Read more in: News

NTI Student Of The Month Got His Start at Lewiston Adult Education

(Image courtesy of NTI)

A former Lewiston Adult Education student has received an honor from Northeast Technical Institute.

Michel Simba, who took the Adult Basic Education class and volunteered at the Adult Learning Center in 2017, was named the student of the month for June at NTI.

“Michel is one of our top Manufacturing students. He is always on time and always respectful of his fellow classmates,” a release on the NTI website said. “When we have visited Manufacturing companies, he is the first to ask questions and seek additional information.”

Simba is fluent in English, French and Portuguese. He taught a conversational English class and a computer class at Lewiston Adult Education.

“Michel is a dedicated and avid learner.  He was an inspiration to many other students in my ABE classes. I'm so happy for him! ,” said Amy Hatch, College Transitions and ABE instructor for Lewiston Adult Education.

Simba has completed his training at NTI and has been hired by Modula Inc. of Lewiston.

The full release about Simba’s award can be found at:

https://www.ntinow.edu/student-of-the-month-lewiston-june-2018-michel-simba/

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 23, 2018 | Read more in: News

Welding Has September Start At Lewiston Adult Education

 




Lewiston High School teachers Rebecca Spilecki and Terry Waite took Welding I at Lewiston Adult Education in 2017. 

Welding II is returning to Lewiston Adult Education and will give students hours of experience in the skilled trade.

John Clements will teach the class, which begins on Sept. 6. Student welders will meet once a week for three hours.

Both men and women have succeeded in welding classes at Lewiston Adult Education. Students have included local educators. In the fall of 2017, Lewiston High School teachers Rebecca Spilecki and Terry Waite took Welding I.

The fall 2018 class will include instruction on metal inert gas welding (MIG), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) and Flux-Cored arc welding. All students will receive a certificate documenting their hours of hands-on experience.

For more information about the class, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or visit their website, www.lewiston.maineadulted.org.



 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 22, 2018 | Read more in: News

Lewiston, Auburn Adult Education Release Joint Brochure

 

Postal customers in the Lewiston-Auburn area will have two listings in one when they receive the combined brochure for Auburn Adult and Community Education and Lewiston Adult Education.

It will arrive in local mailboxes in early August. The Fall 2018 brochure has separate sections for Lewiston and Auburn classes, with each program having a separate cover.

The combined listing is a cost-saving measure, said Bill Grant, director of Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult and Community Education. Newsprint prices have continued to increase during the past two years.

Sun Press in Lewiston is printing the dual brochure. They will go out to all general delivery mail customers in Lewiston and Auburn.

Classes will also be posted online in early August as well. Lewiston’s website is www.lewiston.maineadulted.org and Auburn’s is www.auburn.maineaduilted.org.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 30, 2018 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Summer Classes Continue During Construction

 

 

      Construction is continuing on new parking spaces in front of Lewiston High School, but the work does not prevent visitors from entering the school.

      Parents and children who are taking summer enrichment classes can still enter Lewiston High School's main entrance. The next scheduled class is "Will It Fly?" featuring Laura Personette of 4-H. It is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Lewiston High School.

      To register for the class or for more information about other upcoming classes, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 12, 2018 | Read more in: News

Museum L-A, Rockets Will Help Make Enrichment A Blast At Lewiston Adult Education

 

Children and families can blast off air-propelled rockets and visit Museum L-A as part of Lewiston Adult Education's summer enrichment classes.

The classes feature partnerships with local and state non-profit organizations to help children stay interested in science and humanities-related topics during summer vacation. The summer 0f 2018 will mark the third year Lewiston Adult Education has offered an enrichment program.

The newest partner helping out during the summer the is Museum L-A, which is located on 35 Canal St. in Lewiston. The museum's hands-on event about spinning and weaving and how they connect to local history will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Carol Thomas will be the teacher.

The first event of the season will be "The Night Sky" at Ladd Planetarium in the Carnegie Science Center on 44 Campus Ave. at Bates College in Lewiston. It will be held on Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Nicole Hastings, an assistant in instruction in physics at Bates College, will teach the class.

Laura Personette of 4-H will teach how to make a glider in "Will It Fly?" which is set for Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School.

Chris Dorman, a STEM specialist for the Maine State Library, shall teach an air-propelled rockets class on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School.

Laura Personette will also teach "Will It Float?" on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School and "Will It Stand?" on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School. Participants in "Will It Stand?" shall try to create miniature bridges in the last 4-H engineering challenge.

The classes are free, but parents or guardians must sign up themselves and children. Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 to register.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 15, 2018 | Read more in: News

Massela Encourages Crowd To Show Elephant-like Determination at Lewiston Adult Education Graduation

 

 Student speaker Joao Massela, right, talked to the audience at Lewiston Adult Education graduation on Wednesday night. Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant, left, and Adult Learning Center Coordinator Laurie Champagne, right, listen to the speech.

The student speaker at Lewiston Adult Education graduation urged his classmates and the audience to think of themselves as strong as an elephant to take on new challenges during graduation Wednesday night.

The group of 27 students received their high school equivalency degrees in a ceremony in the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Joao Massela was the student speaker at the ceremony and stressed the importance of determination. 

"Being strong and determined means facing the problem, working to solve it rather than crying and looking for the easy way," he said.

Massela said that his middle name, Zau, means "elephant" and took inspiration from it.

"I want you to be like an elephant too. I would like you to see yourself as strong, no matter the obstacle in front of you. Think that you can make it and never give up," he said.

Massela, who emigrated to the United States from Angola and can speak Portuguese and French, had to learn English before trying to get his high school certification through Lewiston Adult Education. He thanked his teachers, including Laurie Champagne, Mark Schlotterbeck, Don Roux and Amy Hatch for helping him pursue his goals.

Massela also won the Courage to Grow Award from Central Maine Community College.

Esther Kilongo won the Maine Adult Education Association Award. The winner of the award has tuition waived for one course at CMCC in the fall semester.

Instructor Don Roux received recognition for his role in assisting with the 5,000th GED-HiSET graduate at Lewiston Adult Education. Roux helps students prepare before they take their high school equivalency exam.

The students received their high school equivalency by successfully taking the HiSET exam through Lewiston Adult Education. The HiSET has replaced the GED in Maine and the students received lessons and academic support to prepare.

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster spoke at the end of the ceremony and encouraged graduates to continue to persevere as they pursue their goals.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 6, 2018 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Student Tells How Motivation, Support Helped Him Reach Goal

 

Bryce Smith will march at Lewiston Adult Education's graduation on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

 

Bryce Smith needed his high school credential in order to hold onto his job at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport. He did it in two months.

Smith plans to attend graduation for Lewiston Adult Education, which is set for Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the Lewiston High School gym. He took the HiSET exam to receive his high school credential.

"I didn't think I could, but I put my mind to it. Got it done somehow," the 20-year-old said.

Airport Manager Richard Lanman praised Smith as a great addition to the workforce. The push to a high school credential came from Smith’s job description. It said that within six months, employees must have their high school diploma or high school credential.

“Very intelligent young man. He just needed a shove in the right direction,” Lanman said.

But Smith didn't just do it for his job. He did it for his 11-month-old son Connor.

"I want him to be proud of me along with everybody else," he said.

Smith credited his fiancee, Ashley Warren, with helping to quiz him in between work and watching their son. The faith people had in him helped as well.

Laurie Champagne, coordinator of Lewiston's Adult Learning Center, said she was very impressed with how he handled his toughest challenge. Smith came in to work with her on Fridays, his day off.

Smith had trouble reading on a computer screen filled with text. The words seemed to swim around. He taped a sheet of paper to the top and bottom of the screen so he could minimize what he had to look at.

“He was very motivated and also wanted to set a good example for his young son," Champagne said.

Next, Smith plans to get his Class B license so he could use a dump truck at his job.  

He has tips for people interested in going back to school to get their high school credential.

"You can do it. You have to have faith in yourself also. You can't just have faith in someone else," Smith said. 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 29, 2018 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Graduation Set for June 6


Lewiston Adult Education will hold its graduation on Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Jaoa Masela is scheduled to be the student speaker. The event will also include a musical performance by graduates.

Students who have successfully completed their HiSET exam between July 2017 and June 2018 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 23, 2018 | Read more in: News

High School Students Create Commercial For Lewiston Adult Education

 

 

Lewiston Adult Education Rug braiding students Mary Gallie, left, and Diane Comas, center, get tips from instructor Beth Derenburger in part of a new commercial promoting Lewiston Adult Education.

 

Lewiston Regional Technical Center students have created a commercial for Lewiston Adult Education featuring hands-on classes.

Seniors in Sylvie St. Amand’s multimedia class shot footage, mixed and edited the 30-second commercial. They visited welding, rug braiding and construction students during free time after school.

 "It is a pleasure for me when my students use their skills and talents for ‘real’ projects. It feels great to be able to give back to our school and community,” St. Amand said.

 The seniors are Habbon Abdillahi of Lewiston High School, Kaelyn Jipson of Oak Hill High School, Lindsay Morin of Lewiston High School and Nelson "Nik" Peterson of Oak Hill High School. They are in the LRTC multimedia program in addition to taking classes at their high schools.

 The seniors also helped when it came to showing how to post the video to YouTube, said Mike Reagan, education and marketing coordinator for Lewiston Adult Education.

 “I couldn’t have done it without Habbon, Kaelyn, Lindsay and Nik. They are among the best students LRTC has to offer,” he said. “I only wish they could be around when I have my next computer problem at work.”

 Great Falls Television in Auburn has begun broadcasting the commercial. It has been posted on Lewiston Adult Education’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyp1-XFHJTKhl7edLusbThw.

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 7, 2018 | Read more in: News

 
 

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