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Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund
Alice Haiss of Skowhegan worked as an adult education teacher for many years as part of the Somerset County Basic Skills Program. She was a literacy, basic skills, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language teacher at the program's Learning Center. She also taught GED Preparation, basic and life skills at the Somerset County Jail for years. During that period, she took part in a federal grant project called the Esteem Machine that combined the teaching of life skills with academic skills.
Haiss also worked for Educational Skills, Inc., where she facilitated Project Resiliency, and intervention program to prevent female juvenile offenders from being incarcerated at a youth correctional center. The program focused on the development of problem solving, communication, team-building, and self-esteem building.
This scholarship will benefit any adult education learner who are pursuing education or training in high demand, high skill, or high wage occupations.
Awards will be announced yearly at the Adult Education Graduation in June.
Chemistry with lab
with David Perkins, Marshwood Adult & Community Education
Free class for enrolled high school diploma students. The class can also serve as a prerequisite for college programs in the medical or science fields for a fee.
Certified Residential Medication Assistant
with Susan J. Robbins, MSN, RN, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education
Certified Residential Medication Assistants (CRMAs) pass medications and care for people in residential facilities. Residents range in age from children to the elderly. This forty hour course will provide you with the knowledge to transcribe health care provider’s medical orders, perform the prescribed orders, administer medications, obtain and record vital signs, make observations of the resident’s condition and report these accurately to the health care provider, order medications from the pharmacy, and maintain medication supplies in the residential care facility. This class is sanctioned and instructed under the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations by a certified instructor. The student will participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Class size is limited. Call 627-4291 for more information and to register.
Instructor: Susan J. Robbins, MSN, RN
Date: Saturdays, 9/12 - 10/10
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: In-person at Lake Region Adult Ed, Naples
Chemistry for Healthcare (in partnership with UMA)
with Maynard Walton, Jr., Bangor Adult & Community Education
This class is a prerequisite for the Nursing program at UMA.
- Can start at any time & is run at your own pace
- Online course using Google Classroom
- Available statewide
- Free to the first 60 UMA Students!
The course must be completed by December 15, 2020.
Dental Assisting Training Application
This is a 10-week All-inclusive program designed to enable you to be job-ready in a career in Dental Assisting. According to the Labor Department, there should be more than 91,000 openings for dental assistants up to the year 2020. That amounts to more than 30% employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions. The need for so many more dental assistants is easy to cipher: A large aging population intensifies the demand for quality healthcare and qualified practitioners.
Our program is designed to teach all the aspects of obtaining employment in the field, helping you to prepare to take national dental exams, perfecting your resume and learning how to find employment in Dental Assisting.
After completing our program, you will be provided the opportunity to sit for The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB®), Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®). Should a student decide to intern in the field, we will work with the student to obtain those internships.
DANB, RHS is registered trademarks of The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). This course is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will also discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Dental Assisting Information Packet
Group Fitness & Personal Training Certification Application
This 10 week Group Fitness and/or 10 week Personal Training Certification will provide you nationalcertifications through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). This program is designed to teachyou the skills you need to successfully enter these professions on a full-time or part-time basis. We will help you to change the lives of others while you make money doing what you love.
As a Group Fitness Instructor, you will be able to effectively lead any type of group exercise program. Thisprogram, which also includes CPR and First Aid certifications, is the first level of certification you will needorder to start your new career. You can work in any type of fitness facility including: Assisted living andcolleges, even working with children or working with kids involved with sports. Some types of group fitnessinclude: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp, interval training, step aerobics, water aerobics, Spinning, and more. As a Personal Trainer, you n choose to work independently with clients for yourself or choose to work at afitness facility where they provide you the clientele. If you are looking to change one life at a time and workclosely with a client, this is a great career. Most group exercise instructors are also personal trainers and do alittle bit of both to supplement their income.
Some of the skills you will need include: Excellent communication skills, creativity, knowledge of nutritionand fitness do’s and don’ts which are taught in programs like ours. This is a career that is constantly changing,so continued education will be essential, which can be accomplished by attending conferences, online resources,health and nutrition materials such as magazines, reports, and books. You will be required to keep up withcredits towards your certifications every year.
This program will provide you all the skills necessary to start teaching and training, passing the certifications,preparing your resume, and finding work. Choose to take Personal Training Certification or Group Fitness, orboth. If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter ofrecommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would behappy to provide personal references. Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you thebenefit of their knowledge and experience.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will also discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Group Fitness and Personal Training Information Packet
Medical Assistant Training Application
SAD1 Adult & Community Education, Northern Light AR Gould Hospital and Academy of Medical Professions have teamed up to offer this amazing Earn While You Learn program.
Medical Assistants work alongside providers, mainly in outpatient facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They form both administrative and clinical duties, such as welcoming patients, updating patient medical records, taking medical histories, taking blood pressures and temperatures, preparing patients for exams, assisting the provider during exams, collecting lab specimens and much more. MAs are an essential part of a patient care team, helping patients feel at ease and serving as a vital link between patients and providers.
Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle will hire students and pay them a wage while they complete a full-time, nine-week training program. The program will include classroom learning, labs, and clinical rotations. Curriculum is provided by the Academy of Medical Professionals and students will be able to sit for a certification exam to become a Certified MA. Those who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed a job within one of Northern Light AR Gould's medical group offices.
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details. You can submit your information anytime, but this program does have specific start dates throughout the year.