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Career Advising

Free

with Ann Sargent, Ellsworth Adult Education

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent can share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals. 

Services include academic, employment and technology assessments; producing a resume; preparing for a job interview, and much more.  These individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.  By appointment, live online or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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Computer Support for You!

Free

with Ann Sargent, Ellsworth Adult Education

Offering effective technology instruction is a challenge.  In any class, you have people with different devices, software programs, learning sytles, levels of maturity, confidence and goals.  At Ellsworth Adult Education, we are continually striving to improve our offerings to serve the community.  

This Fall, we are still piloting a more individualized approach.  Using a telephone or email survey, we will work with you to assess your skills, resources and goals, and identify learning options that are the best fit for you.  There are many invaluable free online resources for improving technology skills.  

This program is offered by appointment, live online or in-person options available; ongoing enrollment. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Get Ready for HiSET!

Free

with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education

The HiSET is designed as a test of the knowledge and skills developed in high school and covers material on a range of subjects. 

Learn what to expect on the HiSET, how to interpret questions, how to study, and other essential test-taking strategies, including test-taking skills!  Studying and practice for all portions of the multiple-choice test will be covered, in addition to the essay-writing element.  This is an in-person class; ongoing enrollment.  

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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Getting Started: Where am I now? Where am I Heading? What are My Next Steps?

Free

with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education

Ellsworth Adult Education's academic program is focused on people’s goals, strengths, and interests.  The first step is to meet with our student advisor to make a realistic plan that will keep you interested and fit your schedule.  Together, you’ll choose from the menu of assessments below. This session is offered in-person by appointment; ongoing enrollment.

We believe that taking time in advance of your placement - depending on your goals - and then you’ll meet with the advisor or an instructor to review the results and finalize your plan, placement in classes and other learning activities.  This makes the most efficient use of your time to reach your goals for continuing your education and finding rewarding work.

eCASAS: a reading, math and listening assessment that gives you a snapshot of your skills when you start with us.  Towards the end of your time with us, you’ll take it again, giving you a snapshot of how we helped you improve your skills.  The time for this test varies significantly but you can plan on about 60 minutes for each test.

Assessment Interview:  gives you a chance to share some of your own insights about your learning and experiences in school. Approx. 20-30 minutes. 

HiSET Official Practice Test:  Educational Testing Service provides official practice tests taken to determine your readiness for the official test in each of the five subjects.  The practice tests provide you with specific information about what you need to study to prepare for the official High School Equivalency Test.  There are five subtests and they vary between 35-80 minutes each.

Writing Prompt: This will give you an opportunity to get feedback on your writing.  Your teacher reviews your writing sample with you to plan your next step, with the aim of improving your writing skills to meet your educational and career goals. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

Accuplacer: evaluates students' skills in reading, writing, and math to assess their preparedness for introductory, credit-bearing college courses.

World of Work Institute (WOWI) Career Assessment: measures interests, achievements and work styles.  Work can give your life meaning.  It often defines who you are, determines who you spend time with, and how you live.  Because the right job can enrich your life, whereas the wrong job can drain you mentally, physically and spiritually, it is critical to avoid mistaken career paths and to find your own unique, satisfying place in the world of work. 

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment: an on-line assessment of basic computer skills, consisting of ten modules.  The time for each of these modules varies significantly for different people.  You’ll get a sense of how long they will take you after you complete the first module. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

IC3 is an industry-recognized, digital literacy credential which consists of three exams (computer fundamentals, key applications, and living online).  Each exam takes about 50 minutes.  The first step is a practice test and then you prepare for the credential exam using an online learning program called LearnKey.  The official certification exam is available in Bangor.  

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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HiSET (GED) Exam: Facts & Myths

Free

with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education

You want to get your high school equivalency but aren't sure what to expect?  Many states, including Maine, now administer the HiSET exam and no longer the GED. 

Free to all Maine residents, the HiSET is a series of five tests in the subject areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies.  Learn all about the test and how you can get started during this individualized session.  This session is offered by appoinment, live online or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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HiSET Advising & PREP
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HiSET Advising & PREP

Free

with Diann Bailey, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

Students will complete preparation activities in Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies skills. Much of each class will focus on reading strategies, writing mechanics and essay development. The class has a relaxed atmosphere in which students work at their own pace. Please call 207-582-3774 or email us at adulted@msad11.org for more information.

HiSET Language Arts-Fall 2021
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HiSET Language Arts-Fall 2021

Free

with Marjorie Sampson, Westbrook Adult Education

Reading and writing class for students preparing to take the HiSET exam.

HiSET Math/Fall 2021
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HiSET Math/Fall 2021

Free

with Melanie Doran, Westbrook Adult Education

Math class for students preparing to test for their HiSET tests to obtain their HiSET Diploma.





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