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Postponed- Computer Training for Small Business


with Cathy VanDyke, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Current session started Sep 3, 2019

Your business is unique, so are your training needs. Our staff consultant works with you to assess your needs and to customize computer-based or business training for you and/or your staff. Workshops are offered at the McLain School computer lab classroom in all topics covered in our array of computer, business and workforce courses. From Business Ethics and Customer Service to Cloud Computing and managing company Excel spreadsheets, we will work to design and deliver training for your own unique business needs. One-to-One Training & Consulting, $45/hour plus planning time Small Group Training (up to 8 participants), $50/hour plus planning time. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Cathy VanDyke at or call 594-9764.

Refunds: Course cost will be refunded, less a $5 processing fee, if you withdraw one week prior to the first class. If you withdraw prior to the second class, you will be refunded 50%.

Postponed- Writing in the Workplace


with Cathy VanDyke, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Current session started Sep 3, 2019

This class is an independent study designed to help students develop and improve writing skills: reviewing grammar, word usage, verb tenses, and sentence structure as well as planning, composing and revising various types of employment-related writing. Use Microsoft Word to compose emails, memos, letters, resumes and proposals. Pre-requisite: Microsoft Word or instructor permission. Online class. Call to express interest. Fee: $75.

Refunds: Course cost will be refunded, less a $5 processing fee, if you withdraw one week prior to the first class. If you withdraw prior to the second class, you will be refunded 50%.

Tech Spot


with Lynn Perry, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm

The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project located at the Renaissance Center (60 Water Street in Skowhegan). Under the supervision of an adult education instructor and other volunteer teachers, local students offer technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district. Individual and small group sessions are available by reservation or walk-in. Examples of possible help sessions include: general computer operation, preparing resumes, completing online job applications, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance is also available for creative software applications including basic iPhoto, & iMovie. Help with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.

Mental Health Support Specialist (MHSS)


with Nick Anderson, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The Mental Health Support Specialist works directlywith mental health clients in a variety of settings includinginpatient, residential and community environments. Supportingclients who live with a mental health diagnosis is a rewardingcareer choice whether you are looking to change careers orare starting out fresh from high school. This training providesthe basis for supporting and interacting with clients and is oneof three course requirements for Maine State certification forMental Health Rehabilitation Technician.Nick Anderson has over 20 years experience with directsupport in the fields of Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health. Heholds an associate degree in elementary education and has been acertified trainer for Mental Health Support Specialists through USMMuskie School since 2019. Over the last decade he has directlytrained new staff on the floor of different group homes.

Machining Part II
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Machining Part II


with Ben Scott, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

(Due to COVID-19, our spring courses may not run as expected. Please call our Adult Ed line for an update: 207-596-7752 ext3.)

This course is for students who have completed a basic machining course.  The course includes safety, manual milling, part layout, drilling, and tapping. Turning will involve 4 jaw Chuck set up, boring and threading.

Introduction to Photography
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Introduction to Photography


with Arend Thibodeau, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

What is the rule of thirds? Why are my images boring? Why does my friend take the same picture as I do and her picture looks better? Bring your camera to class and learn how to make a great image rather than simply take a photograph. We will focus on what constitutes a great image and how to think about composition, lighting and subject matter. We will compare and contrast work by contemporary artists in order to understand how to develop our own unique statements as photographers.

Bring your digital camera or portable device with camera to this workshop.


Router Basics (April / Thursdays)


with Rick Gallion, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The Router is the second most important power tool in any shop. It is also the most versatile. Learn the basic techniques of using this tool, some of the shop made jigs that make it do more, and what to look for when purchasing a router. No materials needed. 

Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited. Safety glasses provided for each class.

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Welding Mig (Mon) 3/23


with David Pearsall, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks


Instruction in electric, heliarc and oxygen-acetylene welding. Proper techniques and safety are stressed.  Select Mig (4 spots available), Tig (3 spots available) or Stick (3 spots available).  Welding helmets and gloves are provided.  However, if you have your own equipment, please bring to class.

 No class 4/20.



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