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Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund

$5

with RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Aug 31, 2020

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.

Fantastic Photo Finishes-Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App

$35

with Boomer TECH, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 7, 2020

Fantastic Photo Finishes-Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App

This is a natural follow-up to "Taking Awesome Pictures with your iPhoneiPad," but is a stand-alone course as well. The focus here is on editing images as well as knowing how to organize images and video on iPhones or iPads. Other areas of focus include using the “For You” section (ready-made slide shows), creating, using, and sharing albums, and search.

Begins: Monday, September 7, 2020

Registration: $35

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

Class access available until December 31, 2020

 

BoomerTECH Adventures helps Boomers and Seniors create, connect, and contribute using today’s technology. These courses are fully asynchronous, online courses that students complete on their own time and at your own speed. Each course is a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions on using the class, and the content of the class (videos and articles). The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

 

SIGN LANGUAGE- Canceled
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SIGN LANGUAGE- Canceled

$35

with SHARON KELLER BEAL, MSAD #37 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

9/22/2020 update:  Due to low enrollment, this class is now CANCELED.

Interested in communicating with the deaf?  This 10 week course will give you some background into Deaf Culture.  You will learn fingerspelling and some basic signs. There will be interaction between other students so you can practice as you go.

 

Table Saw Basics (Wednesday)

$39

with Rick Gallion, MSAD #40 Adult Education

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

The table saw is the most important tool in the shop. It does more than just cut wood to exact dimensions; it also does joinery, molding, and with a few simple jigs that you can make, it will also do specialty cuts. Learn how to get the most from your saw, how to use it safely, and what to look for when purchasing a saw. The course will be taught using the amazing new SawStop, the saw with the built-in brake system that prevents injury from a spinning blade. No materials needed. 

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ALA-CARTE
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COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ALA-CARTE

Free

with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 9 am

Career Exploration, Linked-In, Financial Literacy/Home Budgeting, Technology Basics, Work Readiness, Resume Writing, Civic Awareness, E-Portfolio, Life/Soft Skills, Interest and Learning Styles inventory.

MAX enrollment 6 per class per day

MUST call our office to attend on the day of class

Building Confidence

Free

with Lisa Sweet, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 24, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Whether you are navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, join this class to assess your confidence and learn concrete tools to help you build your confidence and keep it strong.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Thursdays, 9/24 - 10/8, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Online
Fee: Free

TECHNOLOGY BASICS FOR THE COMMUNITY
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TECHNOLOGY BASICS FOR THE COMMUNITY

Free

with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 1 pm

Are you concerned that not having the right technology skills will hold you back? Are you a first-time user or just need to “freshen up”? In this very informal style class you will establish basic but essential skills that will help you feel more confident and effective at using technology to stay engaged. Familiarity with navigating Teleconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet have recently become very popular topics. You may use this time to understand how to better support your child’s online learning. We’ll offer support in creating and managing emails and basic documents, performing effective internet research and more. Bring your own computer or use ours. 

We’re Mac, PC, Chromebook, iPhone and Android friendly! 1 hour flex time block.

MAX enrollment 6 per class per day

MUST call our office to attend on the day of class

Wastewater & Drinking Water Career Information Night

Free

with Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ever consider a career as a drinking water or wastewater treatment plant operator? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects are expected to be excellent in the coming decade with a projected growth of 8% through 2022. Many current treatment plant workers are nearing retirement age, and there are not enough new workers entering the industry to meet demand. Recent high school graduates looking for steady work or anyone thinking about a new career with good pay, benefits, and economic stability can find career opportunities in the water treatment and distribution fields. Presenters include career professionals from local drinking and wastewater plants and the Maine Department of Protection. At Kittery Adult Education/Traip Academy, with an option to join virtually.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:00-8:00pm

Course Fee: FREE, registration required

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