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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.
Business Presentations (BA 300)
with Jason Parent, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Communication is a vital function of any business. Managers at all levels must be able to communicate effectively to advance their career and ensure the success of their organization. This course will give students a working knowledge of how to create, brief, and present information across the organizational communications spectrum. Students will learn how to think critically and apply problem solving skills across a variety of historical and contemporary business topics. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, synthesize, and present information in a professional manner to assorted audiences in different venues. The foundational skill set developed in this course is the ability for students to articulate their ideas in a professional manner within a variety of business settings.
This 3 credit Husson University course is available to adults who enroll in SAD 1 Adult Education for only $100. Adult may take up to 2 Husson courses (6 credits) at this cost!
High school Juniors and Seniors may be eligable to take this course at NO COST through Hussn's ECAP program. More information can be found here: https://www.husson.edu/admissions/undergraduate-professional-admissions/advanced-credit-program/ecap/
with York Adult Education
Thank you for your interest in supporting York Adult and Community Education's literacy programs through your generous donation. Please click on the register button to donate, which will then bring you to a page where you choose the amount to donate up to $500. (For any donation above $500, please call our office at 207-363-7922.) Thank you!
Fantastic Photo Finishes-Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App
with Boomer TECH, Maranacook Adult Education
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: Upon Registration
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, 2021
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.
Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace
with UGotClass LERN, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success.
Instructor: LERN Online Instructor
Section 1: Mon - Fri, 9/7 - 10/1, At Your Own Pace
Section 2: Mon - Fri, 10/4 - 10/29, At Your Own Pace
Behavior Health Professional Certification Training
with Woodfords Family Services, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. The need in our area is great!
We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavioral Health services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services providers. The training can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.
You will complete 12 online modules and 12 hours of live instruction (offered virtually). An online Bloodborne Pathogens training, as well as Child & Adult First Aid & CPR training, will be made available to you, if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training takes about 45 hours to complete. Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2022.
Any individual who will be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course may register. (Individuals must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or equivalent to get certified).
See Blended Learning Curriculum at Woodfords Family Service for more information at www.woodfords.org/bhp-program/
Instructor: Woodfords Family Services
Start Any Time: 9/13 - 12/17, At Your Own Pace
with Lynn Perry, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project that offers technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district.
Examples of possible help sessions include general computer operation, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance with some software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.
FMI or to schedule an appointment with the Tech Spot staff, please call the Adult Education office at 474-7553.
Project partners include RSU 54 Adult & Community Education, Town of Skowhegan, and the RSU 54 Technology Staff.
with Courtney Cowan, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Medicare is not one size fits all. New to Medicare? This session will review a wide variety of information to help you navigate the waters. We will review how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible and many other important topics including supplemental insurance to compliment original Medicare. If you are currently enrolled in Medicare, come get a refresher on the basics and better understand the choices available to you and when you can make changes. There are many different products and carriers available as well as various enrollment periods that give you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.
Note: The Medicare 101 seminar is free; the $5 fee supports RSU 54 Adult Education registration costs.
Courtney Cowan (license #PRR252278) offers insurance products through Northeast Planning Associates, Inc., a licensed insurance agency.