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Certified Nursing Assistant Spring 2019
with Sue Duplisea, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Our CNA Start Date has been pushed back to Monday, July 8, 2019. It's not too early to sign up though, to lock in your seat in the class. Space is limited.
Class will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some clinicals being held on Saturdays and Sundays.
CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. This is an Integrated Education Training (IET) course which means that a certain number of hours will be spent on improving key health care soft skills: job searching, mock interviews, communication, customer focus, medical math, technology, and more. Candidates must present either a high school diploma, or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,150, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam.
Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information, or to enroll in this program, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 564-5884.
College or Training? Making the best decision for me Apr. 24
with Caroline Mitchell, Region 9 Adult Education
Moving forward on your career goals takes planning. Which training programs are available? Where do you enroll? What applications and other paperwork needs to be completed before enrolling? How do you decipher college materials? This workshop will get you started and help you answer difficult questions about your future educational options.
Computer Lab with Leah
with Leah Gomes, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Have questions about your new laptop or device? Want to learn how to organize files and photos? Has social media got the best of you? Are you overwhelmed by the world of online job applications? Don't even know where to begin???
Schedule a 1/2 hour appointment with our Technology Instructor, Leah Gomes. Contact Leah to discuss your questions and what device(s) you are using, and she will schedule an appointment with you. Appointments are required. Schedule yours by calling Leah at 207-564-5883, email LGomes@pvaec.org, or find her on Facebook.
Appointments are required. Contact Leah to register. Appointments are generally scheduled on Mondays in Dover-Foxcroft.
Computer Training for Small Business
with Cathy VanDyke, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education
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-On-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 email@example.com 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%.
CPR and First Aid
with Gretchen Plummer and Danielle Small, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
In a medical emergency, would you know what to do? We'll cover splinting, control bleeding, shock, environmental emergencies, choking emergencies, breathing problems, chest compressions (CPR), and how to use an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED). Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
Financial Aid Information/FAFSA Apr. 3
with Finance Authority of Maine, Region 9 Adult Education
How do you qualify for financial aid?. The Finance Authority of Maine is coming to Region 9 to help you with all of your financial aid application questions. You may even be able to complete the FAFSA application while you are at this session for NO charge!
GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC GARDEN
with MOFG A, Franklin County Adult Education
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetabls in a sutainable manner? Join us for an evening long workshop on how to grow you own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundametals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation ahd how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests.We will even send you home with free seeds!
Home Owner Carpentry
with Skip Beardsley, United Technologies Center - Adult Education
This course will teach you basic carpentry skills to make minor repairs in and around your home. First, learn about safety! Then, using basic hand and power tools, practice measuring, marking, cutting, and nailing on materials provided in our shop. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on activities, you will learn how to fix cracks or holes in drywall, replace a porch step, lay shingles, frame a door or window, replace old locks, and level a porch or shed.
Prerequisite: how to use a hammer, electric drill, and circular saw
Also, bring a good (30ft) tape meaure.