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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


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

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

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.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $105.00, paid every four weeks.

Introduction to Photography


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

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.


Welding II


with Mark Richards, United Technologies Center - Adult Education

Calendar Apr 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course is a continuation of Structural Welding I offering more advanced instruction, MIG, and TIG. It prepares students for certification testing and/or employment.

Please note: Certification testing is not offered at UTC at this time.  


Payment plan available: $200 deposit plus 6 payments of $65.83, paid every two weeks.

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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Resume and Cover Letter Writing


with Workforce Solutions, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 9 am

Your resume is literally the first impression youmake with a potential employer, so a great resume equalsa great first impression! Attend this workshop and learnresume writing tricks that will catch an employer’s attentionand get you an interview. You can create a resume that willget the results you want! Come join us and we will showyou how.

Technical Photography


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

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, we will explore aperture, shutter speed and ISO and understand why they are so crucial in creating stunning images. Manual settings on a camera can unleash a new and exciting world of creativity and can help you in creating memorable art and unique photographic statements. Learn how to take photography to a new level and leave behind the program or auto mode on your camera.


Aerial Lift Training - April


with Brad Costigan, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Be in compliance with the changing standards by taking Veterans Safety and Health Consulting LLC’s OSHA Compliant Personal Lift certification class.  Learn how to safely and correctly operate aerial lifts and scissor lifts. There are an average of 26 construction worker fatalities each year from lift accidents, often due to operator error or negligence, amounting to as much as 3% of all construction related deaths each year. Reduce YOUR risk of injuries and fatalities with proper OSHA-compliant lift certification. Three separate sessions offered; choose the one you want. Minimum of 10 participants to make this class run.

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