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21st Century Workforce Certificate Class
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21st Century Workforce Certificate Class

Free

with Hannah Bard, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

This certification is in the virtual learning center to be used with individual instructors. As each competency is completed, the student will receive a ‘ticket’ stating what competency has been mastered (at least 80%). After completing the first 6 competencies & received the 6 ‘tickets,’ the student will receive the 21st Century Workforce certificate. Please contact the RSU#3 Adult Education Program for more information and details as to how this certification now works

21st Century Workforce Initiative Youth Program

Free

with William Laney, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2019 at 3 pm

The 21st Century Workforce Initiative is a 10-week, paid work experience program being offered through the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Lawrence and Skowhegan Adult Education Programs and the Skowhegan Career Center. Successful candidates will work 20 hours per week with a local employer at $11 per hour, after participating in a no-cost, individualized education and/or mentoring class. Participants will be matched with local employers based on individual career interest assessment results.

 

This is a paid work experience program. Participants will be paid $11 per hour for 20 hours per week for all 10 weeks, if eligible.

A to Z Grant Writing ONLINE
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A to Z Grant Writing ONLINE

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar runs for 52 weeks

A to Z Grant Writing ONLINE 

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing!  You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization.  You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. 

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.  It's also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant-writing consultants or community grant-writing volunteers. 

Many of this course's elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included.  No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

 To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/grant-writing-a-to-z?tab=detail

 

Choose your start date:

1/18/2017

2/15/2017

3/15/2017

4/12/2017

5/17/2017

6/14/2017

7/12/2017

8/16/2017

 

Academy of Medical Professions: Group and Personal Fitness (Online Anytime)

$3,000

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Sep 10, 2018

This 10 week Group Fitness and/or 10 week Personal Training Certification will provide you national certifications through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).  This program is designed to teach you the skills you need to successfully enter these professions on a full-time or part-time basis.  We will help you to change the lives of others while you make money doing what you love.

 

As a Group Fitness Instructor, you will be able to effectively lead any type of group exercise program.  This program, which also includes CPR and First Aid certifications, is the first level of certification you will need order to start your new career.  You can work in any type of fitness facility including:  Assisted living and colleges, even working with children or working with kids involved with sports.  Some types of group fitness include:  Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp, interval training, step aerobics, water aerobics, Spinning, and more.  As a Personal Trainer, you n choose to work independently with clients for yourself or choose to work at a fitness facility where they provide you the clientele.  If you are looking to change one life at a time and work closely with a client, this is a great career.   Most group exercise instructors are also personal trainers and do a little bit of both to supplement their income.

 

Some of the skills you will need include:  Excellent communication skills, creativity, knowledge of nutrition and fitness do’s and don’ts which are taught in programs like ours.  This is a career that is constantly changing, so continued education will be essential, which can be accomplished by attending conferences, online resources, health and nutrition materials such as magazines, reports, and books.  You will be required to keep up with credits towards your certifications every year.

 

This program will provide you all the skills necessary to start teaching and training, passing the certifications, preparing your resume, and finding work.   Choose to take Personal Training Certification or Group Fitness, or both.

 

If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references.  Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

Academy of Medical Professions: Pharmacy Technician (Online Anytime)

$1,850

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Sep 10, 2018

This 14-week program prepares you to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion through the Academy of Medical Professions.   This program is active for ONE YEAR from date the of the Student’s activation, this allows our Students the time to successfully complete the program and to review up until the day they sit for the National Certification Exam.

 

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be helping the Licensed Pharmacist with all the necessary day-to-day services that the Pharmacy provides. Everything from preparing medications to answering phones, receiving and verifying prescriptions, counting tablets, taking requests for refilling of medications, and much more.  You are an assistant to the pharmacist.

 

Talk about job security!! This is a growing field with high demand and great salaries.  You can work for places such as:  Pharmacies at Hospitals, Independent Pharmacies, and retail chains like Rite Aid and Wal-Mart and Walgreens.  There are so many possibilities.

 

Excellent communication skills and customer service are essential in this field.  You must have the ability to learn and retain procedural processes and apply them quickly and accurately.  Most places do require flexibility of hours some might ask for:  nights, weekends, or holidays depending on where you work and for whom you work.

 

You will be working one-on-one with a Pharmacy Technician instructor as you go through your weekly assignments.  She is always available and is in constant contact with you as you progress through the program.

Accounting Fundamentals Certificate
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Accounting Fundamentals Certificate

$460

with ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Accounting Fundamentals

Accounting Fundamentals II

Beginning EXCEL or QUICKBOOKS

Intermediate EXCEL or QUICKBOOKS

Each individual online course consists of 12 sessions, delivered twice a week. Each course starts once a month. Register for courses at www.ed2go.com/pvaec.

Once you have completed all the required courses, contact Hilda Roberts (hroberts@pvaec.org) for your certificate. 

Accounting Fundamentals II  ONLINE
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Accounting Fundamentals II ONLINE

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar runs for 52 weeks

While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. This course will build on the knowledge you gained in Charlene Messier's online Accounting Fundamentals course (or another introductory accounting course) to provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. In Accounting Fundamentals II, you'll explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you.

 

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/accounting-fundamentals-2?tab=detail

 

Choose your start date:

1/18/2017

2/15/2017

3/15/2017

4/12/2017

5/17/2017

6/14/2017

7/12/2017

8/16/2017

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals ONLINE
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Administrative Assistant Fundamentals ONLINE

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar runs for 52 weeks

Rapid growth in the health, legal services, data processing, management, public relations, and other industries have created many new job opportunities for administrative assistants. This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You'll become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.This course and its follow up (Administrative Assistant Applications)may help you prepare for the internationally-recognized Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) exam offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®).Note: This course is not affiliated with, nor has it been endorsed by, the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®).

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/administrative-assistant-fundamentals?tab=detail

 

Choose your start date:

1/18/2017

2/15/2017

3/15/2017

4/12/2017

5/17/2017

6/14/2017

7/12/2017

8/16/2017





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