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Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
with Brenda Duggan, RSU 24 Adult Education
This is a 50-hour training program necessary for certification as a Personal Support Specialist (PSS). Upon completion of the program, you will be able to work in health care or human services to provide hands-on assistance with daily living for older adults and people with disabilities. PSS's assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), including health maintenance activities, according to an authorized plan of care.
*Prerequisites for this course include: a completed application, an intake meeting with the student advisor, documentation of medical immunization history, and completion of required assessments at our office.
**Snow dates: 4/9th, 4/10th
Substitute Teacher Training Spring 2020
with Walter Boomsma, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Do you want to be a substitute teacher? Our local schools are in great need of subs! Attend our one-day Substitute Teacher Workshop and our Suicide Awareness & Prevention Workshop (which is required training for all Maine school employees) and receive a Substitute Teacher Certification that is recognized by PVAEC’s four member districts (MSAD 4, MSAD 41, MSAD 68 and AOS 94). Substitute Teacher Workshop This fun program is designed to prepare people interested in serving as a substitute teacher or ed-tech. There will be plenty of “hands-on learning” that will include important classroom management techniques and teaching strategies. We’ll also cover some legal aspects and help you develop your own “sub pack” of resources and an action plan that will get you started on the right foot! If you’ve been subbing, this is a great opportunity for a “refresher” and some new ideas. Attendees will earn a certificate recognized by many local districts. One student comments, “…very engaging with a lot of real-life scenarios. I came away with new information even after subbing for a year.” Walter Boomsma has worked in the field of developing individual and organization effectiveness for over forty years. He currently teaches with the Real Estate Learning Group and is a “battle-tested” substitute school teacher at Piscataquis Community Elementary School. He is a volunteer “bookworm” with second and third graders and says he “learns a lot” from the stories they read to him and the conversations they have. His book, “Small People — Big Brains” details some of his experiences and lessons the kids have taught him.
Enrollment in this course will automatically enroll you into our Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop (a requirement for all Maine school employees).
Welding - STICK
with TBD TBD, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
This 36-hour (SMAW)course provides a solid foundation in welding techniques. Topics will include shop safety, the oxy/acetylene process, striking an arc and welding flat and horizontal positions. Vertical positions will be covered if time permits. Safety is covered in the first two sessions and students will be given access to an online industry recognized training course in Welding Safety through S/P2®.
Excel 2016 Level 2 Office
with Certified VTec Instructor, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
* Go to VTEC website Vtec.org or call them directly @ 207-775-0244 to register for this class*
This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions. You will: -Work with functions. -Work with lists. -Analyze data. -Visualize data with charts. -Use PivotTables and Pivot Charts. Everyone can do some yoga, and, with very little instruction, you can begin to practice your focus on breath and holding postures.
Welding - MIG II - Advanced
with Alex Fowles, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
This 36-hour course is for students with prior MIG welding experience, and students who have previously taken the MIG I course. The course will cover advanced machine setup, advanced weld joint setup, and multi-pass welding in hard wire and flux core MIG. Safety is covered in the first two sessions and students will be given access to an online industry recognized training course in Welding Safety through S/P2®.
Computer Essentials - Advanced - March
with Teresa Johnson, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
We will cover more advanced topics in MS Word and Excel 2016, including labels and mail merges, and investigate accounting software programs used in business and office settings. Students must complete our ‘Computer Essentials-Introduction’ or have experience using Word and Excel spreadsheets.
Small Engine Repair 3/23
with Jareth Johnson, Sanford Community Adult Education
Learn everything you need to know hands-on about repairing small engines! Focus on basic engine theory, small engine maintenance, diagnosing problems and how to service your engine. Recommend: Closed-toe shoes, clothing you won’t mind getting oil stains on, safety glasses, disposable gloves, your small engine, basic tool set. Required: Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment: A Care & Repair Guide for: Lawn Mowers, Snowblowers & Small Gas-Powered Imple available on Amazon.com
No class 4/20.
Substitute Teacher Workshop
with Walter Boomsma, MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education
This program is designed to prepare people interested in serving as a substitute teacher or ed. tech. There will be plenty of "hands on learning" that will include important classroom management techniques and teaching strategies. Legal aspects will also be covered, and you will develop your "sub pack" of resources and an action plan.
This class will be held Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26.
Theses classes will be followed by a mandatory class on Suicide Prevention to be held on April 7 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.