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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Dover-Foxcroft, ME

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in Business & Skills Training at Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Computer Lab with Leah
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Computer Lab with Leah


with Leah Gomes, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jan 1, 2019

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, or find her on Facebook. 

Appointments are required. Contact Leah to register. Appointments are generally scheduled on Mondays in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Customer Service Training: RiseUp and the National Retail Foundation


with Retail Association of Maine, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 at 6 pm

A curriculum aligned with industry skills and standards for the Customer Service and Sales Associate.

The Customer Service and Sales program will teach sales and service associates skills ranging from assessing and meeting customers' needs to merchandising.  While the program is a retail industry based program, it is unique in that its skills are transferable to any industry that values customer interaction. Successful participants will finish this course with a foundational understanding of customer service and sales concepts that can be applied to any institution. 

Included with the successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential.

This course is brought to you and facilitated by the Retali Association of Maine. For this course only, registration and course material costs will be covered by the Retail Association of Maine as part of a unique grant program. 

Course Delivery: Classroom Only

Exam Delivery: Online Only

Eligibility Requirements: 15 years of age, or at least 10th grade

Course materials will be ordered and delivered to you at the first class.

Discover Sign Language ONLINE
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Discover Sign Language ONLINE


with _ed2go _ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar runs for 26 weeks

It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names.

Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't.

Throughout, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you'll be immersed in silence, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You'll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you'll be ready to sign!

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