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Augusta Area Construction Training Program

Augusta Adult & Community Education (AACE) in partnership with Associated General Contractors of Maine, Western Maine Community Action, FedCap, Maine Staffing and the CareerCenter are offering a construction skills training program designed to equip candidates with the work reediness skills and sector-specific skills necessary to become employed in an entry level construction-related position.

Students are provided work experience with local employers and may be eligible for on-the-job training upon completion of the program. To qualify, participants must be 18 years old; interested in construction as a career; pass CASAS reading/math assessments; complete an interest assessment; have the ability to work in the United States; and successfully complete an eligibility screening.

Successful candidates will earn a WorkReady credential, OSHA 10, RRP certification and learn all about workplace safety, hand and power tools, along with measuring, fraction and basic geometry.

Candidates need to register online at www.augusta.maineadulted.org to attend the Information Session being held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Augusta Adult and Community Education office, 33 Union Street, Augusta, Maine. The deadline to register is May 14th. Please call Augusta Adult and Community Education at 626-2470 if you have questions.

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on April 30, 2019

Maine Veterans' Home CNA Training Open House

Training Partners for CNA Program

Photo caption:  Training partners from Western Maine Community Action in Lewiston, and Augusta Adult & Community Education, met with staff of Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta to plan an Open House to recruit  candidates for an upcoming Certified Nursing Training scheduled to start in June.  Pictured (l-r):  Cathy Stairs, WMCA; Myles Robert, WMCA; Patti Saarinen, WMCA Central/Western Maine Program Coordinator; Becky Thayer, MVH Human Resource Manager; and Zane Clement, AAE Director.  Photos courtesy of Monica Millhime, WMCA.

Maine Veterans’ Home (MVH) in Augusta is working with training and workforce development partners from Augusta Adult & Community Education (AACE) and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) to offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  Anyone interested in a new career path in healthcare is invited to attend an Open House at Maine Veterans’ Home, 310 Cony Road in Augusta on Saturday, May 11th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Tours of the facility will be provided.  Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with staff and schedule an interview to be considered for the upcoming CNA training scheduled to start in June.  Representatives from WMCA will be in attendance sharing eligibility guidelines for candidates to apply for the training at no cost.  Interviews with interested candidates will be scheduled at MVH the  week of May 13th.  Assessment appointments during the week of May 20th can be scheduled by contacting Augusta Adult and Community Education at 207.626.2470.  Upon completion of assessments, candidates will be scheduled for intake sessions at AACE and one-on-one interviews with WMCA staff.  The fast-paced CNA curriculum will be held of the campus at MVH consists of 180 hours required for certification.  Candidates must meet an eligibility criteria with background checks and availability for all scheduled training.  FMI please call  MVH, 207.622.2454. or visithttps://www.facebook.com/WesternMaineCommunityAction/

https://wmca.org/

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on April 30, 2019

Training Partners Support ME Veterans’ CNA Course

Training partners from Augusta Adult Education (AAE) and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA), met with administrative staff of Maine Veterans’ Homes (MVH) in Augusta to plan a fall Certified Nurses Training (CNA).  The fast paced curriculum will offer two weeks of Work Ready training at Augusta Adult Education, 33 Union Street, Augusta, followed by 12 weeks of classroom and clinical training to meet the 180 hours required for certification.  The course, valued at over $2000 per participant, is no cost to candidates meeting eligibility requirements for WIOA funding provided by WMCA.  Training will be held at the MVH facility located at 310 Cony Road, Augusta.   

Training Partners

 Pictured (l-r):  Becky Thayer, MVH Human Resource Manager;  Zane Clement AAE Director; Rhona Suga, MVH Director of Nursing; Patti Saarinen, WMCA Central/Western Maine Program Coordinator; and Myles Robert, WMCA, Employment & Training Specialist.  FMI call 207.626.2470 or 207.713.7045.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on August 17, 2018

Understanding Ranked Choice Voting

Augusta Adult and Community Education
and
The League of Women Voters of Maine presents:

 

Understanding
Ranked Choice Voting

Join your friends and neighbors for a nonpartisan
educational presentation about what Ranked Choice voting is,
how to, why we’re using it for the June Primary, how ballots
 are cast and counted, and other facts that Mainers need to
know about the June Primary Election.

This event is free and open to the public.

The presentation and Q&A will be conducted by
League representative Jon Monroe,
formerly an elections official
at the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division
and analyst at the Chicago Board of Elections.

 

Where:
Capital Area Technical Center
40 Pierce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330

When:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
 6:00pm – 7:30pm

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on May 3, 2018 | Read more in: News and Events

Augusta Adult and Community Education's 2016 Graduation

It's here! Our 2016 Augusta Adult and Community Education graduation video is now available online! We look forward to graduation each year. It is an opportunity to celebrate the students' accomplishments with their friends and families.

Please go to: http://augusta.maineadulted.org/graduation_2016 to view this important event. Enjoy!

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on September 13, 2016 | Read more in: News

Hall of Flags Celebration

Adult Education celebration at the Hall of Flags

Posted on March 9, 2016 by Maine Department of Education

Maine’s adult education students were honored at the State House last week. Those in attendance were from among a pool of over 50,000 adults enrolled in academic, workforce and personal enrichment courses and 1,523 received their school credential.

Hall of Flags ceremony 

Adult education students from across the state are celebrated at the Hall of Flags

Jennifer Tantoco 

Among those speaking at the event was Jennifer Tantoco who received her high school completion through Augusta Adult Education. She told the gathering about her experience with the adult ed team, “They gave me the opportunity to make something of myself.” In the fall of 2014, Jen started college at UMA and her GPA today is 3.5.   

Araminta Mayberry graduated from Mechanic Falls Adult Education in 2011 and started college soon after. She told the gathering, “I was nervous about starting college, but I have a goal and that is to work in Human Resources.”

Mustafa Rashid 

Mustafa Rashid holds a civil engineering degree from his school in Iraq, and he told the gathering he equates his experience at Augusta Adult Education, “to that of a child learning how to take its first steps with a helping hand.”

Acting Education Commissioner Bill Beardsley along with State Director of Adult Education Gail Senese applauded the adult learners recognizing their determination and perseverance. Senese said, “Employers are looking to hire skilled workers and adult education has a direct correlation to one’s personal success in the workforce.”

74-year-old Margaret Danese of Old Orchard is not involved in adult education with hopes of securing employment. Rather, she is trying to complete a mission. Margaret dropped out of high school when she lived in Rhode Island as a young teen. She said, “I got discouraged with high school. I gave it up, went back, and gave it up again many times.”  She went on about why she is pursuing her high school credential now, “I just want it for the satisfaction that I did it.” She claimed it may take her another ten years but she is sticking with it this time.

 

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on March 14, 2016

Adult Education Aids Our Furry Friends

This fall at Augusta Adult and Community Education, students, faculty and staff joined together in a mutual cause for their community.  The mission was to support the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.  The results were overwhelming.  Not only did students bring in donations of canned and dry food, treats and toys, but several students made blankets for the animals. It was truly a labor of love as they sewed and even crocheted warm, soft pieces of comfort.  Several students had the pleasure of dropping off the donations to KV Humane Society on October 22, and got to visit with all the furry friends.  The hope is to continue collecting donations through Thanksgiving.  Thank you to all who have helped in this cause.

                                                         Humane Shelter Visit

 

 

 

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on October 22, 2015

Augusta Adult and Community Education's 2015 Graduation

It's here! Our 2015 Augusta Adult and Community Education graduation video is now available online! We look forward to graduation each year. It is an opportunity to celebrate the students' accomplishments with their friends and families. Please go to:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqgp-IYjGU2iXvepOJKJdSCOUenQs1XnM to view this important event. Enjoy!

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on July 29, 2015

College Transitions Interview on 92 Moose!

Monique Roy, our College Transitions Advisor, was interviewed on 92 Moose regarding our summer program. She discussed the benefits of taking the "Maine Adult Education College Transition Student Success Course we are offering this summer. The course is FREE and designed to help students prepare for admission to a college program. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including the college application process, financial aid, time management, goal setting, learning styles, campus resources, catalog policies, critical thinking, study skills, and how to complete a college level research paper. Those who successfully complete the course will obtain 3 college level credits that can be transferred into the University of Maine at Augusta as an elective or one college credit at Kennebec Valley Community College or Central Maine Community College. For more information or to enroll in the course, please call us at (207) 626-2470. 

Please click here to watch Monique's interview! 

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on May 26, 2015 | Read more in: News

Job Training Opportunity!

Are you looking for a new job or an opportunity to do something new? The Maine Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local 716 is sponsoring an HVACR, Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship program. For more information go to: http://www.ualocal716.org/content/hvacr-plumbing-pipefitting-apprenticeship

or contact John Napolitano, BM LU716 at 207-621-0555.

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on April 6, 2015 | Read more in: News

 
 

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