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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

College Transitions course being offered!

NEW! We are offering an Academic and Career Advising class starting Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at our Kennebec Learning Center location. For more information and a description of this class, please go to www.augusta.maineadulted.org or call us at 626-2470 and ask for Monique Roy, our College Transitions Advisor. We look forward to assisting students in navigating the College and Career Pathways!

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on October 9, 2014 | Read more in: News

Are you interested in becoming a CNA?

Our Fall 2014 Certified Nursing Assistant course begins with the orientation on Friday, September 12th. Classes will run for twelve weeks beginning September 18th. If you are looking for a career change or are interested in the Healthcare field, this course may be for you. Please call us at 626-2470 to set up an appointment for the free CASAS reading assessment and to complete the application packet. We will be conducting interviews the first week in September. For more information please go to: https://augusta.coursestorm.com/course/c-ertified-nursing-assistant-course?search=cna&x=0&y=0 or give us a call!

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on August 20, 2014

College Transitions informational session

Please join us for an informational session

May 19, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served as well as a chance to win a $50 gift certificate

to be applied toward the cost of a College Transitions course.

  

These sessions are open to:

Recent high school graduates and high school equivalency certificate recipients requiring college preparation services to support a successful college experience,

 Adults who may have attended college but did not complete or earn a degree,

Career changers who may have earned a degree in the distant past but require upgrading skills to be successful in entering a new profession and being successful in today's college environment, and

 Anyone interested in learning more about pursuing a college degree or additional vocational training.

 

For more information and to register, please call (207) 626-2470 or email us at hemery@augustaschools.org

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on May 14, 2014

Office Skills Certificate Graduation

Our graduation ceremony for the Office Skills Certificate Program was held on August 6, 2013. We had nine students who received their certificates:

                              Rose Berube

                              Heidi Butterfield

                              Kimberly Casey

                              Krystal-Lee Chang

                              Sharon Corson

                              Chelsea Edgar

                              Lisa Kaherl

                              Cynthia Baker McAvoy

                              Sarah Veilleux

 

These students took courses in Accounting, Business English, Business Math, Computers, Keyboarding, Medical Office Forms & Practice,  Medical Terminology, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Office Communications. Please join us as we congratulate our students and wish them continued success! Click here to watch the Certificate Graduation video.

 

Posted by Helen Emery  on November 15, 2013

 
 

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