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.
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
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
Adult Education celebration at the Hall of Flags
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.
Adult education students from across the state are celebrated at the Hall of Flags
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 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
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.
Posted by Helen Emery on October 22, 2015
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
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
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
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
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