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21st Century Workforce Initiative Youth Paid Work Experience Program
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21st Century Workforce Initiative Youth Paid Work Experience Program


with Brandi Merry

Calendar Oct 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

For Youth (16-24) No Longer Attending the K-12 System

The 21st Century Workforce Initiative is a 10-week, paid work experience program being offered through the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Lawrence and Skowhegan Adult Education Programs and the Skowhegan Career Center. Successful candidates will work 20 hours per week with a local employer at $10 per hour, after taking part in no-cost, individualized education and/or mentoring. Participants will be matched with local employers based on individual career interest assessment results.

This is a paid work experience program. You will be paid $10/hour for 20 hours per week for all 10 weeks, if you are eligible.

Please preregister for Informational Meeting by calling 453-4200, ext. 3114 (Fairfield) or 474-7553 (Skowhegan).

Informational Meeting (Mandatory) Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10AM at Lawrence Adult Education, 4 School Street, Fairfield, or at 3PM at Skowhegan Area High School, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan.

Interview Day (Mandtory) Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10AM at Lawrence Adult Education, 4 School Street, Fairfield, or at 3PM at Skowhegan Area High School, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan.

Intake/Assessment (Mandatory) Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 1pm at the KVCC Hinckley Campus (Room TBA)

Classroom October 1 - 19, 2018, Monday - Friday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at KVCC Hinckley Campus – Averill Hall, Room TBA

Work Experience/On The Job Training October 22 - December 7, 2018 - Locations and Schedules to be determined.

You will be expected to:

1. Complete required paperwork and career assessments.

2. To be eligible for this program requires that you have a valid photo ID, and be a U.S. citizen, or have paperwork proving that you are in the country legally.

3. Pass a drug test and/or background check, if the employer requires it.

4. Participate fully all 10 weeks of the program, for 20 hours per week.

5. Meet with the Career Adviser at least once per week during the entire 10 weeks.

6. Complete the post survey and 6-month follow-up survey.

FMI: Fairfield - 453-4200, ext. 3115 | Skowhegan – 474-7553

The funding for this program is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Algebra Skills for College - F18
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Algebra Skills for College - F18


with Alverta Dyar

Calendar Sep 5, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks


This course is designed for students who have a solid base in math but little or no experience in algebra. Students should have an ACCUPLACER score in arithmetic above 55 and an algebra score between 50 and 75 indicating a need to improve skills for college level algebra. The course will cover word problems, using formulas, solving linear equations, algebraic expressions, factoring of polynomials, and solving quadratic equations. (This course is equivalent to the course offered at community colleges and universities.)

Ancient Sacred Sites in South West England


with Kathleen Moore

Calendar Oct 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

For those interested in exploring prehistoric monuments and sites such as Stonehenge, South West England has much to offer in a relatively compact and accessible area. Many of the sites can be grouped into “systems” that are interrelated, such as the Avebury Stone Circle and the Glastonbury complexes. The sites are tied together by the Michael/Mary earth energy line that runs across the South West. There will be an overview of the Michael/Mary line followed by a review of the Avebury and Glastonbury sites. You will understand the nature of the sites and how to get there by the end of the class.

Presenter Information: Kathleen Moore worked at Kennebec Valley Community College for over 20 years where she directed Student Services and taught Sociology and Psychology. She was also a Research Associate at UMO for several years. Ms. Moore has traveled to South West England to explore the wonderful sites for many years.

Basic Reading - F18


with Michael Trombley

Calendar Sep 4, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 16 weeks

Basic reading skills include language, concentration, visual processing skills, auditory processing skills, memory and reasoning. In this class the focus will be on alphabetics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency using authentic materials such as newspapers, maps, charts, medicine bottles, doctor’s instructions, driver manuals, label reading, job notices, applications and cooking instructions.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training - F18


with Kelly Herlihy

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Did you know more than 50% of nursing home residents do not receive visitors? Be the person who makes a difference to a neighbor and their family as they face end of life issues: become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer. This free 21 hour, 7 week training will prepare you to support patients and their families. Led by the volunteer coordinator, our team of registered nurse case managers, licensed clinical social workers, clergy and bereavement specialists will provide the informational tools you will need to provide compassionate support for our patients and their families. You will learn the history and philosophy of hospice, medical issues at the end of life including pain and symptom management, communication, family dynamics, grief, loss and spiritual care. Once you complete the course, you decide how best how to serve the hospice community. Hospice volunteer work is not about a patient’s demise, it is about their LIVING!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Session - F18


with Renee Igo

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how you can positively impact the life of a local child! Find out about Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs in your area. See measured outcomes and volunteer requirements, get answers to frequently asked questions, fill out an application, and schedule an interview. Becoming a Big gives you the opportunity to make the world a better place by offering a child the life-changing asset of a mentor. Volunteer mentors help guide a child down the right path by sharing, caring and just being there to help their Little reach their highest potential. _x000D_ _x000D_ Renee Igo is the Community-Based Manager for Kennebec and Somerset counties for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine.

Career Training Programs Online with ed2go
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Career Training Programs Online with ed2go

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Your Schedule • Your Budget • Your Future...Today!

Lawrence Adult Education, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs.

Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

For more information and to see what is available, please visit:

Categories to choose from are:

  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Career Online High School
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction and Trades
  • Health and Fitness
  • Information Technology
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Teacher Profressional Development
  • Writing
CDL Class B License with School and Passenger Bus Endorsement - F18
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CDL Class B License with School and Passenger Bus Endorsement - F18


with Trevor MacKenzie

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Learn to drive a school bus and earn a Class B Commercial Drivers License with a school bus endorsement. (Tank and HazMat are also available.)This course uses competency-based curriculum from the Professional Truck Driving Institute of America (PTDIA) and meets the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) voluntary standards.

Successful completion of this course includes 42 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of range driving, and 10 hours of road driving. Range and road instruction will only feature school buses with automatic transmissions. This course prepares candidates to pass the State of Maine Class B/Bus Driver Licensing tests.


(1) Students age 21 or older are eligible for a Class B License with school bus endorsement; (2) Applicants must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have a good driving record with no OUI’s within the past 10 years. Your driving record will be checked; (3) Proof of good health. A physical exam form is required to be completed by your doctor prior to class start; (4) Vision correctable by lenses of at least 20/40. A vision screening will be provided at the first class; (5) Flexibility to schedule driving instruction on Saturdays and Sundays on the range/road.

Fall Session: Informational meeting with CareerCenter - Thursday, September 6 from 2-4pm.

Classroom Instruction:

September 10-25, 2018 – Monday through Thursday from 5-10pm (last week is only Monday and Tuesday)

Range Driving Instruction: September 15 – October 27, 2018 – Saturday from 7am-12pm*

Road Driving Instruction: October 6 – 27, 2018 – Saturday from 12:30pm-5:30pm* (if written permit test passed)

*Additional driving time available on Sundays and week nights.

Projected last day of instruction – November 3.Projected final testing – week of November 5-9.

Mon; Tue; Wed; Thu from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 9/10/2018 to 9/25/2018 (3 weeks) with Trevor MacKenzie and Cathy Dumais at the Annex, Room C-5, $1,599 self-supporting fee

Scholarships may be available to eligible participants. Attend the Informational meeting with CareerCenter - Thursday, September 6 from 2-4pm to see if you are eligible.

Registration: Contact Lawrence Adult Education at 453-4200, ext. 3114 for an intake appointment.

Payment: Full payment or approval of third party payment must be received prior to the first night of class.

Course Location: Lawrence High School Annex, Room C-5, School Street, Fairfield

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