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Technology for the Workforce (Early Afternoon)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 24, 2024 at 12:30 pm

If you need to up your game in the technology department to improve work options, these sessions are just for you! 

Many are skilled at some aspects of technology (email, social media, texting, apps) but not always the tools needed in the world of work - word processing, spreadsheets, business communications, time management tools, internet research, and more. 

If you are interested in improving your career options, there are many offerings in our program that can assist you in reaching your goals. This option will get you on the road to building your skills and confidence for success.  You will work with a veteran instructor to design your own individualized program.  This is an in-person class.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

Career Pathways (Early Afternoon)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 24, 2024 at 1:30 pm

If you are ready to make a change in your life by finding the right job or career for you, this offering will provide you with the resources, skills, knowledge and support to seek your fortune! 

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • take career assessments;
  • explore job opportunities;
  • identify the training or education required (and apply for those programs);
  • prepare for jobs by writing resumes and participating in informational and mock interviews, and completing paper and online job applications; and
  • strengthen communication and other foundation skills you need to reach your goals.

You will work with a veteran instructor to design your own individualized program.  This is an in-person class.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

Technology for the Workforce (Evening)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 24, 2024 at 5:15 pm

If you need to up your game in the technology department to improve work options, these sessions are just for you! 

Many are skilled at some aspects of technology (email, social media, texting, apps) but not always the tools needed in the world of work - word processing, spreadsheets, business communications, time management tools, internet research, and more. 

If you are interested in improving your career options, there are many offerings in our program that can assist you in reaching your goals. This option will get you on the road to building your skills and confidence for success.  You will work with a veteran instructor to design your own individualized program.  This is an in-person class.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

AMP Dental Assisting (Feb)
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AMP Dental Assisting (Feb)

$3,200

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Feb 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This is a 12-week Certificate program in Dental Assisting, one of the most high-demand careers.  The program is designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and provide you with the skills you need to work in this field and pass a national certificate exam.  This program is taught by a dentist and includes Dental Assisting Certification, and includes an opportunity for internships.  We now offer an option for lab days, please ask for more details! 

The price of the course includes all books, exam preparation materials and fees for the DANB RHS® certificate program. Upon passing the DANB RHS®, you will receive a certificate of knowledge based on competency for that component from DANB. Payment plans are available. The classroom hours are live online with options for lab days in a dental office based on student's location and availability. This course is also available asynchronosly online and you can start anytime. 

Please feel free to download this information sheet about the Academy of Medical Professions Medical Dental Assistant Program, stop by our center in Ellsworth to pick one up, or request that one be mailed to you.  It will answer many questions you might have.  Don't hesitate to reach out to the Academy of Medical Professions directly after reviewing the information package linked above.  Please go to their website for their phone number and to explore all their course offerings. 

Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is here to ensure your readiness and success by providing logistical, academic, and social emotional support during this online and in-person experience. We will help you through the enrollment process, provide local support during the course and offer the certification exam locally. Our services are available at no cost to you.  If you'd like to schedule an individual appointment with one of our career advisors to learn more, please call 207.664.7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

College Prep English
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College Prep English

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Feb 26, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is designed to help adults improve their writing, proofreading, editing, and revising to prepare for the general expectations of college English and college writing.  We will cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support.  We will practice planning, research, prewriting, and organizing our writing.  We will learn to write different types of essays, to properly format them, to cite sources, and to avoid plagiarism. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content, and support will be emphasized.  This is an in-person class with asynchronous work on Schoology, a learning management platform.

Emily Nash brings many years of experience teaching adult education and has strong skills in designing curriculum to meet the real needs of students. She’s respectful and sensitive to the needs of adult learners and is always a good listening ear. She loves to read, and between stints as an adult education teacher, she is a seasonal professional landscaper. Emily is a student advisor, and teaches English, HiSET prep and Multilingual Learners. 

Please call 664.7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors to enroll you in the program and schedule necessary assessments to ensure a smooth transition for your path to college! 

Yin & Yang Yoga (Apr/In-person)
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Yin & Yang Yoga (Apr/In-person)

$55

with Christina Krapf

Heal the body, mind and spirit with a balancing flow of both gentle and challenging postures.  Get deep into the connective tissue with a restorative stretch, as well as get your heart pumping with an invigorating Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement. The goal is to create a state of peace and wellbeing. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.  This is an in-person class. 

Makeup class, if needed, 05/20/24. 

After a spiritual awakening in the summer of 2011, Christina was drawn to the yoga studio and meditation. She enjoyed each class so much that she kept going back to experience different types of yoga and different teachers. She has learned that relating to the teacher plays such a huge role in whether the class is fulfilling or not.  In 2014, Christina started working and training at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, California where she learned the benefits of Hot Yoga. This inspired her to get certified to teach through the studio, where she received her 200-hour certification in Hot and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Christina was also introduced to Yinki Yoga, a form of Yin or Restorative Yoga, with the added benefits of Reiki Healing Energy. She was then inspired to study Reiki and received certifications in Levels 1, 2 & 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Over the past 12 years she has transformed her practice of yoga into her daily life on and off the mat.  After 20 years of being an all day standing hairdresser and having pain in her physical body, she experienced a huge relief both physically and mentally from her practices. Her passion for yoga has literally changed her life in every way, and she desires to share that with others looking to change theirs and to feel better within their bodies. She is very passionate about health and well-being and would love to share her knowledge and wisdom with you on the mat!

Holistic Health & Wellness (Apr)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the importance of movement, stress reduction, self-care (including sleep strategies, rest, self-love, self-forgiveness), healthy nutrition and mindfulness, and healthy relationships to improve your overall well-being. This course is in a lecture format with Q & A.  There will be journal prompts and handouts, as well as text, phone call or email check-ins, and a ZOOM meeting to review the course at the end. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

Hatha Yoga (Apr)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 60-minute Yoga class will provide sequences that calms the nervous  system along with stretching/warming the muscles and preparing the mind to rest. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the practice. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014. 





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