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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.

Microsoft Excel Advanced (Apr)

$69

with Val Landry

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

You will learn how to hide data, split and freeze a window, create ranges, understand the name manager, learn additional functions, copy and paste special, sort data, and learn the power of filters. Some examples of using Microsoft Excel as practical tools include the amortization table, 20 top functions companies want their employees to know, and pivot tables. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

You will receive a link to a brief pre-assessment with your email receipt.  This will assist the instructor in meeting your goals for the class. 

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and, as an adult educator having taught at the Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

Quickbooks: Basic Accounting Principles & Quickbooks Online (Mar)

$89

with Val Landry

Calendar Oct 1, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

During these three sessions, you will learn how to create a new company, set up preferences, explore and customize the dashboard, record transactions, customize lists, create recurring transactions, prepare estimates and reports, and create/edit lists.  The design of the course is that you'll attend the class and also do 2-3 hours of work between sessions which greatly enhances your learning.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Your instructor will assist you in accessing a free year long subscription to Quickbooks Online. 

You will receive a link to a brief pre-assessment with your email receipt.  This will assist the instructor in meeting your goals for the class. 

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and, as an adult educator having taught at the Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

English for Life & Work

Free

with Emily Nash

This course is designed to help adults improve their reading, writing, proofreading, editing, and revising to prepare for standardized exams.  We 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.  Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content, and support will be emphasized.  This is an in-person class with ongoing enrollment through May.

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. 

If you would like to learn more about this class, register here, call 207.664.7110, or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org for an appointment with a student advisor.

Career Pathways (Evening)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

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.





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