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Ellsworth Adult Education



Business & Skills Training

English Essentials

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Jan 6, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 21 weeks

If you want to practice strategies for reading and writing in a safe, friendly environment, this is the course for you. Reading and writing are complex. The teacher will share the skills necessary to understand what you read, and to build your vocabulary and your confidence with writing. Using articles, books, vocabulary exercises and online computer applications, increase your ability to read, write, remember, and feel confident in the world. Ongoing enrollment.

Please contact Ellsworth Adult Education at 664-7110 or adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to make an appointment with our student advisor before registering for this class.

English for Life and Work-Tue/Thu

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Jan 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 22 weeks

This is a self-paced course which can be taken for diploma credit, designed to help adults improve their writing and reading while preparing for college entrance exams, college classes, and the world of work. We will cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support. We will practice pre-writing, planning, research, and organizing our writing. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content and support will be emphasized. An aspect of the practice will be reading diverse materials and analyzing them for main ideas, supporting evidence, and the proper use of the mechanics of English, all while increasing digital literacy. Ongoing enrollment.

Please contact Ellsworth Adult Education at 664-7110 or adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to make an appointment with our student advisor before registering for this class.

Overpaying or Under Insured-Guide to Finding the Right Mix of Commercial Insurance: Small Business Academy-Managing Business Operations & Keeping it Running Series

$50

with Kevin Foster

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

So many business people know insurance is important, but don’t know how to shop around.  Learn about why it’s important to have insurance, no matter how small your business and how to compare different types of coverages, companies, options and explore Liability, versus Commercial Property and Automotive, Workers Comp and more. There will be some hands-on work comparing options, so you can learn how to read, interpret and choose just the right policies at the right price for your business. 

We encourage you to take all the workshops in our Small Business Academy.  Search for Small Business Academy and all nine courses will appear.  If you sign up for all nine and come to 7 you will receive a refund of $200.  The Small Business Academy is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.   

Does Your Legal Structure Still Fit Financially?: Small Business Academy-Managing Business Operations & Keeping it Running Series

$50

with Rudman & Winchell

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Regardless of your initial legal structure, now is the time to determine if it still fits the needs of your business.  Tax laws are constantly changing and the need for capital is always present, so it's crucial to evaluate which business structure offers you the advantages that will save money and help your business grow. Your goal is to maximize the flexibility of the ownership structure by considering your unique business and personal needs. Make up date, if needed. Is April 21, 2020.

We encourage you to take all the workshops in our Small Business Academy.  Search for Small Business Academy and all nine courses will appear.  If you sign up for all nine and come to 7 you will receive a refund of $200.  The Small Business Academy is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.   

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What About the Photos?

$45

with Ann Sargent

Now that photos are digital no one prints them out anymore.  Learn the very basics about how to transfer photos from your camera or phone to your computer, how to access them on your computer and send them to friends and family and/or  to be printed.  All computers and devices are different, so this workshop will share the general processes.  Basic computer skills, including hardware and software basics as well as email are required for this workshop. At the first session you’ll learn what hardware, if any, you should bring to the second session if you want to do some hands on work (computer, camera or other photo device, connecting cords, and thumb drive are all helpful).  No class 04/24/20; makeup class (if needed) 05/08/20.

Am I a Leader or Manager: Small Business Academy-Human Resources & Leadership vs. Management Series

$50

with Terri Swanson

Calendar Apr 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

As a small business owner, these roles are often played by the same person.  How do you know which hat to wear? Join us for this session and learn how navigate between these two critical roles. Make up date, if needed.  The Small Business Academy is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.   

Quickbooks for Beginners

$65

with Kitty Barbee

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This workshop focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks.  Classes will include both hands-on learning as well as instructor led training.  Laptops will be provided.

QuickBooks is recognized as the #1 accounting solution for small businesses to help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation.

 

This five-week workshop will help you better understand how to use and activate the key features found in QuickBooks so you can process payments faster, record sales and expenses transactions, and keep your accounting records up-to-date and accurate.  If you are a first-time user or just need hands-on help with your questions, this is the workshop for you.

Who should attend:

  • Any business owner wanting to implement a sound accounting tool for their business;
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the features and capabilities of QuickBooks.

Makeup class (if needed) 06/03/20.

 

Full Course

Ellsworth School Department Substitute Teacher Orientation Session 4

Free

with Ann Sargent

Calendar May 6, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Effective substitute teachers need to know how to access policies and procedures, facilities and lesson plans. They also need to understand the school culture and have a toolkit of instructional, classroom and behavior management strategies. This workshop addresses these topics for the Ellsworth Schools and will be followed up by a tour at each building.





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