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Business & Skills Training
with Emily Nash
Learn and practice writing skills for an office setting. Identify the audience, the purpose, and the key points to convey in your business documents, whether they are memos, emails, or letters. Learn to be clear and concise, and also to be aware of the tone of your documents to send the intended message and get the results you desire. Practice editing for clarity, grammar, and mechanics. This class is part of the Office Skills Model Office course. No class 02/19/19; makeup class (if needed) 04/09/19.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
with Joanne Hicks, RN
Are you looking for a rewarding career in a high demand field where you can make a difference in health care in your community? Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a required state certification that opens doors not only to an entry level health care job but is an excellent stepping stone to a career. Upon successful completion of this course, passing the State CNA exam and successful acceptance to the State Registry, you will be a state-certified CNA. Admission begins with an orientation to the program. Call 664.7110 today for an appointment. Financial assistance may be available through regional agencies; the orientation sessions will review options. The registration fee covers tuition, books, registry exam and background check fees.
Chemistry with Lab
with Marti Dayton
This course provides students with an introduction to the major theories and concepts in Chemistry. This science will be explored through lectures, lab activities, projects, and research. Math skills needed to perform necessary calculations will also be reviewed. By the end of this course, students will have gained a true understanding of the composition of matter, how matter is categorized, how matter interacts, the Atomic Theory throughout history, the signs and causes of chemical reactions, and the properties and structure of matter. Furthermore, this course will allow students to improve upon their problem-solving skills and gain a true and deeper understanding of why they are seeing what they are seeing and just how much chemistry is used in everyday life. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn one high school diploma credit (a prerequisite for acceptance to several local college programs). No class 02/19/19 or 04/16/19. Makeup class (if needed) 05/26/19.
with Vanessa Richards
Computer Café We are piloting a computer lab designed to offer a space for people to access computer support from an experienced teacher, compassionate volunteers and fellow participants. You will be given instruction as well as support in accessing information for learning new skills on your own. This is a 15-week lab. You purchase a punch card for six sessions, which can be renewed. Unfortunately, you’ll have to bring your own coffee! No class 02/19/19 or 04/16/19.
Customer Service: Making the Best First Impression
with Ann Sargent
Offering consistent, friendly customer service is a key to repeat business and customer loyalty. A big step toward improving customer service is getting your employees to look at their jobs through the eyes of their customers. Ellsworth Adult Education and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce are offering an opportunity for businesses and individuals to enhance their customer service. Trainers will be area employers with focus on quality customer service. Each session will have handouts that can be added to the student’s personal growth file or shared with others in their workplace. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who successfully complete all four sessions. Makeup class (if needed) 04/04/19.
Dress for Success on a Shoestring (Session 1)
with Rebecca Alley and Annie Sargent
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to dress for success. Join us for a four-session workshop to share tips on looking your best at interviews or on the job. This workshop will include field trips to local establishments. Fee waivers available for Learning Center participants. No class 04/12/19 or 04/19/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/10/19.
Dress for Success on a Shoestring (Session 2)
with Rebecca Alley and Annie Sargent
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to dress for success. Join us for a four-session workshop to share tips on looking your best at interviews or on the job. This workshop will include field trips to local establishments. Fee waivers available for Learning Center participants. No class 04/15/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/06/19.
Google Docs and GMail
with Shannon Schmelzer and Chris Suggs
Learn to use this cloud-based program to create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, set up a Gmail account, and more. Computers will be available for this training, you will not need to bring a laptop or purchase software to attend. Makeup class (if needed) 03/29/19.
This class is offered without charge thanks to the Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative and AmeriCorps.