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Career & Education Advising

Accuplacer College Placement Testing

Free

with Emily Nash

The Accuplacer test is a requirement for University of Maine and Maine Community Colleges.  Find out if you have what it takes to be placed into a credit bearing math or English class by taking this assessment.  

When you register for this session, you'll receive a follow up contact from our educational advisor to set up an assessment session that works for you.  This offering is available in person, by appointment.  Ongoing enrollment.

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Career Advising

Free

with Ann Sargent

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to start.  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent will share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals.  Services include academic, employment and technology assessments; producing a resume; preparing for a job  interview, and much more.  These individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.  By appointment, face to face online or in person. 

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your goals and interests. 

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Career and Job Readiness

Free

with EAE Team

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin. Veteran career advisors will share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals.  Services include  academic, employment, and training and technology support.  Individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.            

  • Identify interests
  • Find a job that’s the right fit for you
  • Identify training and college programs for a rewarding career
  • Learn tips for completing job applications
  • Assess technology skills and learn what you need for your next step
  • Create a winning resume
  • Take charge of your job interviews

When you register, you’ll receive a follow up contact from a student advisor who will share information about the options and set up an appointment with you.

You may also call or email us for an appointment - call us at 207.664.7110 or email us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Live online or in person; ongoing enrollment.                           

 

 

College Readiness

Free

with EAE Team

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran advisors will share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals.  Services include academics, assessments, application assistance, and training and technology support.  Individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.

  • Assess your reading, writing and math skills 
  • Identify resources for financial aid
  • Explore study and time management tips that will ensure you succeed in college
  • Complete college and training program applications 

When you register, you’ll receive a follow up contact from a student advisor who will share information about the options and set up an appointment with you.

You may also call or email us for an appointment - call us at 207.664.7110 or email us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Live online or in person; ongoing enrollment.

 

Computer Basics - Introduction

Free

with EAE Team

In collaboration with Northstar Digital Literacy, we offer a comprehensive assessment that will let you know if you have the computer skills needed to be successful in school, work and at home.  After testing, if you need to improve your skills, we can help you design a learning plan, either with a class or with personalized online lessons you can do from your own home!  Face to face online and in person options available.  Ongoing enrollment.

When you register for this class, you will receive a phone call so we can schedule a meeting.

Get Ready to ZOOM!

Free

with EAE Team

Get Ready to ZOOM!  We are here to support you! Many of our offerings are now online.  To make the most of your Ellsworth Adult Ed courses, please register for this training so you are ready to join ZOOM with confidence and all will run smoothly for you and for others during your class or workshop. Online courses are generally shorter than in person sessions, so we strive to do everything we can to ensure that the course starts on time by addressing technical issues in advance. Our support is individualized and involves a survey (phone or email), resources (guides and videos), and in person or online practice sessions.  Before your online course begins, you will need:

  • a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external);
  • access to ZOOM on your device;
  • knowledge of how to join a ZOOM meeting;
  • the ability to navigate the buttons on the ZOOM screen;
  • an understanding of how to use communication tools like chat, hand raising and more; and,
  • an awareness of etiquette to make the most of the experience for you and for others.

This workshop prepare you!  We will be there to support you so you can make the most of your Ellsworth Adult Education workshops, as well as connect with family, friends, religious services and meetings.  Please reach out to us!

This is a live online training.

 

 

Getting Started: Where am I now? Where am I Heading? What are My Next Steps?

Free

with Emily Nash

Ellsworth Adult Education's academic program is focused on people’s goals, strengths, and interests.  The first step is to meet with our student advisor to make a realistic plan that will keep you interested and fit your schedule.  Together, you’ll choose from the menu of assessments below - depending on your goals - and then you’ll meet with the advisor or an instructor to review the results and finalize your plan.

We believe that taking time in advance of your placement in classes and other learning activities makes the most efficient use of your time to reach your goals for continuing your education and finding rewarding work.

eCASAS: a reading, math and listening assessment that gives you a snapshot of your skills when you start with us.  Towards the end of your time with us, you’ll take it again, giving you a snapshot of how we helped you improve your skills.  The time for this test varies significantly but you can plan on about 60 minutes for each test.

Assessment Interview:  gives you a chance to share some of your own insights about your learning and experiences in school. Approx. 20-30 minutes. 

HiSET Official Practice Test:  Educational Testing Service provides official practice tests taken to determine your readiness for the official test in each of the five subjects.  The practice tests provide you with specific information about what you need to study to prepare for the official High School Equivalency Test.  There are five subtests and they vary between 35-80 minutes each.

Writing Prompt: This will give you an opportunity to get feedback on your writing.  Your teacher reviews your writing sample with you to plan your next step, with the aim of improving your writing skills to meet your educational and career goals. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

Accuplacer: evaluates students' skills in reading, writing, and math to assess their preparedness for introductory, credit-bearing college courses.

World of Work Institute (WOWI) Career Assessment: measures interests, achievements and work styles.  Work can give your life meaning.  It often defines who you are, determines who you spend time with, and how you live.  Because the right job can enrich your life, whereas the wrong job can drain you mentally, physically and spiritually, it is critical to avoid mistaken career paths and to find your own unique, satisfying place in the world of work. 

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment: an on-line assessment of basic computer skills, consisting of ten modules.  The time for each of these modules varies significantly for different people.  You’ll get a sense of how long they will take you after you complete the first module. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

IC3 is an industry-recognized, digital literacy credential which consists of three exams (computer fundamentals, key applications, and living online).  Each exam takes about 50 minutes.  The first step is a practice test and then you prepare for the credential exam using an online learning program called LearnKey.  The official certification exam is available in Bangor.

Please contact us today for an appointment!

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HiSET (GED) Exam: Facts & Myths

Free

with Emily Nash and Vanessa Richards

You want to get your high school equivalency but aren't sure what to expect?  Many states, including Maine, now administer the HiSET exam and no longer the GED.  Free to all Maine residents, the HiSET is a series of five tests in the subject areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies.  Learn all about the test and how you can get started during this individualized session.  Live online or in person; ongoing enrollment.

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your skills, goals and interests.

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