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Career & Education Advising

Computer Cafe (Evening)
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Computer Cafe (Evening)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is 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 an open enrollment lab and you purchase a punch card for 6 sessions. Punch cards can be renewed. Students enrolled in our academic programs receive a fee waiver for this lab. BYOC (bring your own coffee)!  When you register for this class, you’ll receive a follow-up contact from our advisor to access your skills, goals, and interests.  This is an in-person lab; ongoing enrollment. 

No class 02/24/22 or 04/21/22.

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 Advising

Free

with Annie Sargent

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent can 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, live online or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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Career and Job Readiness

Free

with Annie Sargent

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; and
  • Take charge of your job interviews.

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

College Readiness Individual Information Session

Free

with Emily Nash

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran advisors can 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 and develop 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 

This program is offered in-person, by appointment; ongoing enrollment. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Computer Support for You!

Free

with Annie Sargent

Offering effective technology instruction is a challenge.  In any class, you have people with different devices, software programs, learning sytles, levels of maturity, confidence and goals.  At Ellsworth Adult Education, we are continually striving to improve our offerings to serve the community.  

This Fall, we are still piloting a more individualized approach.  Using a telephone or email survey, we will work with you to assess your skills, resources and goals, and identify learning options that are the best fit for you.  There are many invaluable free online resources for improving technology skills.  

This program is offered by appointment, live online or in-person options available; ongoing enrollment. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Fall 2022 Certified Nursing Assistant PLUS - Interest List

Free

Ellsworth Adult Education offers a CNA course that meets Maine State requirements of 70 classroom, 20 lab, and 40 clinical hours. Upon successful completion of the course you sit for the State Registry Exam and if successful you’ll become a Maine State Certified CNA.  While other area programs are holding CNA programs this Spring we are planning a Fall 2022 program that will include the option of earning additional certificates in job readiness and digital literacy.   We will have more information about this program on our website by early Spring.  If you’re interested in learning more about CNA or other healthcare training opportunities, call us at 207.664.7110 and make a phone, zoom or in-person appointment.

Get Ready to ZOOM!

Free

with Vanessa Richards

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, allowing your class or workshop to run smoothly for all involved. 

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 telephone or email survey, resources (guides and videos), and in-person or online practice sessions.  Before your online courses begin, you will need a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external), and access to ZOOM on your device.  During this class, you will:

  • learn how to join a ZOOM meeting;
  • learn how to navigate the buttons on the ZOOM screen;
  • learn how to use communication tools like chat, hand raising and more; and,
  • gain an awareness of etiquette to make the most of the experience for you and for others.

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

This is a live online or in-person training; ongoing enrollment. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors. 

Getting Started: Where am I now? Where am I Heading?  What are My Next Steps?
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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. This session is offered in-person by appointment; ongoing enrollment.

We believe that taking time in advance of your placement - depending on your goals - and then you’ll meet with the advisor or an instructor to review the results and finalize your plan, placement in classes and other learning activities.  This 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.  

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.





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