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Technology

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.

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.

Lighthouse and Puffin Photography-Bar Harbor

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar May 23, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine wildlife and lighthouses, this is the course for you! 

You’ll start the class online, focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches on the cruise.  For the final online session, you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. The $180 registration fee does not include the ticket for the cruise. You will need to purchase that ticket separately.  Course is limited to 15 students.

  • Thu 05/23/24 - Online class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sun 05/26/24 - Cruise out of Bar Harbor
  • Tue 05/28/24 - Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Make up date, if needed, 05/30/24

For more information about the cruise and purchasing tickets, contact Bar Harbor Whale Watch.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years.  Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies.  His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion.  Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise at the Maine Maritime Museum

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Jun 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine lighthouses, this might be just the course for you.  You’ll start online focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches  on the cruise.  The final online session you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.   This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. $180.00 does not include the $60 cruise ticket 

  • Thursday, 06/06/24  Online from 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, 06/08/24  Lighthouse Lovers Cruise-9:00am
  • Tuesday,  06/11/24  Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm 

See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light Station, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light (4 hours).

Cruise comfortably with plenty of space to move around the open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include admission.  In-person ticket sales end 20 minutes prior to departure; boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Please plan your arrival accordingly. 

For more information and tickets, contact Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530, Telephone: 207.443.1316.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years.  Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies.  His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion.  Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

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.

Digital Literacy Critical for Employment and Life

Free

with EAE Team

Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is working behind the scenes to offer a menu of opportunities that meets the needs of most adults. The first step is to meet with one of our student advisors to assess your needs and consult about the best workshops to attend.   This is an in-person class.

Give us a call at 207.664.7110 to schedule an appointment.

Get Ready to ZOOM!

Free

with Vanessa Richards

If you need support preparing to use ZOOM, we can assist you with resources (guides and videos) and in-person or online practice sessions.  You will need a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external), and to have ZOOM downloaded on your device.

This session is offered by appointment, live online using ZOOM, or in-person; ongoing enrollment.  Please reach out to us!

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

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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