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Hidden Talent Search-Become an Instructor!
with MCST Staff
What helps expand other people’s horizons, boosts their well-being, or helps them maintain an active mind? What allows YOU to give back to your community and is an enjoyable and enriching experience for both you and them? The answer is...becoming an Adult Education instructor and sharing your knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm. If you are curious and want to learn more, please register for a one-on-one session (in person, or can be via Zoom) with Heidi, our Adult Education Director. There is no obligation to join our team, but we hope to tempt you with the opportunity!
with MCST Staff
In the event an Adult Ed vocational student needs to purchase a loaner laptop or neglects, after repeated reachout, to return their loaner laptop, this fee will cover the value of the laptop and case.
Certiport Exam Testing
with Lee Fox
MCST Adult Education is an official Certiport® Exam Test Center, proctoring exams for individuals with current and relevant digital skills to obtain credentials for the competitive global workforce. Certification exams include the official Microsoft Office program, the Microsoft Technology Associate program, the Adobe® Certified Associate program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the Autodesk® Certified User program, the Intuit® QuickBooks Certified User program and the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. The proctor fee must be paid at the time of testing here; the fee is based on the length of the exam. Please call 596-7752 option 3 with questions and to schedule a testing appointment.
Certiport® testers must purchase an exam voucher online http://www.certiport.com/PORTAL/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=672&roleid=101
Zoom Basics One-on-One Tutoring
with MCST Staff
Join the 21st Century with confidence. Schedule with Shenley Neely, our Adult Education Site Assistant, for an hour-long one-on-one live practice session to learn how to use the Zoom platform. Zoom is the cloud-based video conferencing platform which lets you attend classes virtually and meet with others either by video or audio-only or both. She will help you download the app and explore basic features so you can participate on Zoom with greater confidence. Bring along your laptop (you must know your username/password to access your account, please!), or she can show you the process on one of ours, if preferred. Call the school (596-7752 ext.3) to schedule an appointment.
Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Certification Training
with Woodfords Family Services
Our communities are looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.
Children’s behavioral health services are vital to Maine’s children with intellectual disabilities, autism, and mental health disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.
We are excited to connect our communities with Woodfords Family Services for this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to successfully help children who are currently on a waitlist for services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Call MCST Adult Ed at 596-7752 x.3 to enroll or for more info.
- You will complete 12 online modules then two 4-hour live sessions.
- Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online bloodborne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if you do not already possess those certifications.
- The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours.
- Assistance with job placement is provided to anyone who completes the program.
- Assistance with technology may be available.
- A high school diploma or equivalency. Proof of education is required.
- Must be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course.
- An administration fee of $25 is required at registration.
- A reading comprehension assessment is required prior to completing the application, administered through your local Maine Adult Education program. This requirement may be waived by showing successful completion of a college-level English course.
with Terry Adkins
This is the 6 hour recertification exam for the CRMA whose certificate is still current. It includes a brief review, presented by the instructor. Students should study on their own to ensure successful licensing. This is a daytime Friday class and may present via Zoom.
Current CRMA holders must provide copy of valid certificate. Call 596-7752 opt 3 to register.
Marlinspike Seamanship-Nautical Arts - March
with Gene Reil
With tips and guidance from the instructor and two texts for reference (Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garret Smith or Des Pawson's more recent Knot Craft), learn to manipulate various types of rope to create key fobs, bracelets, pouches, floor mats and more. This book was originally written and illustrated 60 years ago, but remains the go-to guide for clear instruction and inspiration in rope craft. The book and a few simple tools and cording will get you deep into the handwork. This class is presented live. See the suggested supply list below.
What to Cook: Tonight is "A Meal for Changing Season" - online 3.18
with Shlomit Auciello
Expand your taste buds and cooking skills with this quick curry stew. It warms us up, along with stuffed chapati flatbread, vegetables and dessrt inspired by the what's available. This menu can easily serve 2, with ingredients fitting into a $17 budget. The recipes and shopping list are supplied after you enroll; watch the cooking demo from the comforts of your kitchen!