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WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH AN ADULT ED COURSE?

 

Do you want to make some extra money doing something you already love to do? If you have a special talent or hobby, we would like to hear from you! We are currently recruiting Enrichment Instructors for our Spring 2017 semester. That’s right; you can get paid for sharing your skill with others, no experience necessary. The only qualification is a willingness to share your talents. Our Spring courses generally start up the week after February Break (February 27, 2017), and end by June 2017. You can choose to hold your course in 4 weekly sessions, 8 weekly sessions, one night only, all day workshops, or anything in between. Our schedule is very flexible. Our classes are held in Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, and Milo. We are able to offer daytime classes in our Dover-Foxcroft location, Monday through Thursday. Our Dover-Foxcroft location also offers a full kitchen for food related classes, and a gym for exercise/recreational classes (subject to gym schedule/availability). All other locations are available for late afternoon and evening classes. Dexter classes are held at our Dexter Learning Center (in the Millworks building across from Bud's Shop n' Save), Guilford classes are held at Piscataquis Community Secondary School, and Milo classes are held at Penquis Valley High School.

If you are interested in working with us, fill out our online form, or download our application and mail it in, email it, or drop it off to us at PVAEC Adult Education, 50 Mayo Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. All applications will be reviewed and approved/disapproved by our director. Teaching applications must be submitted by Friday, December 9, 2016.

We are open to ALL suggestions, but here is a quick list of some of our most requested topics: photography, cooking, baking, dancing (line dancing has done extremely well in the past), exercise (Zumba, yoga, etc.), fly tying, and all types of arts and crafts.

For questions or suggestions, please call 564-6525, or email hroberts@pvaec.org
We look forward to hearing from you!

 Click here for our ONLINE APPLICATION

Click here for our DOWLOAD/PRINT APPLICATION

 

 

Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 31, 2016 | Read more in: News and Events

PHEC Open House

PHEC/PVAEC Open House: Tuesday August 19thBarbeque

Penquis Higher Education Center

OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, August 19, 5-7pm
50 Mayo Street, Dover-Foxcroft

 

Come learn about all the educational opportunities available through Eastern Maine Community College and Piscataquis Valley Adult Education at the Penquis Higher Education Center Open House, located in Dover-Foxcroft. EMCC will be cooking up a tasty barbeque, offering tours of the facility, and information about upcoming classes from EMCC and Adult Ed.

The Penquis Higher Education Center offers interactive television, online, and onsite courses. Personalized resources such as financial aid advising, registration, academic and career counseling, testing, and a library and computer facility are available for use.  Call 564-6525 for more information.

The Center provides the perfect opportunity for those in Piscataquis County to start or continue their education. Find out more at the Open House!

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 30, 2014 | Read more in: News and Events

Thelma Regan, Director PVAEC, is awarded Outstanding Administrator of the Year

Thelma and Staff with awardThelma Regan, Director of PVAEC – Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative, received the MAEA Adult Education Outstanding Administrator award at the recent Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in Waterville on June 19, 2013.

When presenting the plaque to Thelma, Tim Dresser, President of MAEA, cited her commitment to Adult Education.  In March, 2012, Thelma received the Warren “Pete” Myrick Community Service Award which recognizes a Piscataquis County citizen or organization that exemplifies Pete Myrick’s concern for commitment for education, economic development and civic leadership in the region.  Currently, Thelma Regan serves on New England Literacy Resource Center’s board of directors; she is an elected Maine Adult Education Association director, and serves on the executive committee of the University of Maine Extension Service for Piscataquis County. 

The Maine Adult Education Association annually recognizes outstanding teachers, student leaders, support staff and administrators.  For more information about the Maine Adult Education Association, contact MAEA at 875-2722 or visit the web site at www.maineadulted.org.  For more information about PVAEC, visit us at pvaec.maineadulted.org

 

Pictured above from left to right:  Eve Salley, Diploma Instructor; Kathy Normandin, Administrative Assistant; Thelma Regan, Director; and Leah Gomes, College Readiness Instructor.

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on June 25, 2013 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC holds CNA Pinning Ceremony January 24, 2013

PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony for our latest class of graduating students on January 24, 2013 at our facility.

 

CNA Pinning Ceremony

Pictured left to right:  Marya Bailey, Brandy Reynolds, Anna Whitney, Valerie Rudmin, Nancy Hoskins RN (Class Instructor),  Vicki Garland, and Beth Vincent-Foster.

Not pictured:  Stephen Lackey, Helen Morrill and Celeste Myers.

 

Congratulations to All!

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 5, 2013 | Read more in: News and Events

The ASVAB career exploration test is not just for students interested in military.

The ASVAB   (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) encourages students to explore a wide variety of careers in line with their interests and skills. While the program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, this career exploration tool is for every student, 10th grade and up (ages 16 to 23), not just those interested in the armed forces.  There has never been a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the military, and the test may simply determine personal aptitude at a particular career.
PVAEC offers an ASVAB Test Prep course which will help prepare you for this important test.  Call 564-6525 for more information.

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 27, 2012 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC CNA Class starting tonight

CNA Students

Congratulations to all those selected to enroll in our latest CNA class!  
 
The class is starting tonight at 5 pm at the Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter, with instructors Nancy Hoskins, RN and B J Jennison, RN.  
 
Call 564-6525 for more information.
 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 17, 2012 | Read more in: News and Events

Graduation! PVAEC graduation ceremony was Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PVAEC celebrated its graduates Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft ME.  The keynote speaker was Congressman Mike Michaud.  Family and friends joined in the celebration, as the congressman told the graduates that learning was life-long.  He stated they had accomplished something no one will ever be able to take away from them; their high school diploma.  Music was provided by North Country Strings.  It was a wonderful evening.  Congratulations to all! 

Photos are on facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=401009056618426&set=a.401007703285228.104377.104727079579960&type=3&theater

 

Call 564-6525 for more information.

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on June 14, 2012 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC holds Graduation Ceremony June 15, 2011

Graduation Podium

PVAEC held its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.  A full house came to support and celebrate our graduates' accomplishments.  It was a beautiful day and a beautiful ceremony.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our keynote speaker was Ray Therrien from Mt Blue Adult & Community Education in Franklin County.  Ray spoke of the new opportunities awaiting each graduate and reminded us to accept new challenges that help us grow and reach our potential.

 

Ray Therrien at podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates are ready to turn their tassels as the symbolic act that this phase of their education is complete and they are ready for what' next - employment, college or post-secondary training.

Graduates

 

Congratulations to all!  For more information, contact PVAEC at 564-6525.

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on June 27, 2011 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC Holds 2010 Graduation Ceremony

PVAEC celebrated with students, families and staff during its graduation ceremony at Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft on May 26, 2010.

PVAEC (Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative) had 48 students earn either their high school diploma or their GED since last year's graduation ceremony.PVAEC Graduates

This year's program began with an introduction by Thelma Regan, Director of PVAEC.  ThelmasIntroduction

Joanna Russell Keynote Speaker


The keynote speaker was Joanna Russell, Director of Tri-County Workforce Investment Board.  Joanna's motivational speech began by noting that she took Adult Education refresher courses when she was in her thirties to start her on the path to her MBA.  





Ben Richardson

The student speaker this year was Benjamin Richardson.  Ben's moving speech spoke of his journey from the depths of drug and alcohol abuse after the death of his father to earning his GED and being accepted as a freshman at Eastern Maine Community College.  










Musical Interlude

 

 

The musical interlude was provided by Susan Ramsey and Ruth Fogg, North Country Strings Duo.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors Presentation

 

 

Daniel Smith was awarded his honor cord for achieving his high GED Score.  The cord and certificate were awarded by Eve Salley, Chief GED Examiner and Pam Flanagan, GED Examiner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates Turning Tassels

The presentation of the diplomas was handled by Paul Stearns, RSU 80 Superintendent and Thelma Regan.  Then the graduates turned their tassels and exited the theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to get started on your diploma?  Call (207) 564-6525 for more information.  You could be in the pictures from next year's ceremony!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on May 27, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC Holds Arts/Crafts Exhibition

PVAEC held its second Art and Crafts Exhibition on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Morton Ave Municipal Complex in Dover-Foxcroft.  

Our community members had the chance to tour our facility and at the same time to view the work of our art instructors and their students.   There were painting and drawing exhibits as well as knitting.  It was a great opportunity to see what can be created by taking an adult education Arts and Crafts class.  For more information, call 564-6525. 

 

Here is a sample of the work displayed.  We have very talented students and instructors!

 


 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on May 6, 2010 | Read more in: Events

 
 

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