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50 Mayo Street • Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 • 207-564-6525 • Fax: 207-564-3481

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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
We look forward to hearing from you!

 Click here for our ONLINE APPLICATION




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

PVAEC and ED2GO Now Offering Career Training Programs!


PVAEC now offers over a hundred Online Career Training Programs

PVAEC has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, affordable Online Career Training Programs to prepare you to launch a new career or advance in an existing one, no matter where you’re located. This partnership between PVAEC and ed2go allows you to develop new skills and knowledge in order to stand out in today's competitive job market.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and instructor and peer interaction, you will gain valuable knowledge at a time and place that is convenient for you. These programs provide the flexibility of studying at your own pace and enough structure and support to complete the course. They can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The Online Career Training Programs are available to start anytime and range from three to six months, with many offering an extension period if necessary. Many programs include an industry certification exam, and internship and externship opportunities are available for select programs. They are entirely Web-based, but expert instructors provide office hours and quick responses to any student questions.

PVAEC is pleased to offer this catalog of topics, which provides the most convenient, affordable, and accessible Career Training Programs available anywhere.
To learn more, call PVAEC at 207-564-6525 or visit our Career Training website at


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: News

PVAEC Holds 2015 Graduation Ceremony at Center Theatre!

Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative held its 2015 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 4 at Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft. 20 graduates were in attendance, and the theatre was packed with family and friends of the graduates in the audience.

Guests were treated to the musical stylings of Jason Curran and Rob Neeb. The keynote address was presented by PVAEC instructor, Nathan Knight (proxy for Ben Richardson), and diplomas were handed out by Thelma Regan, director of PVAEC, Ann Kirkpatrick, superintendent of RSU 4 in Guilford, and Robert Lucy, superintendent of RSU 68 in Dover-Foxcroft. 29 adults earned their High School and HiSET© diploma through Piscataquis Valley Adult Education throughout the 2014/2015 school year. Also, 9 CNA Certificates and 3 CDL-B Certificates were earned this year.

PVAEC holds classes in Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, and Milo. In addition to high school completion, PVAEC offers courses in College Transitions and Career Counseling, Certified Nursing Assistant, CDL-B, and a variety of online and enrichment courses. For more information, call PVAEC at 207-564-6525, visit our webstie, or follow us on facebook.  


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on June 8, 2015 | Read more in: News



PVAEC and TCTC are offering a 10 week course to prepare you for written and road tests for your CDL-B. The classes will be held at PVAEC Learning Center in Dexter. Class will meet for 10 Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, starting December 6, 2014 and ending February 7, 2015.

Classes will include desk work and behind the wheel training.

There will be a pre-employment/pre-start drug test, and a DOT physical. The costs for these tests are included in the tuition of $2,800.00.

Call 564-6525 today to schedule your registration appointment. Class size is limited, so don't delay -call today!


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014 | Read more in: News

PHEC Open House

PHEC/PVAEC Open House: Tuesday August 19thBarbeque

Penquis Higher Education Center

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

PVAEC is at new location in Dover Foxcroft

PVAEC has moved its office and learning center in Dover Foxcroft.  We are now located at 50 Mayo Street in Dover Foxcroft.  This is the 'old' Mayo Street School, which is the Penquis Higher Education Center (PHEC). Our phone numbers and email address remain the same.

Our office and the learning centers are now open for business.  Stop by and visit!

50 Mayo St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on May 8, 2014 | Read more in: News

PVAEC Spring 14 Brochure is available!

Brochure CoverSpring is near, and PVAEC has opened registration for our Spring 14 semester.  The brochure is in the mail to you, but you can download the PDF of the brochure while you are waiting, and the links will take you right to the registration page on our website.  

There is something for everyone this semester, from snowshoeing to maple syrup to the Boston Flower Show.  Learn AutoCAD this semester, track wildlife, study the history of Piscataquis County, or start spinning wool.  We're offering Reiki, nutrition therapy, quilting and painting, pottery, cross-stitch and knitting.  Plenty of choices to keep us all busy learning and growing.  


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on January 14, 2014 | Read more in: News

PVAEC course offerings for most in-demand jobs in Maine

careersA recent article in the Bangor Daily News stated that people trained for positions in the medical industry are in demand.  PVAEC has a line-up of course offerings that will  prepare you for careers in this job sector.  

We are offering a CNA class in September,  a CRMA class in October, and a CNA-Meds class in October.

We offer a Medical Office Certificate Program, which is an online class.

We have partnered with Academy of Medical Professions in Brunswick ME to offer the following courses:

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Phlebotomy with CPT National Certification

ICD-10 Boot Camp for Medical Coders

Medical Office Specialist (CMAA)

Hospital Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding (CPC)

Medical Transcription

Get your career on track today!  Call 564-6525 to find out more about these exciting opportunities in the medical profession.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 25, 2013 | Read more in: News

PVAEC offers Chemistry with Lab this fall

ChemistryPVAEC will be offering a Chemistry with Lab class starting September 5, 2013.  The class will run for 15 weeks, and will meet Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm at PCSS.  Call 564-6525 today to begin the enrollment process.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on July 3, 2013 | Read more in: News

PVAEC announces new online course - Introduction to Google Analytics

Nearly every business and non-profit organization has a website, and probably a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. Individuals have them too, to promote ideas, to share a vision, or to educate the public. No matter what brings you to the Web, your hope is that a lot of people see your website, your wall, your tweets, and your videos. Why else go to the trouble of sharing them?  

In our new online course, Introduction to Google Analytics, you'll learn  how you can track not just the traffic to all of your online content, but also determine which content is the most appealing, where your visitors came from, what devices they used, how long they stayed, which links they clicked, and where they went when they left. 

This is a 6 week 24 hour online course.  Choose one of the following start dates:
6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11. $99.  

Learn more about this course and register at



Posted by Kathy Normandin  on June 26, 2013 | Read more in: News


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