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PVAEC offers new online course - Digital Scrapbooking!

PVAEC is pleased to announce a new online course:  Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking.

Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking.

For more information on this course call  564-6525 or visit us at:


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 19, 2012 | Read more in: News

PVAEC presents pins to CNA graduates

PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony on January 12, 2012 to present pins to our latest graduates.

CNA Class Aug 2011

Pictured:  Front Row:  Lisa Rowe, Sue Duplisea, RN, Brittaney Linsday

 Back Row:  Joanna Wilkins, Lorrie Bell, Sadie Amero, Brooke Barnes, Deidra Dow, Krista Gerrish and Katie Stone.

Not pictured:  Rick Johnston


Congratulations to all!

For more information on our next CNA class, call us at 564-6525



Posted by Kathy Normandin  on February 1, 2012 | Read more in: News

Attention Contractors: PVAEC announces new online course - Quickbooks 2011 for Contractors

Contractors have many unique bookkeeping needs, so we've designed this course from the ground up specifically for the construction industry. 

In this six-week course, you'll learn how to run your business more efficiently.  You'll discover how to create custom and professional-looking contract estimates, and you'll learn the different methods for billing your clients, including how to use the QuickBooks progress invoicing and job-costing features.  

For more information or to register, go to


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 26, 2011 | Read more in: News

PVAEC announces new online course - Intermediate Excel 2010

PVAEC is pleased to announce a new course offering - Intermediate MS Excel 2010 ONLINE.  Take your Excel skills to the next level as you master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010.  

For more information about our online courses visit us at, or call us at 564-6525.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 19, 2011 | Read more in: News

Seasonal farmworkers and loggers can earn a stipend while getting a GED!

We are looking for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and loggers who are trying to earn their GED.  Through the Maine HEP grant you can be provided with:

  • Transportation & childcare reimbursement
  • Links to health and social services
  • A stipend of $100/week to cover personal expenses while attending GED classes
  • Books and school supplies

We’re looking for people who have done at least 75 days of farm or logging  work over the last 24 months.  Examples of qualifying farm work are blueberries, potatoes, dairy, poultry, tipping and logging. For logging, qualifying work includes: planting, trimming, de-limbing, and harvesting. As long as it’s not processing (working in a paper mill, chipping factory etc) it counts!

Immediate family members of the seasonal worker can participate. This includes: a spouse, a parent, step-parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, or anyone with guardianship, any person who claims the individual as a dependent on a Federal income tax return for either of the previous two years, or resides in the same household as the individual, supports that individual financially, and is a relative of that individual.

Please don’t hesitate to call to see if an activity counts. Anyone who qualifies for Migrant Education Programs and people who participate in the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) are automatically eligible.

Call PVAEC at 564-6525 to see if you qualify for this program!




Posted by Kathy Normandin  on October 6, 2011 | Read more in: News

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.



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 Unveils New Computer Lab

PVAEC is thrilled to announce the opening of its new computer lab!  

Computer Lab

Our first class was Basic Desktop, and it was full.  The students enjoyed the re-freshed room, the new chairs and tables, and most of all the new computers.  Our new Lenovo's are equipped with Windows 7 and Office 10.

We have many classes to offer in this new lab.  We will be running many sessions of the Basic Desktop class, as well as Website Creation, PhotoShop, and Electronic Scrapbooking,and much more!  So browse the website to see what's to your liking.  Or, call 564-6525 for more information.

We have two Open Lab times for students to come in and use the computers, or ask the instructor about a particular problem they are running into.  The Open Lab times are Mondays from 1 - 2 pm and Fridays from 1 - 4 pm.  

Doug Ware in new Computer LabOur particular thanks go to Doug Ware, our Computer Instructor, for the time and energy he gave to this project.  We would not be up and running without him!  

Stop by and see what we have to offer!

PVAEC, 48 Morton Ave., Suite M, Dover Foxcroft ME  04426

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Posted by Kathy Normandin  on September 14, 2010 | Read more in: News

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


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