The latest New Books New Readers series to be offered through RSU 29/70 Adult Education concluded on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. New Books New Readers is a program for adults that is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council. Learners get to read nine children's books (which they get to keep and add to their own library) and have an adult discussion around the theme that is the thread that connects the books and the conversation. A distinguished scholar, also provided by the Maine Humanities Council facilitates the discourse. Annaliese Jakimedes, an author from the Bangor area, led the most recent series that focused on the topic of "Justice." Annaliese led two sessions, one with males and one with females, at the Aroostook County jail, and one coed session at the Houlton Higher Education Center. Watch the RSU 29/70 Adult Education Course offerings to partcipate in New Books New Readers this fall. Enrollement in adult education is not required to particpate.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on April 14, 2015
Pictured L to R: Dave Keaton, Region Two Director, Kelsey Allen, Karen McGraw, Kim Fox, R.N., C.N.A. Instructor, Alicia Bell, Janeil Kinney, Debra Somes, and Amy Hocking, Gardiner Healthcare Administrator, guest speaker
Certified Nurse Aide Assistant (C.N.A.) graduates of the Region Two Adult Education program held their pinning and graduation program on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Houlton Higher Education Center. They were congratulated on their accomplishments by C.N.A. Instructor Kim Fox, R.N. and by Adult Ed Director Otis Smith. Region Two Director Dave Keaton presented them with their certificates of completion, and Gardiner Healthcare Administrator Amy Hocking thanked them for the valuable service that they would be providing to others. The graduates were then “pinned” by a member of their family. All of the graduates have completed over 200 hours of classroom and clinical work and have successfully passed the C.N.A. certification exam making them eligible to be placed on the state of Maine Nurse Registry. The C.N.A. program is a cooperative effort of education and local healthcare providers. Winter C.N.A. classes start on January 6, 2015. For more information about C.N.A. training contact Adult Education at 521-3100 ext.5.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on December 13, 2014 | Read more in: News
Don't miss your chance to see the 2014 Houlton Rotary Auction Live on the Internet:
You may also check for more information on the following adult education course/offerings as seen during the auction:
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on November 24, 2014
A Step on their Career Pathway
The Houlton / Hodgdon Adult Education program would like to present the most recent group of graduates for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Each student has successfully completed the 220 hour certification program, including classroom, lab, and clinical requirements. Additionally, each has completed a step on their career pathways ladder in the health sciences field.
For more information on our career pathways health science programs, contact Adult Education at 521-3100 x5.
From left to right (front row - seated): Becky Russell, Nursing Instructor; (back row): Miranda McClure, Karla Flanders, Krista Maguire, Michelle Moore, and Shelby Lane
Posted by Tracy Rockwell on June 5, 2014 | Read more in: Events
Welcome to “Congratulations Corner”, our local stop where we at the Adult Education office recognize your accomplishments. The staff and teachers at Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education are very excited when students reach certain educational milestones. So let us hightlight such accomplishments. And if you happen to be at our office at the Houlton Higher Education Center, look at the "Congratulations Wall" on the corner, across from the office doors for additional recognition and photo ops.
For this installment of “Congratulations Corner”, we would like to recognize the following students for receiving their CNA Certification:
Nadia Boutot, Courtney Bragan, Robert Cowperthwaite, Kelsey Foster, Lee-Anna Lacharite, Jessaca Perry, Mataya Ryan, Brittany Scott, Valerie Suitter, and Maynard Tingley III.
We would also like to recognize the following students for achieving their Personal Support Specialist (PSS) certification:
Rebecca Hughes, April Levesque, Diana Orris, and Shanisha Sewell
Posted by Tracy Rockwell on July 19, 2013 | Read more in: News
A new chapter in business strategy was written on June 5, 2013 when over a dozen businesses in Aroostook County, Maine met via the Internet to discuss marketing and communications issues at three sites, the Univ. of Maine at Fort Kent, Northern Maine Development Corp. in Caribou, and Region Two Vocational in Houlton. Nancy Marshall from Nancy Marshall Communications facilitated the session through technology provided by the USDA RUS grant and the CONNECT ME authority. Internet-focused business sessions and related adult education classes will be offered across the state of Maine in the fall of 2013.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on June 13, 2013
Monday, October 15, six students traveled to Houlton High School to attend a candidate forum sponsored by LEAD (Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development). Audience members were asked to submit questions to the candidates to hear their position on different issues ranging from energy to education. Candidates participating in the forum are running for state senate and house positions. This activity is part of Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education's participation in the 2012 VERA (Voter Education Registration and Action) project.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on October 19, 2012