Otis Smith, Director of RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education, and David Keaton, Director of Region Two CTE, are pleased to announce the graduates of the Winter Region Two CTE Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Course. Successfully completing the course under the instruction of Region Two PSS Instructor Becky Russel, R.N. were Leanne Chamberlain, Meghann Clark, Isabel Marcus, Jenna Merritt, and Avonlea Rackliff. PSS training is comprised of 50 hours of classroom instruction and prepares individuals to work either in an institutional or home care setting. Adult Education offers several options to assist individuals interested in beginning a career in the Allied Health Care field. If you are interested in exploring your Allied Health Career Pathway options, please call 521-3100, ext. 3154, to schedule an appointment.
Pictured from left to right:
Isabel Marcus, Becky Russell –instructor, Leanne Chamberlain, Avonlea Rackliff, Meghann Clark, and Jenna Merritt.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on March 11, 2016
Otis Smith, Director of RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education, and David Keaton, Director of Region Two CTE, are pleased to announce the graduates of the Region Two CTE Fall 2015 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course. Successfully completing the course under the tutelage of Region Two CNA Instructor of Kim Fox, BSN, were Kimberly Carter, Audrey Doughty, Chelsea Folsom, Elizabeth Gardner, Natalie Hill, Kirsten LaRosa, Libby Taylor, Staci Merritt, Megan Sides, and Shania Stover. CNA training is comprised of 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical experience. For those interested in beginning a career in the Allied Health Care field, Adult Education has another CNA course at Region Two starting January 5, 2016. Online registration for the CNA course is available at sad29.maineadulted.org. For those interested in registering for the CNA course by phone, please contact 521-3100, ext. 3150.
Pictured L to R: Back Row – Kirsten LaRosa, Shania Stover, Chelsea Folsom, Elizabeth Gardner, Taylor Libby, and Natalie Hill. Front Row – Audrey Doughty, Staci Merritt, Kimberley Carter, Megan Sides, and instructor, Kim Fox.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on December 23, 2015
RSU 29/70 and RSU 50 College Transitions Programs are proud to be sponsoring online streaming for the 2015 Houlton Rotary Auction.
Additionally, these two College Transitions programs will also be co-sponsoring, in conjuction with many other area businesses, live streaming of area high school basketball games on the WHOU website this winter.
Adult education is providing many ways for you to connect to your community. Be looking for our huge schedule of winter programming to appear in the Houlton Pioneer Times in December, and remember, When you Think of Getting Ready for College, Think College Transitions.
Posted by Bernadette Farrar on November 23, 2015 | Read more in: News
Otis Smith, Director of RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education, and David Keaton, Director of Region Two CTE, are pleased to announce the graduates of the Region Two CTE Winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course. Successfully completing the course under the tutelage Region Two CNA Instructor of Kim Fox, BSN, were Sydney Bradshaw, Stephanie Kelly, Crystal Ladd, Cassidy LeFay, Barbara Nanton, and Kathryn Wrin. CNA training is comprised of 140 hours of classroom instruction and 80 hours of clinical experience. For those interested in beginning a career in the Allied Health Care field, Adult Education is offering a Personal Support Specialist (PSS) course at Region Two beginning on June 8. Online registration for the PSS course is available at sad29.maineadulted.org. For those interested in a CNA course or registration by phone for the PSS course, please call 521-3100, Ext. 5.
Pictured L to R: Barbara Nanton, Crystal Ladd, Kim Fox – Instructor, Stephanie Kelly, Sydney Bradshaw, and Cassidy LeFay. Also graduating but not pictured – Kathryn Wrin.
Posted by Melody Gonya on June 4, 2015
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