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RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Business & Skills Training

Photoshop - Independent Study & Projects


with Lynn Perry

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Photoshop students from previous sessions will continue this fall in an eight-week independent study format. Students will fine tune their projects using photo enhancement for lighting, color and size; and add artistic elements with filters, text and framing. No class on 10/9/23.

Others who have been using Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are welcome to join the group for project support. The aim of this class is not traditional instruction but to create a place for group sharing, support and experimentation.

$20 materials will be collected.

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Life Skills


with Jean Philpot

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 5 pm

In this class, especially designed for adults with learning challenges, students will enhance everyday life skills by improving their basic reading, writing, and problem-solving proficiencies.

Participants will work toward developing customer service, teamwork, and business skills by operating a small café.

 Learners set their own individualized goals and work toward them in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Contact the Adult Education office for additional information.

Tech Spot


with Lynn Perry

Calendar Sep 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm


The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project that offers technology advice and tutoring to adults from throughout our school district.

Examples of possible help sessions include general computer operation, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance with some software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.

FMI or to schedule an appointment with the Tech Spot staff, please call the Adult Education office at 474-7553.

Project partners include RSU 54 Adult & Community Education, Town of Skowhegan, and the RSU 54 Technology Staff.

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Basic Blacksmithing
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Basic Blacksmithing


with Steve Anderson

In this two-day, introductory course explore the basics of the blacksmithing trade. Learn everything from wearing safety clothes to building and managing a coal fire. Learn what tools are needed to bend, twist, punch, drift, and forge shoulders. After watching demonstrations of specific blacksmithing techniques and tool use, students will be provided practice time.

Thursday, October 5 - 6pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, October 7 - 8am to 4pm (lunch included)


There is a $10.00 fee for materials and fuel which will be paid to the instructor on Thursday night.

Basic Life Support - October 11, 2023


with Denise White, RN/MSN

Calendar Oct 11, 2023 at 4 pm

In this one-night training, learn the essentials of recognizing respiratory and cardiac arrest and effectively beginning emergency treatment.  Participants will learn CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Upon successful completion, participants will receive an AHA CPR certification and card. Students will need to pick up and review the BLS Provider Manual prior to class so that they are prepared for an open-book test at the end of the training.  

iPhone Basics
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iPhone Basics


with National Digital Equity Center

Calendar Oct 12, 2023 at 6 pm

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPhone. Requirements for this class: an iPhone connected to the internet.

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Quickbooks Desktop


with Val Landry

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 8:30 am

During the three sessions you will learn how to create a new company, set up preferences, explore and customize the dashboard, record transactions, customize lists, create recurring transactions, prepare estimates and reports, and create/edit lists. For this workshop you will need to have your own Quickbooks Desktop version. There is also an option to sign up for access to Quickbooks Desktop account for a monthly fee of $30 that can be canceled at any time. This will be arranged by the program.

This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Microsoft Excel - Basics


with Val Landry

Calendar Oct 26, 2023 at 8:30 am

During this workshop, you will learn how to navigate a simple Excel worksheet, enter data in a worksheet, use basic math functions, do basic formatting, how to replicate data, use built-in functions and work with columns and rows.

This is a live online class using ZOOM.

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