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RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Business & Skills Training

Tech Spot


with Lynn Perry

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 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, Outer Reach Broadband, and the RSU 54 Technology Staff.

Microsoft Excel - Advanced


with Val Landry

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 8:30 am

During this session, you will learn how to hide data, split and freeze a window, create ranges, understand the name manager, learn additional functions, copy and paste special, sort data, and learn the power of filters. Some examples of using Microsoft Excel as a Practical Tool:

  • Amortization Table – Quickly determine monthly payment due on any loan, showing principal payment, interest, and total accumulated interest. Provides users with the ability to shop for the best interest rate and see savings instantly.
  • Jeopardy Game – Create this game for use in your classroom as a teaching tool or at home to entertain family and friends. You will be amazed at what you can create in Excel.

This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Learn about Technology Careers


with Brandi Greenleaf

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Join staff from Outer Reach Broadband, a Maine-owned internet service provider, to learn more about all the career opportunities available in Maine today. 

With the expansion of internet availability in the state of Maine, comes the expansion of job availability. From sales and customer service to networking and installation, there is a strong demand for workers in all fields of the industry. Outer Reach will be there to answer all your industry and job-related questions. Bring your resume and talk to them on the spot about open positions!

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Using Gmail Effectively
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Using Gmail Effectively


with National Digital Equity Center

Calendar May 8, 2024 at 2:30 pm

Email is a means of communicating with others, throughout the world, in a fast and efficient. manner. This class will cover the terms and techniques necessary to use email in an efficient, safe and organized manner.

Requirements for this class - no devices required, just bring yourself.

To register - click on this link:  Using Gmail Effectively 

Basic Life Support - May 8, 2024


with Denise White, MSN/RN

Calendar May 8, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

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). 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.  

Note:  The tuition helps defray the cost of renting the computerized mannikins and AED trainers.


Full Course

Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund


Alice Haiss of Skowhegan worked as an adult education teacher for many years as part of the Somerset County Basic Skills Program.  She was a literacy, basic skills, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language teacher at the program's Learning Center.  She also taught GED Preparation, basic and life skills at the Somerset County Jail for years.  During that period, she took part in a federal grant project called the Esteem Machine that combined the teaching of life skills with academic skills.

Haiss also worked for Educational Skills, Inc., where she facilitated Project Resiliency, and intervention program to prevent female juvenile offenders from being incarcerated at a youth correctional center.  The program focused on the development of problem solving, communication, team-building, and self-esteem building.

This scholarship will benefit any adult education learner who are pursuing education or training in high demand, high skill, or high wage occupations.

Awards will be announced yearly at the Adult Education Graduation in June.

Stop by the office to pick up your application!

Boosting Your Website Traffic


with UGot Class

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results.No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. 

Introduction to Natural Health & Healing
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Introduction to Natural Health & Healing


with Ed2Go

To register - click here.

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? In this course, you'll learn about the various stages of health and illness and discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Using a variety of methods like diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more, you'll explore way to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing!

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