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Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund

Calendar Aug 16, 2021

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.

Click Here for an Application

Certified Nursing Assistant - Medication (CNA-M)


with Diane Sinclair

Calendar Dec 10, 2021

A Certified Nursing Assistant – Medication Aide is an experienced CNA who has completed additional training to administer non-injectable medications to patients who are 4 years of age or older.  These aides may work in nursing facilities, assisted living centers, state mental health institutions, county jails and state correctional facilities. 

RSU54 Adult & Community Education in Skowhegan in collaboration with Mount Joseph Residence & Rehabilitation in Waterville, Maine will be offering a CNA-M course*.  The cost of this course is $1,440.00

This course requires 120 hours of training, labs and clinical. Prerequisites: active and in good standing on the Maine State CNA Registry with no disqualifying annotations; have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time employment as a CNA prior to taking the course; and achieved a 10th grade level on a reading comprehension assessment.

Applications Due Friday, December 10, 2021

 Click Here for a PDF of the Application

*Classes will start January 11, 2022, and will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, ending February 23, 2022.  All classes, labs, and clinicals will be at MSJ in Waterville.

Payment plan available: $300 deposit plus 4 payments of $285.00, paid weekly.

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