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Becoming An Online Learner

Free

with Stephanie Burns

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

How do adults juggle jobs, familes and going back to school? Online learning provides the flexibility and freedom to get the education you want, on your terms.

In this class we will explore the online education community and give you tips on managing classwork, getting back into the learning groove and the basic tools to not sweat the technology. Mastering a few simple steps will allow you to focus on the content and demands of your class.

We'll discuss the differences between bricks and mortar, blended, and online learning experiences and will address many of the questions you may have about returning to school via an online format.

Budgeting Basics

Free

with Sherrie Brann

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in developing your spending and saving plans.

Building Self-Confidence

Free

with Sherrie Brann

Calendar Mar 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Self-confidence is important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet many of us struggle to find it. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned. Whether you are looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, attend this class to learn concrete tools to help you build your confidence and keep it strong.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults
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Essentials of College Planning for Adults

Free

with Teri Mann

Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Please call Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) at 800-281-3703 to register for this FREE workshop.

This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills.

The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure.

The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail.

Career options and counseling are introduced.

Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study skills are discussed.

The participant receives The Essentials of College Planning Workbook, The Post Secondary Guide to Education in Maine, The Student Guide, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

FAFSA and Financial Aid Workshop

Free

with Teri Mann

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Financial Aid Workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources.

Upon completion of this workshop, the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable.

Participants should bring their last year's income details to the workshop.

Participants should be current college students or prospective college students who have attended an earlier session of Essentials of College Planning.

 

Get to Know Google

Free

with Stephanie Burns

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Google is far more than a search engine!

  • Learn about finding images and videos.
  • Discover more efficient ways to plan your travel routes.
  • Have news alerts on specific topics sent to your inbox.
  • Translate your emails to a foreign language to confound your family and friends.
  • Keep up to date on the latest stock quotes.
  • Browse the vast virtual library.
  • Keep your schedule manageable by using the free calendar.
  • Manage word processing documents and spreadsheets in one easy location.
  • Make telephone calls for free.
  • Organize your photos.

Sorry, but Google cannot clean your house or walk the dog...Yet.

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Reading Skills For College
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Reading Skills For College

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with Gisele Cinq-Mars

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 16 weeks
This is a preparatory course for college bound students who need to increase their comprehension skills and improve their vocabulary skills. Students will learn and practice strategies intended to increase their ability to analyze information, compare and contrast ideas in text, evaluate information and understand a variety of literature. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to pass the Accuplacer test and comprehend college level material. Students are required to take the CASAS Reading test prior to enrollment. Call 582-3774 to register.

Resumé Basics

Free

with Diana Twombly

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There are many important aspects to a resumé and everyone has a different way of putting one together. In most cases, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to write a resumé. However, there are resumés that are more successful than others in getting you an interview and into your next career opportunity.

This workshop will review the basics of resumé how-tos with a 30-minute Q&A session to follow.

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