Adult and Community Education

Announcements about upcoming classes and events.

Elaine Ouellette's Stamp Camp scheduled for October 2, 2021 has been moved to October 9, 2021. See you then!

New Professional Development Opportunities

Houlton Adult Ed. will be offering a CNA meds class online this summer for $1100.00! For more information please contact Van Buren Adult Ed. at 868-5758.

Presque Isle Adult Ed is offering Phlebotomy in the fall for $1350. This is a certificate program that is also worth 3 college credits! There is an application process so please call Van Buren Adult Ed. at 868-5758 and we can help you get started. If there is no answer please leave a message; we'll get right back to you!

Worm Composting

Interested in learning more about worm composting and/or starting your own worm bin? Jock Worm Bins of Gorham, Maine will be holding a workshop at Van Buren Adult Education during the week of May 10 (exact day to be determined). This 1.5 - 2 hour class will likely be held from 6 - 8 pm. Jock will provide all needed materials and the only cost to participants will be a $5.00 registration fee.

Contact Van Buren Adult Ed at 868-5758 or asap if you are interested. We only have room for 5 participants!


Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Training is available through Presque Isle Adult Ed from February 24 - April 5. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 8:15 and can be attended in person or via Zoom. The cost for this training and certification is $185. Register at or call LeRae at 764-4776 for further information. Van Buren Adult Ed can help you with technological support if you need it. Call us at 868-5758.

Are you interested in exploring a career in childcare? Check out the link below for an opportunity being offered through Presque Isle Adult Education.


Behavioral Health Professional Training

with Jeff Carpenter and Woodfords Family Service


Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life while earning competitive wages? Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to many of Maine’s neediest children and their families. And the need in our area is great!!

As a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) you will be given the opportunity to make an immediate impact on children's growth and development while working a flexible schedule that meets your needs.

This ONLINE training program will equip you with the skills required to help children who are currently on a waiting list for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. The entire training will take about 45 hours. You must be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course. There is an administration fee of $25.

Call Van Buren Adult Ed at 868-5758 for details.

If you are interested in a very basic computer class that includes things such as purchasing your first computer, turning it on, and setting up an email account, Justin Martin is willing to put one together. Please let us know if you are interested by calling 868-5758. If there is no answer, just leave a message that includes your name and phone number. We'll get back to you asap!

2021 Fall Brochure.pdf

Contact : Glenda (Beth) Paradis