Adult and Community Education

Announcements about upcoming classes and events.


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.

CNA Class

We have an upcoming CNA class that is planned to start on March 23. This date could be pushed back some (if COVID causes shutdowns) as the instructor (in Houlton) is currently finishing a class and that needs to end first. If there is a date change, it should be minor. Some details are still not decided but here is what is known for sure:

  • The class will run from March through June every other day

  • The class will run during the day from 8-4 (exact dates and times later). some weeks it will be T/TH, other weeks, it will be M/W/F. A more detailed schedule to come later.

  • The class will originate in Houlton using zoom. The Houlton instructor is prepared for all classroom teaching and labs in preparation for clinicals. Some labs can be completed on zoom, others cannot. She is willing to travel to students occasionally if needed to complete some of the labs. Those details can be worked out later as the need arises.

  • Students will be given information about the zoom connection. This can be done at home or at our site for those students who need help with technology or just prefer a quieter space to attend class. I am not sure yet how we will conduct testing.

  • This class will run regardless how many students are signed up. It will be shared across the county so there may be students joining from programs outside of the Valley.

  • Cost will be $690. This is significantly less than usual as local facilities will be conducting the clinicals for students.

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.

We will be offering a CNA course beginning in January, 2021. Specific details are not available yet but this online class is definitely going to happen! Call Adult Ed at 868-5758 to begin the application process. Borderview in Van Buren is willing to cover the $900 tuition for those who are interested. Call us!

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.

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Contact : Glenda (Beth) Paradis