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Bridge to Healthcare Careers- Morning Session
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Bridge to Healthcare Careers- Morning Session

$1,250

with Multiple

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

This program assists students with an interest in pursuing a healthcare career with the English skills they need to take their next step. Students build reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, they explore the healthcare opportunities available here in Maine and set short and long-term goals for a future career in healthcare.  Students are required to enroll in a Digital Skills for Learning and the Workplace class or document their digital skills through completion of a test prior to the start of class. 

Click here for more information.   Click here for the program schedule.

Prerequisites: CASAS score of 222-237, approved application and interview

To apply: Click here. Here is an application process to join this program.

The deadline to apply is August 19.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

CDL Class B Permit Prep Course
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CDL Class B Permit Prep Course

$345

with Jean Pierre Akayezu/Trace Salter

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 13 weeks

The purpose of this online program is to prepare English language learners for the Commercial Driver's License Class B permit test. Students also receive practice so that they can take the Passenger (Bus) Vehicle and School Bus endorsements as part of their permit application. A Class B Maine license allows drivers to operate a vehicle up to 26,000 pounds. Past students have been hired as bus drivers at a variety of locations in the Portland area, including MetroBus and Portland Public Schools. Students will be using the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle handbook and online resources to prepare for the multiple choice exam. 

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Click here for the schedule.

Prerequisites: CASAS score 217+, US work authorization, current Class D Maine driver's license, approved application, interview

To apply: There is an application process to enroll. To begin your application, click here. The deadline to apply is August 19.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Microsoft Office

$232

with Barbara Mascarenas

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

This class is intended for the person who has had little practice using Microsoft Products, but with basic digital competency. We will use MS Word to create and edit documents containing images, graphs and hyperlinks. We will use Excel to create and edit basic spreadsheets, using it to calculate and organize data. Everyone will create presentations in PowerPoint, learning to animate text and images and incorporate media like video, music and voice recording. Each student will learn how to use skills they learn about effective presentations to deliver one to the class. We will learn to navigate screens between Google and Microsoft Office. We will learn about Office 365, One Drive file sharing and Teams. 

Prerequisites: Completion of Digital Skills for the Workplace or completion of basic computer skills test, CASAS score of 238+

The deadline to register in this class is August 19.

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org for the application.

Quickbooks Online

$232

with Deb Seigars

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

This course uses Quickbooks accounting software in an office environment. Areas covered include setting up an accounting system, accounts receivable and payable, reconciliation, adjusting journal entries, and financial statement generation.

Prerequisites: Accounting 1 or instructor approval, CASAS score of 238+

The deadline to register for this class is August 19.

Need assistance paying for this course? Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org to request a scholarship application form.

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Teller Training Program
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Teller Training Program

$1,069

with Multiple

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 22 weeks

A 22 week program, offered in partnership with ProsperityME, which prepares English language learners for entry level careers in the banking world. Students complete two core courses in the first term of the program, Digital Skills for Learning and the Workplace and Foundational Skills for Professional Careers. After their successful completion, then students complete a national bank teller curriculum called Today’s Teller, co-taught by representatives from local financial institutions. Students also complete Writing, Communication, and Workplace Culture class and a Career Planning Capstone course. Students leave the program with a Today's Teller certificate from the Center for Financial Training and Education Association (CFTEA).

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Prerequisites: CASAS score 228+, high school diploma or equivalency, approved application, interview, US work authorization preferred

To apply: There is an application process to enroll in this program. Click here to begin your application. The deadline to submit an application is August 19.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Bridge to Healthcare Careers- Evening Session
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Bridge to Healthcare Careers- Evening Session

$1,250

with Multiple

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This program assists students with an interest in pursuing a healthcare career with the English skills they need to take their next step. Students build reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, they explore the healthcare opportunities available here in Maine and set short and long-term goals for a future career in healthcare.  Students are required to enroll in a Digital Skills for Learning and the Workplace class or document their digital skills through completion of a test prior to the start of class. 

Click here for more information.   Click here for the program schedule.

Prerequisites: CASAS score of 222-237, approved application and interview

To apply: Click here. Here is an application process to join this program.

The deadline to apply is August 19.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Accounting 2 and 3

$272

with Deb Seigars

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Building from Introduction to Accounting, this course emphasizes the use of special journals, subsidiary ledgers, proving ledgers, payroll activites, uncollectible accounts receivables, aging of accounts, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, distribution of dividends needed for a Merchandise Corporation. 

In the second half of the class, this course introduces other accounting processes and concepts for completing the accounting cycle. Worksheets are introduced that assist in the recording of year-end adjustments, closing the company’s books for a reporting period, calculating federal income taxes and the final preparation of financial statements. Other topics include distributing dividends for a merchandising business, interpreting a company’s results of operations through various financial analysis methodologies, internal and external auditing procedures and career options in the accounting field. 

Prerequisite: Intro to Accounting or approval from instructor

The deadline to register is August 19.

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org for the application.

QuickBooks Online Advanced

$116

with Deb Seigars

Calendar Sep 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Designed for students experienced with QuickBooks, this course covers such functions as inventory, payroll, customizing forms and reports, and fiscal end preparation. Students will build upon their QuickBooks knowledge.

Prerequisite: completion of QuickBooks

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email davenm@portlandschools.org for the application.





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