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


with Jean Pierre Akayezu/Trace Salter

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

The purpose of this program is to prepare English Language Learner students for the Knowledge portion of the CDL Class B permit exam. Students will use the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle handbook and online resources to prepare for the multiple choice exam. After completing the course, students have the opportunity to be hired by local employers as a bus driver trainee.

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Prerequisites: CASAS score 225+, US work authorization, current Class D Maine driver's license, approved application

To apply: There is an application process to enroll in this class. To begin your application, click here. The deadline to apply is December 22.

Need assistance paying for this class? Scholarship money is available to those who qualify. 

Renewable Energy Careers: Intro to Solar Panels
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Renewable Energy Careers: Intro to Solar Panels


with Jean Pierre Akayezu, Revision Energy

Calendar Feb 26, 2024

           Coming Soon! Final Dates to be Announced.

This program is a partnership between Portland Adult Education and ReVision Energy. Designed for non-native English speakers, students will receive OSHA 10-Hour Training Program Certification, an introduction to  solar photovoltaic installation and systems, and connection to employers to prepare for a career in renewable energy. Due to grant funding, this program is free for accepted students.

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Prerequisites: ESOL Level 5, approved application, interview. Preference given to those with US work authorization.

To apply: There is an application process to enroll in this pre-apprenticeship. To begin your applicaiton, click here.

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