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Portland Adult Education



Workforce Skills Training

Microsoft Office Suite 2

$116

with Virginie Akimana

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is intended for the person who has prior experience using Microsoft Office products. We will cover work related skills; building tables, mail merge and graphics using Word. We will create a slide show using PowerPoint that will include graphics, transition and animations. Additionally, we will explore MS Outlook and Outlook calendar. This will be taught using Microsoft Teams as the remote platform.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Suite 1 or instructor approval

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

Workplace Communication

$116

with Taika Brand

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to more successfully and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, and teams in an office environment. Skills covered include listening, oral communication that involves speaking assertively, positively, and clearly, and handling difficult situations in the workplace with conflict resolution skills. Other skills practiced will include customer service communication skills and communication issues in a team-based environment and how to ace an interview.

Need help paying for this course? Scholarship money is available to those that qualify. Email davenm@portlandschools.org to get the application form.

Writing for the Workplace

$131

with Briana Bizier

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Gain the skills and confidence to write effectively in today's workplace. Using a series of writing exercises, you will learn how to compose clear business letters, memos, and emails and format them correctly. Brush up on punctuation, sentence structure, and basic grammar rules to give your documents a final polish. PAE certificate and academic students should discuss this course with their advisor before registering.

Course fee includes cost of book, $15.

Prerequisite: Basic Computer course or familiarity with computers

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

Multilingual Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program
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Multilingual Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program

$875

with Aimee Biba

Calendar Mar 11, 2024 at 8:30 am

Certification course to become a CNA for English Language Learners held at Portland Adult Education. Students first complete Medical Terminology, before beginning the CNA training course and a supported English course for academic support. 

Stipend of up to $2,000 available for those who qualify.

Click here to learn more.    Click here for the program schedule. 

Prerequisites: CASAS score of 225-230 with medical background, otherwise CASAS score of 230-239; high school diploma or equivalent; approved application including two letters of reference; immunizations required; US work authorization

 To begin your application: Click here to start the application process. The deadline to enroll is December 22.

Scholarship money is available to those who qualify.





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