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6B Lions Way • Belfast, Maine 04915
bace@rsu71.org • (207)338-3197 • Fax: (207)338-2960
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COME SMELL THE FLOWERS!

Belfast Adult Education is planning a spring trip to the New England Flower Show in Boston.Trnasportation will be by Cyr Bus Lines.  Registration fee covers transportation and admittance to the show.  For more information check out the program flier.at SPRING_FLOWER_SHOW.pdf

 

Posted by Darrell Gilman  on January 27, 2017

New ART Program

Belfast Adult Education is pleased to announce that Art instruction will be available this fall semester.

The instructor is Leisha Socher.

The course will start on Friday, 21 October 2016 and run for eight weeks.

Each class session will begin at 2:40 and end at 5:40pm.

The course is limited to 6 students and will be held at the Learning Center at 6B Lions Way.

Contact the main office at 338-3197 for further information.

 

Posted by Darrell Gilman  on September 22, 2016 | Read more in: News

Change in Adult Education Delivery Requirements

The education departments at both the federal and state levels  have mandated that local adult education programs address work force/career instruction as well as the usual academic instruction.  An introduction to the new delivery model is presented below with key points of interest.

Belfast Adult Education

Individual Life Plan (ILP)

 Overview

 

The model for delivery of adult education instruction continues to evolve since it was first introduced during the American colonial period.  Initially, adult learners received instruction in basic reading writing and math skills designed to support an agrarian, or farming, society.  The advent of the Industrial Revolution saw instruction added to the model that provided skills training for specific factory job skills.  Also, for the first time, adult education leaders saw a need for workers to receive training in recreational pursuits for the individual peace of mind.  Hence, the general enrichment concept was added to the model. 

 

During the years since World War II the individual job skills training function has given way to a formal process for work force training and retraining.  This process has led to comprehensive instruction for a wide variety of industrial trades.  Now known as Career and Technical Education (CTE), this component of adult education instruction has set the stage for the creation of technical centers, schools and colleges in which adult learners pursue instruction leading to certificates of accomplishment, associate degrees, or combination degrees through articulation agreements with universities.  Many adult learners, having elected to enter the work force rather than attend post-secondary education immediately after high school, have been confronted with the need for more education to keep pace with the needs of society.  The last couple of decades have seen the implementation of training programs designed specifically for those adults who did not attend a university or college to transition into that environment. 

 

The current form of the adult education instructional model takes the academic preparation process, couples it with work force training and integrates them with planning, goal setting and staff advising into a comprehensive, life-long plan.  This Individual Life Plan (ILP) is designed to provide individuals with a combination of knowledge, skills and an understanding of work place dynamics with the opportunity to not only obtain a job, but to pursue a life-long career.  The concept, known as Career Pathways, is designed to provide adult learners with a flexible blueprint for exploration of a wide range of learning opportunities.  This plan is a working document jointly created by learner and program staff and is, by nature and design, fluid.  It can be revisited, reviewed and revised whenever the learner wishes.

 

The ILP addresses two major components that will focus on the accumulation of skills and knowledge necessary to assist the adult learner to prepare for a life-long career.  The first is academic preparation.  This component will address the formal learning that needs to be accomplished and could include basic skills, high school completion, college transition, or skills refreshers. The second component is work force and career exploration and skills development.  This component will address the seven aspects of career exploration namely, career awareness, exploration, assessment, planning, career-related content, completion/certification and transition.

 

The remainder of the ILP document serves as a template for the learner to use in the development of a personal career guide.  Once again, the emphasis on plan development is that it is flexible, not rigid; ever evolving rather than constant; and that it belongs to YOU rather than the local adult education program. 

 

Posted by Darrell Gilman  on September 3, 2013 | Read more in: News

Welcome to our website!

Welcome to our web site!  We hope that you will take advantage of the exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.  Our website is a part of the Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at http://www.maineadulted.org, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.  Some of these features include:  Registering online if your program permits it, read the Latest news and events and review Frequently Asked Questions.  Thank you, and we hope you enjoy this adult education website.

 

Posted by Darrell Gilman  on November 9, 2008 | Read more in: News

 
 

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