TechHire Maine

TechHire Maine is connecting Maine’s workforce to careers in information technology and computing. This program serves individuals who are out of secondary school; have an interest in information technology and computing; and lack the educational attainment, work experiences, and/or skill level to secure full-time employment in middle or high-skill tech-based jobs. Features Include: Individualized education and training plans based on participants’ needs
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YCJ Greenhouse Partnership Update

Seeds are quickly sprouting in York County Jail’s greenhouse, in the courtyard, and around the county, with two recent eight pound donations of lettuce and spinach to the York County Shelter Programs Food Pantry in Alfred. Other area food pantries will also receive donations depending on the days they are open and when harvests are ready. Massabesic Center for Adult
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Student Testimonial from Graduation 2016

We would like to thank John Banfield, 2016 MCAL Adult Education graduate, for his very inspiring testimonial! John took Adult Education and College Transitions classes while incarcerated at York County Jail, and admitted, “When I began this journey it was not for the right reasons…and after taking some classes, began to change my thoughts…then began to change my self.” He
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Skills and Savings, One Stitch at a Time

In an effort to find “something different,” York County Jail (YCJ) purchased a computerized embroidery machine to complement the monogramming machines recently donated by L.L.Bean. In the past, they contracted with a vendor that used a Massachusetts jail program to monogram their uniforms. Administrators liked the quality of work done, and looked into replicating this kind of program. The embroidery
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Growing Vegetables, Flowers and Perennial Skills

Inmates at YCJ had been gardening at the jail for a while, when the greenhouse project started two years ago. It was staffed with a coordinator, then stagnated for a while due to staff and budget constraints. Having a renewed focus this year, YCJ staff reached out to Barbara Gauvin, Director of MCAL (Massabesic Center for Adult Learning).  As with
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Delving Into Your Past With Genealogy

Have you ever thought about your family’s history? Things like, “Where exactly did they live before immigrating to the United States?” Or “What did they do for work ‘back in the old country’?” Or “Why am I the only one in my family with red hair?” Or “Where does my love for teaching come from?” I have asked myself these
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Is Going to College Your Dream?

What is your dream and how will you make it a reality? Going to college or returning to school can be a frightening experience. Massabesic Center for Adult Learning (MCAL) offers college preparatory classes, career advising, and ongoing support for adult learners who dream of going to college and making a better life for themselves and their families. College Transitions
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Turn the Hobby You Love Into a Career You Love

MCAL works with ed2go to bring you online courses designed to help you turn your passion into a career! Each of these courses are $84.00 or less! Start Your Own Arts & Crafts Business How to Make Money From Your Writing Publish & Sell Your E-books Growing Plants for Fun and Profit Start a Pet Sitting Business Start Your Own
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Exercise Benefits the Brain

There are many known benefits of regular exercise: reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. And don’t forget weight loss, lowered blood pressure, lower incidence of depression, or just looking better! This Harvard Health Blog describes how research continues to find benefits of exercise: “In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that
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Online Courses Through Ed2go and MCAL

Register today for online courses that you can take from the comfort of your home. Ed2go is the industry leader in online learning for adults! Massabesic Center for Adult Learning offers 48 courses in twelve categories: Health Care & Medical, Computer Applications, Technology, Personal Development, Business, Accounting & Finance, Teaching & Education, Writing & Publishing, Language & Arts, Design &
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