Skip to main content
The page you are viewing is from Biddeford Adult Education and has been specially formatted for printing
Maine Adult Education Association

Biddeford Adult Education

Divider line
PO Box 624 • 64 West Street • Biddeford, ME 04005 • 207-282-3883 • Fax: 207-286-9581

News & Events

Monthly Story Hour

Congratulations to our Family Literacy Program that hosted 23 participants for it's October Monthly Story Hour on Wednesday, October 21st.  If you are interested, our next one will be Wednesday, November 18th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at our Learning Center.  Need more information?  Contact Julie at 282-6511 or




Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on October 23, 2015 | Read more in: News and Events

Upcoming Classes


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on October 22, 2015 | Read more in: News

BAE 2nd Annual European Trip


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on April 21, 2015 | Read more in: News and Events

Trash to Treasure

Hello Everyone:

I wanted to get out the information on our Trash to Treasure Show on Saturday, May 2nd from 9am – 3pm.  It’s going to be held at the JFK Memorial School on West Street in Biddeford .  It’s a great building and tons of space to spread out in, and very easy to get to.

This event is an opportunity to sell some of your Scrapbooking / Card Making & Paper Crafting supplies, or just to come to shop and get some great deals.  We’ve already advertised in some local papers and more ads will be going out closer to the event.  Please pass the word out to everyone you know, we’re hoping to get a great showing.

Tables will be available for $15.00 per 6 foot table.  Payment will be due the day of the sale.  Also, 2 chairs will be provided at your space for you.  You can set up at 8am Saturday morning, or come by the night before between 5pm – 6:30pm and set up then.  This event will be held in their huge multipurpose room which is on ground level for ease of loading and unloading.   We’re asking anyone that sets up a table, to please provide a small donation to be given out as prizes throughout the day.  We’ll also have door prizes as well.  The Biddeford Adult Ed Program will be providing food for sale throughout the day.

If you would like to register for a table, please contact:

                         Mary Pelkey

Or myself          Marilee Fakory

If you have any questions, please contact me.  Pass on the word and hope to see you all there.

Thank you,



Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on March 27, 2015 | Read more in: News

Biddeford Adult Education Graduates 2 CNA Classes

December 30th, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 7 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant class.

From L to R: Patti Feda, R.N. Instructor; Kati Duncan; Jillian Dee; Alicia White; Caitlin Beaulieu; Jessica Hebert; Jayde Foresman; Christina Gray; and Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader.

January 22nd, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 5 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant Class.

From L to R: Jessica Pinkerton; Ivy Mahaka; Kathy Bickford, R.N., Instructor; Michele VanderBloeman; Kimberly Alberts; and Francoise Harushimana

Congratulations to all our new C.N.A. Students.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 29, 2015 | Read more in: News

Biddeford Adult Education wins AWARD!!!

Biddeford Adult Education honored by world’s largest association of continuing education and lifelong learning providers

River Falls, Wis.: Learning Resources Network (LERN) selected Biddeford Adult Education as the top winner for its marketing among lifelong learning and continuing education providers. Biddeford Adult Education was selected from more than 140 applicants from across North America.

While many programs are cutting back on print brochures – and experiencing enrollment declines – this program increased brochure distribution to 22,000 homes through direct mailing rather than dropping them in the local newspaper as they had done in the past.

Biddeford’s brochure strategy worked. Revenue increased 78 percent and online registrations increased by 53 percent. Class cancellations decreased by 40 percent.

“The print brochure is still the centerpiece of marketing for the field of lifelong learning and continuing education,” said Julie Coates, Vice President for LERN Core Services. “Here is more proof.”

Biddeford Adult Education was honored during the LERN International Awards at the 2014 LERN Annual Conference, Nov. 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.

Pictured above:  Anne Beaulieu, Administrative Assistant/BAE; Bill Draves, President of LERN; Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader/BAE; Paulette Bonneau, Director/BAE


About LERN: Learning Resources Network (LERN) is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning offering training and information and consulting services to providers of education and training. LERN, founded in 1974, provides practical, how-to “Information that Works” to about 6,000 members worldwide. LERN serves a range of institutions including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and associations.



Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 14, 2015 | Read more in: News

New and Exciting Course

Biddeford Adult Education is offering a new course this semester and we are very proud to do it in conjunction with W.I.T.S. and the YMCA of Northern York County.

Personal Trainer National Certification

According to the latest fitness industry salary guide, Personal Trainers are earning on average of $34 an hour.  Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the thousands of club employers that seek out our graduates each semester. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a 8-week period for better retention and hands on skill competency. The national exams are held on the 9th week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that walks many graduates right into a job!! The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED and a 30-hour internship are required to receive the certificate.  W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components.  You will be prepared to work with clients and stand out in any gym as “the expert” in your field.

Orientation: 2/28
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: J.F.K. Kindergarten Center/Conf. Room

Date: Sat., 3/14-5/16
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Lecture
Location: J.F.K. Kindergarten Center/Conf. Room
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Training
Location: YMCA, 3 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford

Cost: $695


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on August 18, 2014 | Read more in: News

Electrical TrainingSSSSS

We have 2 new courses that we've just added to our list of courses:

National Electrical Code 2014

Date: Thurs., Feb 27 - July 17
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Center of Technology
Cost: $279 Res/$285 Non-res PLUS $76 Textbook

Electrical Training Level 1

Date: Mon & Wed March 3 - December 3
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Center of Technology
Cost for Level 1: $760 PLUS cost of Text

For more information or to register, click on the course title above.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 28, 2014 | Read more in: News

Community Connection for High Speed, Broadband Internet Technical Assistance

ConnectME for High-Speed, Broadband Internet Technical Assistance.

Biddeford Adult Education program is your ConnectME source for information on how you can use Maine’s expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization.

ConnectMe Authority IconLook for this symbol in our catalog. It identifies courses and workshops where you’ll learn about high-speed internet connectivity. This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority. Learn more and check the speed on your internet connection.


The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

State Broadband Infrastructure Program                           
Award Number 23-50-M09062  


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on May 10, 2013 | Read more in: News

Accepting CNA Applications

Biddeford Adult Education is accepting applications for our next CNA courses.  Click HERE to get your application. Call  Sue at 282-3883 for more information.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on July 1, 2011 | Read more in: News


© 2015 Biddeford Adult Education
PO Box 624 • 64 West Street • Biddeford, ME 04005 • 207-282-3883 • Fax: 207-286-9581