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PO Box 624 • 64 West Street • Biddeford, ME 04005
adulted@biddefordschooldepartment.org • 207-282-3883 • Fax: 207-286-9581
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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 atwww.maine.gov/connectme and check the speed on your internet connection.

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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

 
 

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PO Box 624 • 64 West Street • Biddeford, ME 04005
adulted@biddefordschooldepartment.org • 207-282-3883 • Fax: 207-286-9581