Free support for adults transitioning to college

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LEWISTON — Lewiston Adult Education will offer two programs to assist adults interested in transitioning into a college degree program: the College Transition Program and the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program.

The courses are available at no cost to participants, and will help those who have been away from school refresh academic, computer and study skills before enrolling in college courses.

Participants will also be eligible for one college credit at Central Maine Community College in recognition of their successful completion of either of these programs.

In the College Transition Program, participants will spend time reviewing the reading, writing, math and computer skills that will be necessary to do college-level work. Students will also practice study skills that will have been proven successful for many adults as they transition to doing academic work in college courses.

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The program will also provide support as participants consider which kinds of college programs and careers they would like to pursue. Adults in the College Transition Program will use skill and interest inventories to learn about which kinds of careers they might find most rewarding.

Participants will complete college and financial aid applications, and learn about scholarships available to adults entering college.

Specific programming is also available for adults interested in preparing for a career in health care.

The Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program will include all components of the College Transition Program, plus heath care-specific career advising, networking and academic science skill refreshing. This program is ideal for an adult interested in going to college to become a registered nurse, medical assistant, lab tech, radiologic tech or other health care professional.

The College and Career Transition programs will begin the week of May 24. Candidates for the programs must complete a CASAS assessment prior to applying. Participants may sign up for morning, afternoon or evening meeting times. Call 795-4141 for a list of upcoming CASAS testing dates and times.

For more information on these or other summer programs at Lewiston Adult Education, visit www.lewistonadulted.org.

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