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Tech Spot

with Lynn Perry

Feb
27

February 27th to May 16th, 2024

SESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT

The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project that offers technology advice and tutoring to adults from throughout our school district.

Examples of possible help sessions include general computer operation, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance with some software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.

FMI or to schedule an appointment with the Tech Spot staff, please call the Adult Education office at 474-7553.

Project partners include RSU 54 Adult & Community Education, Town of Skowhegan, Outer Reach Broadband, and the RSU 54 Technology Staff.

Applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

with Brandi Greenleaf

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Outer Reach Broadband is excited to host and "Affordable Connectivity Program" sign-up event. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, health-care, and more.  The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. You do not have to be an Outer Reach Broadband customer to participate in the event.

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Alice Haiss of Skowhegan worked as an adult education teacher for many years as part of the Somerset County Basic Skills Program.  She was a literacy, basic skills, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language teacher at the program's Learning Center.  She also taught GED Preparation, basic and life skills at the Somerset County Jail for years.  During that period, she took part in a federal grant project called the Esteem Machine that combined the teaching of life skills with academic skills.

Haiss also worked for Educational Skills, Inc., where she facilitated Project Resiliency, and intervention program to prevent female juvenile offenders from being incarcerated at a youth correctional center.  The program focused on the development of problem solving, communication, team-building, and self-esteem building.

This scholarship will benefit any adult education learner who are pursuing education or training in high demand, high skill, or high wage occupations.

Awards will be announced yearly at the Adult Education Graduation in June.

Stop by the office to pick up your application!