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Acadia National Park: How to Get a Job! F17
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Acadia National Park: How to Get a Job! F17

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with Heather Cooney

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula offers many exciting employment opportunities each year through the summer season. Seasonal employees in the Maintenance Division support the park in diverse ways. We maintain the paved roads and carriage roads, maintain and rehabilitate 156 miles of trails, clean, maintain and repair all buildings and facilities, run an automotive repair shop, and respond to equipment and utility service calls throughout the park. The Maintenance Division is always looking for new people to bring their skills and enthusiasm to the program. Join us for an informational meeting about when and how to apply for these exciting opportunities.

Accounting Fundamentals (online) F17
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Accounting Fundamentals (online) F17

$149

with ed2go Online

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You'll get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. We'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

Computer or Tablet with Internet A calculator or adding machine, and a printer. ed2go classes last 6 weeks. Please go to this website to see details and to register through ed2go: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=9lBXVAVsW3sofferid=347188.10000391&type=3&subid=0 New sessions start Sept 13th, Oct. 18th, and Nov. 8. Pick the session that is convenient for you!

Budgeting Basics F17

Free

with Sarah Chaples

Calendar Oct 20, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week
Anyone and everyone can benefit from a class like this one. New Ventures Maine offers this workshop to explore tools and tips for better money management and to create a written budget that works for you and your family. Take advantage of this free class while learning how you can save even more $$! People who take this class love it!

Cha-Cha for Beginners F17

$43

with Sharen Kean

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
The Cha Cha is a flirty ballroom dance of Cuban origin, with small steps, swaying hips and shuffle movements with a quick three-step pattern of shuffles, performed to a Latin American rhythm.

About the instructor: An accomplished, prize-winning competitive ballroom dancer, producer and choreographer, Sheri has a special gift in teaching dancers with her relaxed and positive attitude bringing out their natural abilities and joy of movement. It is her honest desire to share this "joyful art" with all who love it. Along teaching ballroom and line dance, Sheri was the first to introduce Celtic Line Dance at MDI Adult Education.

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Computer Skills for the Workplace (online) F17
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Computer Skills for the Workplace (online) F17

$149

with ed2go Online

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not. This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

• Internet access • Email • One of the following browsers: o Mozilla Firefox o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above) o Google Chrome o Safari • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .) Offered multiple times: September 13 October 18 November 08 Please go to this website for details and registration: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=9lBXVAVsW3s&offerid=347188.10000419&type=3&subid=0

Discover Sign Language (online) F17
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Discover Sign Language (online) F17

$149

with ed2go Online

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people. You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names. Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't. Throughout, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you'll be immersed in silence, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language. You'll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you'll be ready to sign! Go to mdi.maineadulted.org and click on the ed2go box; search for sign language. Or copy and paste this link: https://www.ed2go.com/online-courses/learn-sign-language?category=language

• Internet access • Email • One of the following browsers: o Mozilla Firefox o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above) o Google Chrome o Safari • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

Drawing and Life Drawing for Beginners and Intermediates F17

$69

with Michael Duffy

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
If you're just beginning or just want to clean off your old dusty pencil and start drawing again, this is the class for you. Aside from covering the basics of drawing, we'll also cover more advanced techniques. We'll work with different drawing media and various subject matters. Life drawing will also be covered drawing techniques on the human form. All of the material presented will be stress-free and fun! Leave your left brain at home and enjoy your creative side.

Students should bring a drawing pad and, if possible, a sketch pad no smaller than 9 X 12. Also bring drawing pencils (2B or 4B and an HB pencil. A kneaded eraser and a white eraser will also be helpful. Contact us if you need names of suppliers.

Driver's Ed Fall 17 session 1
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Driver's Ed Fall 17 session 1

Free

with Driving School Bair's

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Bair's Driving School offers Driver's Education at MDIHS. Students must be at least 15 years old by the date of the first class. Registrations forms can be found at the MDIHS main office or contact the Adult Ed office or on the website. A deposit of $100 must be returned with the registration form to hold the space. Checks should be made to “BAIRS Driving School” and mailed or brought to MDIHS Main Office. There will be a mandatory parent/student meeting prior to or on the first day of class. An email will be sent to parents and students with the details 7-10 days prior to the first class.

Parent Meeting Requirements: student's birth certificate and SS# OR current passport; attend parent/student meeting. Pay total cost of $460. Thanks to a grant that the Southwest Harbor Public Library received, students can access the Free Maine Drivers Permit Practice Tests. Go to the Library's website and scroll down to the link on the right hand side.





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