SCHOOL NEWS
TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER
Tri-County Technical Center (TCTC) held an Open House and Career College Fair on Monday, September 19th. The evening was attended by students, families, local businesses, and colleges. The over 30 colleges and businesses attending made TCTC students and their families aware of career prospects and college opportunities. A raffle was held and door prizes awarded to students asking relevant questions of the representatives.

Alyssa Brasier and her mother discuss career and college opportunities during the Open House and Career College Fair at the Tri-County Technical Center on Monday, September 19th.

MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE
Maine Central Institute’s (MCI) Homecoming 2016 will take place Thursday, September 29th through Saturday, October 1st. Highlights of the week include the annual student parade on Thursday, September 29th at 6 PM, a Football Boosters barbecue on the Friday, September 30th at 5:15 PM in the lower level parking lot before the football game at 7 PM and the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 1st at 5 PM. In addition, there will be several other athletic games and activities throughout the week. For more information and the full schedule of events visit www.mci-school.org/homecoming or call (207) 487-5915.

COLLEGE NEWS

BATES COLLEGE
Gary Kersbergen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kersbergen of Burnham, graduated from Bates College with a degree in History and Spanish. He is a 2012 graduate of the Maine Central Institute. Bates College graduated 462 students from 32 states and 43 countries. Cumulatively, the Class of 2016 performed approximately 17,500 hours of community service, exemplifying Bates' commitment to community learning and civic action. Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. For more information visit Bates College at www.bates.edu.
CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE
Mathieu Levasseur of Plymouth is enrolled at Champlain College for the fall 2016 semester. Levasseur is a first-year student studying Computer Science and Innovation. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. For more information visit www.champlain.edu.
ADULT EDUCATION WORKFORCE TRAINING
RSU 19 Adult Education will be offering Very Small Water System (VSWS) and Class I Water Certification Exam Preparatory Course. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday, September 12th through Monday, September 26th from 8 AM to 2:15 PM each day. The cost for the class will be $150, which is the discounted price for registering through Adult Education, and $75 for the text book.
This entry-level course will introduce you to the basic principles of drinking water treatment and distribution systems, processes and operations. In addition, the course is designed to prepare students for the Very Small Water System (VSWS) and Class I Treatment and/or Distribution operator certification exams. This course utilizes the ACR Introduction to Small Water Systems textbook, available for purchase through Maine Rural Water Association. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of this course.
Instructor, Andrews Tolman recently retired from the Maine Drinking Water Program, is a Hydrogeologist, holds a Maine Class IV Water Treatment and Distribution Operator License and has a Geologist certification in both Maine and New Hampshire. He has worked with and trained public water systems and water operators since 1980. For more information or to register contact 368-3290 or email: adulted@rsu19.net. The classes will be held at Nokomis Regional High on 266 Williams Road in Newport.
FREE COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOPS
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be hosting free workshops titled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and over at the following times and locations: Nokomis Regional High located at 266 Williams Road in Newport on Tuesday, September 6th at 5 PM; and Penquis Higher Education Center located at 50 Mayo Street in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday, September 8th then again on Thursday, September 22nd both at 1 PM.
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose. The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register or for more information, contact 1-800-281-3703 or visit the website at http://meoc.maine.edu. All workshops are subject to change.
All MEOC services are free and include GED/SAT preparation, college planning, referrals/advocacy, career advising, financial aid advising, college financial aid advising, college admissions process, and application fee waivers for qualified adults. MEOC successfully place 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.