Tuition-Free College Courses Available – Knox County VillageSoup

A new partnership between the Maine Community College System and the Maine Department of Education will provide free college tuition, including online classes, to adult education students in Maine. This new opportunity will allow adult education students to complete a college course with the full support of their adult education program mentors so they can develop the habits, skills, and confidence needed to succeed in the workplace. ‘university.

“Maine’s adult education programs have helped thousands of Maine adults make a successful transition to college,” said Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin. “This new partnership with Maine’s community college system takes it to the next level by giving students the chance to try out a college course with the support they need. We are thrilled to see the impact this is having on our adult education students.

Adult education programs will work with mature students to select a community college course that suits their college and career goals, and then support the student as they complete the course. The aim is for them to continue their studies after completing the course.

“This is an opportunity for us to encourage and connect with mature students throughout Maine,” said MCCS President Dave Daigler. “The hope is that students can choose courses that match their individual career goals and that we can help provide that motivation and support to continue once they complete their adult education program. “

Tuition and fees for the courses will be provided by the Maine Community College System, while the Maine Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education will provide textbooks and course materials to students.

Mature students interested in this program will need to be enrolled in a Maine adult education program to take advantage of this opportunity. Adults (with or without a high school diploma) who want help with their educational and career goals can contact their local adult education program for next steps.

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