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Axiom Education & Training Center


College Transitions (Machias-Wed)


with Michael Brown

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

With support from College Transitions instructors and advisers, you will prepare for college success by reviewing and improving your skills in:

  • English (Critical Reading & College Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer skills

And learning new skills:

  • College Success Preparation
  • College Planning & Tour of college campuses
  • File the FAFSA (Federal Application for Financial Student Aid)
  • Apply and submit college applications
  • Research available scholarships and receive support in applying for them

Instructors: Michael Brown and Lee Rose

For more information, contact Sharon Foss, Axiom Education Coordinator: 207-255-4917

Or Email:


Downeast Goes 4 Star, Cooking with Phil Brehmer
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Downeast Goes 4 Star, Cooking with Phil Brehmer


with Phil Brehmer

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Using a lifetime of experiences with Downeast soul foods Chef Phil Brehmer will Introduce new ideas with familiar products, using local farms/food producers whenever possible for ingredients.

This class will focus on producing exquisite meals at reasonable costs, and easily made at home for family, special occasions, and parties. We will also collect recipes/dish preferences of students, and transform them to the next generation of flavor, presentation, and creativity. PLUS, you’ll learn how to take your FAVORITE restaurant’s dish, and make it at home.

At the start of each class there will be a fully prepared meal for all students. After the meal, the class will work on creating that dish from start to finish. This unique class method will embed the meal and the method in the student’s mind.  


  • Time saving kitchen ideas
  • Improved yields for the $$
  • Preparation Techniques for easy meals every night at home
  • Introductions to ideas of food savings, from purchase to storing 
  • Food shelf life understandings
  • Sanitary implements
  • “shopping the competition,” when the name brand is worth the extra cost

Cost: $200 for class, plus $8-10 each week for food for the class.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, Starting September 13, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

No class October 18 or November 22. Class ends December 13.

Location: Machias High School, 1 Bulldog Way, Machias

ESL-Advanced English


with Sasha Alsop

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

ESL-Beginners English


with Sasha Alsop

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks



with Sasha Alsop

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

First Time Home Buyer's Class


with Heather Massow

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

hoMEworks homebuyer education classes provide an opportunity to learn about the home buying process in a neutral environment. Buyers who have taken home buying classes are more confident when asking questions and making decisions about homeownership and loan products. Education gives buyers the tools they need to avoid predatory lending and possible foreclosure.

Buying a home is exciting, and it can also be a bit overwhelming - there's a lot to learn! Studies show that people who complete a homebuyer education course are better prepared as buyers and more successful as homeowners. In many cases, completion of a homebuyer education program is necessary in order to be approved for a mortgage.


Heather Massow, Certified Housing Counselor and Educator, has worked with Penquis for more than nine years. Heather currently works with clients who are facing foreclosure, teaches homebuyer education classes and works one-on-one with pre-purchase clients helping them become credit-ready to purchase a home. Previously, she worked in the mortgage banking industry for about 14 years processing, originating and closing loans. Recently Heather joined the board of the Bangor chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is on the Family Selection Committee. Heather especially enjoys working with her foreclosure clients and finds the process rewarding. In her spare time, you will most likely find Heather riding her Morgan horse Magic or doing anything horse-related. 

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All day workshop, Saturday, October 21, 8:30am-6:30pm.

Bring lunch and snacks, if desired.

HiSET Math Class (Machias- Tuesday)


with George McBride

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

HiSET Math helps adult students gain the math skills they need to obtain their HiSET diploma. Students learn concepts and develop procedural skills to meet core adult education standards in applications of understanding numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry, and data, probability, and statistical measurement.

Course materials provided. 

Calculators are allowed in testing for HiSET math, and gaining proficiency in calcutor use is part of the curriculum.

This class is not graded. Opportunities are offered for students to take practice tests to determine readiness for the HiSET math test.

Class sessions are 10 weeks long.

For more information, contact Sharon Foss, 207-255-4917, or Email:

Maine Driving Dynamics Defensive Driving Course, for ages under 65


with Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

Calendar Oct 14, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This course is for those under the age of 65.  A driver improvement course aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities.

This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.

Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.  A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.

This course is being presented by Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

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