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Training partners from Western Maine Community Action in Lewiston, and Augusta Adult & Community Education, met with staff of Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta to plan an Open House to recruit  candidates for an upcoming Certified Nursing Training scheduled to start in June.  Pictured (l-r):  Cathy Stairs, WMCA; Myles Robert, WMCA; Patti Saarinen, WMCA Central/Western Maine Program Coordinator; Becky Thayer, MVH Human Resource Manager; and Zane Clement, AAE Director.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime, WMCA.

Maine Veterans’ Home (MVH) in Augusta is working with training and workforce development partners from Augusta Adult & Community Education (AACE) and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) to offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  Anyone interested in a new career path in healthcare is invited to attend an Open House at Maine Veterans’ Home, 310 Cony Road in Augusta on Saturday, May 11th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Tours of the facility will be provided.  Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with staff and schedule an interview to be considered for the upcoming CNA training scheduled to start in June.  Representatives from WMCA will be in attendance sharing eligibility guidelines for candidates to apply for the training at no cost.  Interviews with interested candidates will be scheduled at MVH the  week of May 13th.  Assessment appointments during the week of May 20th can be scheduled by contacting AACE, 207.626.2470.  Upon completion of assessments, candidates will be scheduled for intake sessions at AACE and one-on-one interviews with WMCA staff.  The fast-paced CNA curriculum will be held of the campus at MVH consists of 180 hours required for certification.  Candidates must meet an eligibility criteria with background checks and availability for all scheduled training.  FMI please call  MVH, 207.622.2454. or visit https://www.facebook.com/WesternMaineCommunityAction/