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Workforce Development Training partners congratulate the latest class of Certified Nursing Assistant graduates at Maine Veterans’ Home.  Pictured front row (l-r);  Monica Millhime, WMCA, Regional Employer Assistant Point; Kathleen Lewia, Professional Development Instructor; Rhona Suga, R. N., MVH Director of Nursing; Crystal Leland, Sarah Lachance, Bethany Laflin, Grace Lathrop, Kimberly Banks, CNA graduates; Ida Hall, R. N., Classroom Instructor.  Back row, Myles Robert, WMCA Employment & Training Specialist and Zane Clement AACE Director.  Photo courtesy of Helen Emery, AACE. 

Graduates of the recent Maine Veterans’ Home (MVH) Certified Nursing Assistant Training program where honored at the facility by family, friends, administrators, instructors and Workforce Development training partners.  The fast-paced curriculum offered two weeks of Work Ready training at Augusta Adult Education, 33 Union Street in Augusta, followed by 12 weeks of classroom and clinical instruction at MVH to meet the 180 hours required for state certification
 
The course, valued at over $2,000 per participant, was no cost to candidates meeting eligibility requirements for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding provided by Western Maine Community Action (WMCA). 
 
Maine Veterans’ Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta  will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. until noon offering an opportunity for anyone interested in a career in Health Care to tour the facility, visit with staff and meet with WMCA staff to register for interviews.
 
FMI contact Augusta Adult & Community Education 207.626.2470 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WesternMaineCommunityAction/
https://wmca.org/.