Photo caption Business training partners and Certified Nursing Assistant Graduates celebrate during a graduation and pinning ceremony on the campus of Oxford Hills High School. Pictured (l-r): Marcia Campell, Instructor; Tina Christophersen, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education; Tambrey Gile, WMCA Peer Support Worker; Cathy Stairs, WMCA Employment & Training Specialist: and CNA graduates Darlene Cossar: Melissa Knowles; Penelope Rice; Paula Cole; Rachael Gray; Patricia Busby; and Alexander Burns. Photo courtesy of Jeanna Packard, Oxford Hill Adult Ed.
Lewiston – Cathy Stairs and Tambrey Gile from the Lewiston Office of Western Maine Community Action represented the agency by attending the Certified Nursing Assistant Graduation Ceremony on December 19th, 2018 on the campus of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. The event was sponsored by Oxford Hills Technical School/Adult Vocational Programs and Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education. Western Maine Community Action (WIOA) supported the training opportunity through a partnership with the Adult Education system. “Using job training funds to support adult education training is an excellent way to assist both job seekers and employers; it’s what workforce development is all about.” shares Patti Saarinen, WIOA Program Coordinator WMCA – Central/Western Maine CareerCenters.
Seven graduates were warmly welcomed by Tina Christophersen, Adult Education Director. The instructor Marcia Campbell, RN delivered a genuine and heartfelt speech detailing her work with the class and the connections forged through their experience. Attendance, Academic, Personal Growth, and Caregiver awards were distributed. Each graduate received a certificate and had the opportunity to be pinned by a family member/friend. Adult Education Director Tina Christophersen returned to the podium for closing remarks, echoing Marcia’s sentiments and pride on the students’ growth and dedication to providing a meaningful service to the community. FMI on training partnerships and other training opportunities call 207.754.9000 visit https://www.facebook.com/WesternMaineCommunityAction/ or http://www.wmca.org/.