Info Session for No-Cost CNA Training Program October 14 in Waterville Bookmark and Share

October 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2016 Contact: Peter Diplock, Augusta CareerCenter Manager, 207-624-5183 MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA--Maine citizens who are unemployed or under-employed may qualify for a no-cost training program that could lead to employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Known as Ready2Work, the training is offered through the Augusta CareerCenter in partnership with Lakewood Continuing Care Center, KVCAP and Waterville Adult Education.

“I encourage people who have been out of work to explore these training opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “You may qualify for a program that can train you for a new career at little or no cost to you, and this particular program pays you while you train. Some of our training programs are more hands-on, while others incorporate classes with on-site training, so it is worth a conversation to find out what programs fit your skills, interests and learning styles. We want all of Maine’s citizens to have a good-paying career with a future.”

Ready2Work facilitates customized, paid, on-the-job training that, upon successful completion, could lead to employment. Information session is Friday, October 14, promptly at 4 p.m. at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 220 Memorial Dr, Waterville. Registration is not required, though late arrivals will not be able to participate. Call the Augusta CareerCenter at 624-5120 for more information.

Ready2Work is one of many available no-cost training programs offered at Maine CareerCenters to help eligible Maine citizens find employment or upgrade skills. The program is delivered in collaboration between employers and the Maine Departments of Labor and Education. Under Ready2Work, training must lead to an Industry Recognized Credential and may include an on-the-job training component.

Each Maine CareerCenter provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 624-5120 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on the CareerCenter website, .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.