Info Session for No-Cost CNA Training Program February 28 in Waterville Bookmark and Share

February 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2017 Contact: Peter Diplock, Augusta CareerCenter Manager, 207-624-5183 MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

People interested in attending must register by February 24.

AUGUSTA--Maine citizens who are unemployed or under-employed may qualify for Ready2Work, a no-cost training program through Maine CareerCenters that could lead to employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). An information session is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, in Waterville. People interested in attending must register by February 24 by calling Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education at 207-873-5754, or going online to and searching "Lakewood CNA" in the "Search Courses" field. Late arrivals to the February 28 orientation will not be able to participate.

“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. 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 for eligible participants that, upon successful completion, could lead to employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. This training is offered through the Augusta and Skowhegan CareerCenters in partnership with Lakewood Continuing Care Center, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education, and Western Maine Community Action.

Ready2Work is one of many available no-cost training programs offered through 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 474-4950 (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.