Info Session for Free, Paid CNA Training Program October 26 in Waterville Bookmark and Share

October 17, 2017

People interested in attending must register by October 24.


Contact: Peter Diplock, Augusta CareerCenter Manager, 207-215-3580

MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA--Genesis Healthcare is partnering with Mid-Maine Adult Education and the Augusta CareerCenter to provide training and employment opportunities to eligible candidates interested in pursuing employment in the growing field of healthcare. An information session is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, at Oak Grove Center, 27 Cool Street in Waterville.

“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. 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.”

People interested in attending must register by October 24 by calling Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education at 207-873-5754, or going online to and searching "CNA" in the "Search Courses" field. Late arrivals to the October 26 information session will not be able to participate.

Ideal candidates include those passionate about starting a career in the healthcare field or looking to re-enter the workforce or looking to get their foot in the door to a nursing career. This program offers free customized, paid, on-the-job training leading to employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant with Genesis Healthcare for various shifts as needed (day and overnight).

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.