Free Certified Caregiver Training Will Be Offered This Summer

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AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is partnering with the Lewiston Office of Adult Education to offer free certified practical nurse training from July 14 through September 16.

Information and links to register for the program are available at cmconnect.cmcc.edu. Prospective students must also register and pass entrance assessments with Lewiston Adult Education at 207-784-2928.

CNA students learn introductory nursing concepts, including anatomy, nutritional and medication care, and disease management, which are taught by a registered nurse. Successful candidates complete 130 hours of in-person classes, including clinical experience. The skills lab and exam are also free.

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible for immediate employment, according to a college press release.

Three additional cohorts are planned, starting with Oxford Hills Adult Education in October, Lewiston again next January and Region 9 Adult Education next March.

This program is funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program. Participants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED or HiSet, and be a US citizen and/or authorized to work in the United States

A criminal background check and a flu and COVID vaccination record will be required.

Additionally, applicants for MJRP-funded programs must be dislocated, unemployed or underemployed workers, or someone whose employment has been affected by COVID-19. Underemployed people can be seen as working part-time but seeking full-time work or working in an occupation below their skills.

For more information or to register, contact the Center for Workforce & Professional Development at Central Maine Community College at [email protected] or 207-755-5280.

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