Graduates of Maine Veterans’ Home CNA training program honored

AUGUSTA — Graduates of the Maine Veterans’ Home Certified Nursing Assistant Training program were recently honored at the residence by family, friends, administrators, instructors and workforce development training partners.

The fast-paced curriculum offered two weeks of work ready training at Augusta Adult Education, 33 Union St., followed by 12 weeks of classroom and clinical instruction at MVH to meet the 180 hours required for state certification.
The course, valued at more than $2,000 per participant, was no cost to candidates meeting eligibility requirements for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act funding provided by Western Maine Community Action, of Lewiston

PHOTO: Workforce Development Training partners congratulate the latest class of Certified Nursing Assistant graduates at Maine Veterans’ Home. Pictured, from left, Monica Millhime, WMCA; Kathleen Lewia, professional development instructor; Rhona Suga, MVH director of nursing; Crystal Leland, Sarah Lachance, Bethany Laflin, Grace Lathrop, Kimberly Banks, CNA graduates; Ida Hall, classroom instructor; back row, Myles Robert, WMCA and and Zane Clement AACE director. (Helen Emery photo)