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Archive: April 2019

Augusta Area Construction Training Program [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Augusta Adult & Community Education (AACE) in partnership with Associated General Contractors of Maine, Western Maine Community Action, FedCap, Maine Staffing and the CareerCenter are offering a construction skills training program designed to equip candidates with the work reediness skills and sector-specific skills necessary to become employed in an entry level construction-related position.

Students are provided work experience with local employers and may be eligible for on-the-job training upon completion of the program. To qualify, participants must be 18 years old; interested in construction as a career; pass CASAS reading/math assessments; complete an interest assessment; have the ability to work in the United States; and successfully complete an eligibility screening.

Successful candidates will earn a WorkReady credential, OSHA 10, RRP certification and learn all about workplace safety, hand and power tools, along with measuring, fraction and basic geometry.

Candidates need to register online at to attend the Information Session being held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Augusta Adult and Community Education office, 33 Union Street, Augusta, Maine. The deadline to register is May 14th. Please call Augusta Adult and Community Education at 626-2470 if you have questions.


Posted by Helen Emery  on April 30, 2019

Maine Veterans' Home CNA Training Open House [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Training Partners for CNA Program

Photo caption:  Training partners from Western Maine Community Action in Lewiston, and Augusta Adult & Community Education, met with staff of Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta to plan an Open House to recruit  candidates for an upcoming Certified Nursing Training scheduled to start in June.  Pictured (l-r):  Cathy Stairs, WMCA; Myles Robert, WMCA; Patti Saarinen, WMCA Central/Western Maine Program Coordinator; Becky Thayer, MVH Human Resource Manager; and Zane Clement, AAE Director.  Photos courtesy of Monica Millhime, WMCA.

Maine Veterans’ Home (MVH) in Augusta is working with training and workforce development partners from Augusta Adult & Community Education (AACE) and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) to offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  Anyone interested in a new career path in healthcare is invited to attend an Open House at Maine Veterans’ Home, 310 Cony Road in Augusta on Saturday, May 11th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Tours of the facility will be provided.  Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with staff and schedule an interview to be considered for the upcoming CNA training scheduled to start in June.  Representatives from WMCA will be in attendance sharing eligibility guidelines for candidates to apply for the training at no cost.  Interviews with interested candidates will be scheduled at MVH the  week of May 13th.  Assessment appointments during the week of May 20th can be scheduled by contacting Augusta Adult and Community Education at 207.626.2470.  Upon completion of assessments, candidates will be scheduled for intake sessions at AACE and one-on-one interviews with WMCA staff.  The fast-paced CNA curriculum will be held of the campus at MVH consists of 180 hours required for certification.  Candidates must meet an eligibility criteria with background checks and availability for all scheduled training.  FMI please call  MVH, 207.622.2454. or visit


Posted by Helen Emery  on April 30, 2019