WATERVILLE — Six local students graduated as Certified Nurses’ Aides at a ceremony held Jan. 18 at Thomas College.

The graduates are Chelsea George, Courtney Fraser, Alexandria Hansen, Zachary Fontana-Howe, Darren Gilbert and Gloria Weeks.

Patty Shuck, R.N., director of nursing at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, welcomed administrators, staff, residents, family, friends, teachers and community partners to the pinning ceremony and presentation of certificates. Commencement remarks were shared by instructors Chris Miller and Desiree Knowles; administrators Megan Stiles and Shannon Lockwood; WMCA/CareerCenter Employment & Training Business Specialist Monica Millhime; Waterville Adult Education Director Hannah Bard and Professional Development Instructor Kathleen Lewia.

Students successfully completed a collaborative program of Work Ready provided by Waterville Adult Education and an On-the-Job Training Program through grant funding provided by Augusta/Lewiston Career Centers and Western Maine Community Action.