WATERVILLE — Eight local area students graduated as certified nursing aides Nov. 30 from Mount Saint Joseph’s Residence and Rehabilitation facility. Those who earned certificates are Lisa Labrie-Hawkes, Savannah Higginbotham, Melinda McBreairty Sierra Preo, Tiffany Howie, Jeremiah Morse, Heather Dudley and Loreda Libby.

The event celebrated the completion of the collaborative partnerships among Regional School Unit 54 Community & Adult Education, the Augusta, Lewiston and Skowhegan CareerCenters, and Western Maine Community Action.

Candidates successfully completed two weeks/80 hours of work ready classroom learning of soft skills provided through the academy.

An On-the-Job Training Program for 448 hours and clinical training was provided through grant funding facilitated by the Career Centers, Western Maine Community Action and the Maine Department of Labor.

For more information on work-driven/educational partnerships, contact the nearest CareerCenter.

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