Graduates of the Maine Veterans’ Home  Certified Nursing Assistant Training program recently where honored at the Augusta facility 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., in Augusta, followed by 12 weeks of classroom and clinical instruction at MVH to meet the 180 hours required for state certification.

The CNA graduates include Crystal Leland, Sarah Lachance, Bethany Laflin, Grace Lathrop and Kimberly Banks.

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.

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