LEWISTON — Four local students recently completed a Ready2Work manufacturing program supported through grants provided by Western Maine Community Action at the Lewiston CareerCenter.

WMCA/Lewiston CareerCenter partnered with Auburn Adult Education and Strainrite in Auburn to provide students with a general industry certification course.

The training included classroom content on work place communication and culture and site training at Strainrite for cutting and sewing techniques as stitchers.

Students gained the work readiness skills manufacturing employers are seeking.

“Through the grant WMCA provides services to people in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset counties,” said Patti Saarinen, WMCA program site coordinator in Lewiston. “Many of our services are designed for low- to moderate-income people and dislocated workers. Some services are available regardless of income.”

FMI: 207-753-9000, 1-800-741-2991, www.wmca.org.

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