FARMINGTON — An 11-week certified nursing assistant training program will begin Monday, June 25.

Franklin County Adult Education, Genesis HealthCare, Western Maine Community Action and the CareerCenter are partnering to provide the course.

Students will receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of lab skills and 70 hours of clinical experience in a long-term health care facility. Successful candidates will take the state CNA exam and have the opportunity to interview for a position with Genesis HealthCare.

Candidates must pass a Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems reading and math assessment, be older than 18, be able to work in the United States and pass background checks to be accepted into the program.

The 11-week class will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. There is no charge for individuals who financially qualify.

The course is valued at $1,300. Orientation is scheduled Tuesday, June 19.

Interested candidates should contact Liza Donald at Farmington Adult Education (207) 778-3460. FMI visit

Those involved in organizing an 11-week certified nursing assistant training program include, from left, Diane Price, Genesis HealthCare; Glen Kapiloff, Franklin County Adult Education; Liza Donald, Franklin County Adult Education; and Marlene Gile, Western Maine Community Action. (Photo courtesy Christina King)

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