Pete Gagnon, right, of Lewiston Regional Technical Center, talks to students in the Construction Training Program while the center’s construction teacher and program instructor Jason Merritt, left, listens. Submitted photo

LEWISTON — People looking to build a foundation for a construction career can plan to start in February with Lewiston Adult Education’s Construction Training Program.

Qualified students can earn a Work Ready credential, OSHA 10 and RRP certification, and learn all about workplace safety as well as hand and power tools, along with fractions and basic geometry. They will get work experience with local employers with opportunities for good-paying jobs following the completion of training, according to a news release from Lewiston Adult Education.

To qualify, participants must pass the CASAS test in reading and math, have the ability to work in the United States and successfully complete an eligibility screening. Participants should be able to pass an employer-sponsored drug screening.

Community Concepts, Families Forward/Fedcap, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, the Lewiston CareerCenter, the city of Lewiston, Goodwill Take 2, the Maine Adult Education Association, Workforce Maine and Strengthen LA are partners in the program.

For more information, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-784-2928.

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