AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is offering two free trainings starting this month.

June 13 to Aug. 10: Refrigeration 608, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. Upon completion, students will be able to identify the components and explain the application and operation of the basic refrigeration cycle and heat transfer, test equipment, and demonstrate accepted refrigeration applications. The Environmental Protection Agency-approved refrigerant handling exam (EPA 608) is included.

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible for immediate employment. Access to a Windows-based desktop, laptop or tablet with internet connection is needed.

June 13 to July 28: Introduction to Phlebotomy Techniques, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association exam, since the course includes the hands-on live stick component. The average starting wage for a phlebotomist in this region is $32,400, with opportunity for advancement.

Information and links to register for the programs is available at or by calling 207-755-5280 or 207-755-5379.

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