AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is partnering with area employers and service providers to recruit candidates interested in completing their certified nursing assistant certification.

Information and registration for the free program is available at

The CNA course is set to run from Monday, March 4, to Wednesday, May 22. Classes and clinicals will be held in South Paris. Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. Clinicals will be held Thursdays from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

Students learn introductory concepts of nursing care, including areas such as anatomy, nutritional care, medication care, and disease management. This 130-hour course is taught by industry professionals in partnership with Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education. A skills lab and written exam are included.

These programs are funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program. The course materials and exam fees are also covered. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma, GED, or HiSet, and be a U.S. citizen and/or authorized to work in the U.S. A criminal background check may be required. Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MJRP program being offered at any of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System.

For more information or to register, contact Central Maine Community College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Development at or 207-755-5280.

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