Lisbon Gartley Street students recently attended a WMCA Workforce Training presentation featuring opportunities for training beyond graduation.  Pictured back row: Jeff Harper, instructor; students Noah Rideout; Adam Caron; Tristan Lavoie; Izzy May;  instructors Samantha Varney; and Andy Despres.  Front row: Sierra Moore; Derek Wilson; Adrianna Signorelli; and Hunter Davis.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime, WMCA.

Students and instructors at the Lisbon School Department’s Gartley Street Program welcomed Monica Millhime, of Western Maine Community Action (WMCA), during a presentation at the school’s campus on Wednesday, September 25th.  Millhime, a Regional Employer Assistant Point, for WMCA shared an overview and schedules of the various training programs available to students after graduation.  Funding is available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for those who meet the eligibility guidelines. WMCA supports workforce projects in Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec and Somerset Counties.  Students were introduced to opportunities available in sectors ranging from healthcare, construction, welding, manufacturing, commercial truck driving, culinary, and education.  Training is provided through a variety of methods including Classroom Skills, Work Experience, and On-the-Job-Training.

“There are many training options available to students after high school.  Our job is to assist people in finding the best fit and starting them on a career path,” shares Patti Saarinen, WIOA Program Coordinator WMCA, Central & Western Maine CareerCenters.

Student classroom presentations may be scheduled by calling 713.7045 or 753.9001.  FMI on programs and other WMCA events visit https://www.facebook.com/WesternMaineCommunityAction/ http://www.wmca.org/