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ACAP offers WorkReady for WANTO participants

CARIBOU, Maine — Aroostook County Action Program is currently recruiting women for a WorkReady/OSHA 10 group to begin in the St. John Valley area on July 9 and has planned information sessions for Thursday, June 14.

ACAP was one of four agencies nationwide to earn a Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations (WANTO) grant to help train women for high-wage careers in non-traditional jobs. The goal of the grant is to prepare women for employment right away or help create an apprenticeship with a local business.

That preparation begins with a WorkReady credential recognized by employers across the state. This 60-hour program covers appropriate workplace behavior, digital literacy, best ways to get and keep a job, and includes an introduction to local companies who can offer employment in non-traditional occupations. Participants can also earn an OSHA 10 certificate, which provides an overview of health and safety hazards present in the workplace. This certificate is accepted in 50 states and ensures employers that safety is important to the cardholder.

Two information sessions are scheduled on June 14 on the WANTO grant and the WorkReady program. The first session will be held at 11 a.m. at the ACAP office in Madawaska, 88 Fox St., and the second is planned at 1 p.m. in Fort Kent at the SAD 27 Continuing Education Learning Center, 84 Pleasant Street, door 5.

Interested individuals should contact Erin Benson at (207) 554-4165 or ebenson@acap-me.org.

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