New CNAs boost health care industry in Katahdin Region through Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Posted on June 26, 2019 | Success Stories

BANGOR — Working in collaboration with the Katahdin Higher Education Center, Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is connecting new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with potential employers and ensuring a smooth transition from training to employment.

The CNAs successfully completed customized training offered by Eastern Maine Community College, which partnered with EMDC and Maine Quality Centers to foster relationships with local employers in need of skilled workers. Funding was leveraged to partially offset the training costs.

EMDC is enthusiastically assisting several recent graduates to meet their career objectives in the Katahdin Region and fulfill their wish to care for the sick, elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Three of the CNAs are hoping to work at Katahdin Health Care in Millinocket after completing their clinical rotations at the long-term care facility.

The non-profit organization identifies growing industries in Maine, meets with business owners in those industries, and partners with educational institutions to provide training and certifications. EMDC also provides individualized services, including career assessment and exploration, resume and interview prep, job search assistance and financial support to people who are looking to further their careers.

To learn more about EMDC’s broad range of services for individuals and businesses, contact its Workforce Services team at or 207-561-4044. Additional information is available at

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