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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 Caribou area on July 16 and has planned information sessions for Monday, June 18.

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 18 on the WANTO grant and the WorkReady program. Both sessions will be held at the Caribou Learning Center on Bennett Drive, with the first at 1 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m.

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

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