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North Shore Health offering free CNA training

In order to receive the free training, people must agree to work as a certified nursing assistant at North Shore Health in Grand Marais for a specific period of time.

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North Shore Health Hospital and Care Center in Grand Marais.
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GRAND MARAIS — North Shore Health announced Friday it is offering a free OnTrack program to train people to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The program is half online, with the hands-on training portion at North Shore Health in Grand Marais.

In order for the program to be free, candidates must agree to work for North Shore Health Hospital and Care Center for a specified period of time. According to the news release, people in training can receive student pay if they work at NSH while they train.

The OnTrack training no longer requires students to drive to Duluth for testing, and the online portion can be done from anywhere with internet. If a student does not have internet access, they can use one at the NSH training facility or the Cook County Higher Education building. Training and certification can be done at one's own pace during a specified time period. According to the release, the training typically takes two weeks.

Michele Silence, human resources director at NSH, said the health care provider offers a competitive wage scale and sign-on bonuses, depending on the number of hours worked. Flexible part-time shifts are also available.

To fill out an application and view the complete posting, visit: www.NorthShoreHealthgm.org . For more information, contact Jon Moe at 218-387-3295.

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