Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has been awarded a Workforce Education and Training Fund grant from the Vermont Department of Labor to support three local courses to train Licensed Nurse Assistants (LNAs). The $14,000 grant will allow Helen Porter to offer three courses over the next 12 months and train at least 18-24 local individuals as LNAs in hopes that many of these students will remain in Middlebury and fill positions currently available at HPHRC. We anticipate offering employment to each of the individuals who successfully completes this training, said HPHRC Administrator, Neil Gruber. According to Gruber, the starting wages for these jobs, including benefits, will range from $13.59 to $16.51 per hour. Helen Porter will work closely with the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury to recruit local students for this new educational opportunity. Additional information about these courses can be obtained from Neil Gruber at HPHRC or Nancy Slater Cobden at the Hannaford Career Center.