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The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center in Thelma and CVS Health celebrated the grand opening of the CVS Retail Pharmacy Collaborative program and mock pharmacy store with a ribbon cutting at the center on Friday, June 15, 2018. The new collaboration will train Kentuckians with disabilities for employment in a retail store such as CVS Pharmacy, and be the first mock pharmacy program in the state. CVS Health is providing the Perkins Center with a curriculum, inventory and mock pharmacy store setup for hands-on training for jobs skills such as providing customer service and working at the cash register. Individuals who complete the initial 12-week front retail store associate training program will qualify to apply for a position at a CVS Pharmacy location. In the future, the collaborative also plans to offer a pharmacy technician program at the center.