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Spring Creek to Begin Certified Carpentry Program

Photo of Don Revels and inmate assistant Alan Burton

L-R Education Coordinator Don Revels, inmate assistant Alan Burton

Spring Creek Education Coordinator Donald Revels and inmate assistant Alan Burton are busy at work, preparing to roll out the new Vocational Education Program in January. The new program, operating with the vision of Criminal Justice Planner Gary Olsen and PO III Clif Simons, will teach inmates valuable skills with real world applications. The first certificate program will be unveiled within the coming weeks, giving inmates the chance to earn their NCCER Carpentry I certification. Such programs not only open up sustainable employment opportunities to inmates upon their release, they also foster a sense of accomplishment and provide motivation for positive change and behavior.

— Lt. Bobby Lockeby