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Seven from DOC Attend APSC Field Training Officer Class

Photo of APSC trainees

L-R: Tom Karpow, Instructor Denny, Chad Brooks, Andrea Kuckertz, Matthew Posey, Bethanne Courson, Jeremy Angel, Cary Quiring and Caroline Stevens

During the week of June 16-20th seven participants from Department of Corrections attended a Field Training Officer class sponsored by APSC. While attending this training session students learned a variety of training techniques concerning coaching, documentation, learning styles, and remedial efforts to enhance the learning experience for new employees. These individuals now possess the skills and knowledge to facilitate a solid training program in probation/parole and institutions. Efforts to expand training to new FTO’s and the development of a formal program are underway. Congratulations to those seven who graduated from the class. Please feel free to talk to them and pick their brain concerning any FTO ideas, concerns or just good information that they received from the training. Those who attended from the Anchorage Field Probation Office were Tom Karpow PO III and Andrea Kuckertz PO II. Those attending from the institution side of the house were Cary Quiring CO III and Bethanne Courson CO II both from Spring Creek. Jeremy Angel CO II, Chad Brooks CO III and Matthew Posey CO III from Goose Creek.

— PO III Caroline Stevens