Education

GED (General Educational Development):

Objective of class is to assist offenders in overall education skill level, preparation for GED test, development of study skills, improve offenders’ academic and social self concept and prepare offenders to be more academically marketable at time of release.

  • Number of weeks determined by student level.  Classes are 2 hours five times per week.

 

Life Skills:

(Similar to Work Readiness class, but Life Skills is more in depth.)  Objective of class is to help offenders prepare for work opportunity as well as learn soft skills in order to be an employable citizen upon release.  Offenders are able to participate in career exploration in order to identify careers of interest, explore training and education options, develop necessary paperwork for job seeking, and develop skills for location and applying for jobs.  Offenders are able to practice interviewing skills and develop soft skills for keeping employment upon release.  If an offender has not taken Life Skills and one of her individual top three need areas on the LSI-R is employment, they are referred to this program.  Evidence based programming curriculum.

  • 12 weeks, 5 hours, 5 times per week.

 

Literacy Classes:

Objective of class is to develop reading and writing skills for functional living as well as further education and to raise reading skills to the 6.0 grade level.

  • Number of weeks determined by student level.  Classes are 2 hours five times per week