Education and Job Training
Distance Learning Administrator
Applied Technology and Distance Education is responsible for providing vocational training to inmates at 29 male and four female prisons. There are currently 36 different vocational programs available to inmates, ranging from air conditioning and heating repair to water plant operation. Emphasis is placed on the inmate's ability to work as a team member and do critical thinking, along with skill development.
|Scott Whitacre of Brevard CI and Kerstine DeVoe of Central Florida Reception Center present "Sex Offender Treatment" training via the Corrections Distance Learning Network.|
The Florida Corrections Distance Learning Network (CDLN) consists of 38 sites at 23 correctional institutions, all five regional offices and five probation and parole offices. Using satellite and two-way videoconferencing technologies, CDLN provides educational programs for offenders and staff development and training for employees. In FY 1995-96, the CDLN delivered over 20 training programs including Corrections Quality Managerial Leadership, Interstate Compact, Classification, Personnel, Domestic Violence, Probation and Parole to over 4,000 employees in its first year, in addition to a 42-part GED program to inmates in 20 institutions to be followed by a literacy training program for instructors, volunteers and tutors that will result in a 30-part literacy program. Centralized delivery of educational services and training allows the department to offer high quality and increased quantity of programs at a low cost per student and employee.
Accomplishments in 1995-96: