Education and Job Training
The Bureau of Applied Technology and Distance Education is responsible for providing applied technical/vocational training to inmates at 36 male and three female prisons, and one community correctional center. There are currently 40 different vocational programs being taught by 146 certified vocational teachers. These courses range from auto technician and water plant operations to business administration and software applications. Programs focus on occupations that show a strong labor market demand. Additional emphasis is placed on developing the inmate's ability to work as a team member and to think critically, along with skill development. The Bureau is also responsible for Distance Education and the CDLN Network; Wellness Education; Teacher Certification and Training; Placement and Transition; and Program and Instructional Development.
|FY 1996-97 GED and Vocational Certificates|
|Types of Award Locations||GED Certificates Awarded||Vocational Certificates Awarded||Total Certificates Awarded|
|Other DC Facilities||271||20||292|
|FY 1996-97 Correctional Education Participation|
|Number of Courses||29,277||9,562||38,839|
|Number of Inmates||16,152||6,465||20,641***|
|Number of Courses||3,896||1,826||5,722|
|Number of Inmates||3,771||1,789||5,421***|
|Number of Courses||19,607||5,244||24,851|
|Number of Inmates||11,620||3,603||14,136***|
* ENROLLMENTS include inmates enrolled as of 7/01/96 and new enrollments through 6/30/97.
** COMPLETIONS and OTHER EXITS are for the time period 7/01/96 through 6/30/97.
*** An unduplicated count of # of inmates is given since inmates who participated in both academic and vocational courses get counted for participation in each program.