Press Release - Online Vocational Training Offered In Seneca County Correctional Facility
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program, in partnership with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, is excited to announce the launch of online vocational training for inmates at the Seneca County Correctional Facility.
Through this vocational training, inmates now have the opportunity to take introductory-level classes in the skilled trades, such as welding and CNC machine operation, and shop safety through the ToolingU online training platform. Funding for this programming is provided through a Workforce Investment Act (now Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) grant awarded to the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program in 2013.
“We are delighted to partner with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in bringing this new innovative program to the Seneca County Correctional Facility. It is our hope that inmates will take this unique opportunity to learn a trade which will benefit them upon their release from jail,” stated Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg.
A number of advanced manufacturing companies in the nine-county Greater Rochester Area have identified a lack of skilled workers as a key impediment to their growth. It is hoped that by offering these classes to inmates via the ToolingU platform, these individuals will be introduced to possible career pathways post-incarceration.
Greg Maine, Coordinator of Incarcerated Education Programs stated, "We are delighted to offer this service for individuals who need additional credential to move their careers forward. This new vocational training will open doors and create new pathways post-incarceration".
For more information about the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program and other continuing education opportunities, visit our website at: www.wflbocesadulted.org.