Renovation celebrated with ribbon-cutting
The Correctional Training Facility (CTF) auto body shop is in even better shape to prepare students for successful careers thanks to a recent remodel.
The CTF Education Department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Vocational Auto Body Program. The program was closed for about a year while the remodel was completed.
Upon completion of the 18-month program, the 27 students assigned to the Vocational Auto Body Shop will receive certifications in collision repair, paint color analysis and body repair and painting. The upgrade will help them meet those goals, with the installation of a new auto paint booth, auto body aligner, and paint mixing room.
Event attendees included:
- Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP)
- Division of Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE)
- CTF management staff
- CTF education staff
- Incarcerated people assigned to the CTF Vocational Auto Body Program
- Supervisors of Vocational Instruction from other institutions
- Vocational Auto Body instructors from other institutions
“The men assigned to this program will now have access to the latest auto body technology,” said David Mena, Vice Principal of Vocations. “With this, along with the certifications obtained, they will have the ability to acquire a job with a livable wage upon release from prison.”
Career Technical Education (CTE)
CTE is provided in seven different career sectors that include building and construction, energy and utilities, business and finance, information and communication technologies, fashion and interior design, manufacturing and product development, and transportation.
All 20 CTE programs provide industry-recognized certification and an employment pathway to both a career and a livable wage.
Submitted by Lt. Wil Landrum