FSA – Vocational Training 2022
|Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide, 1/2022||The Bureau’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program falls under three broad categories: 1) Apprenticeship Training, 2) Certification Course Training, and 3) Vocational Training.
Vocational Training: Marketable training that provides specific entry-level or advanced job skills and certification that is instructor-led with hands-on skill building, as well as, live-work projects. A variety of skilled trades are offered including building trades, welding, heating ventilation and refrigeration (HVAC), highway construction, and wind-turbine technology.
Generally, these programs require inmates to have completed the high school equivalency, but concurrent enrollment is sometimes possible. Each individual program is designed to enhance post-release employment opportunities by providing inmates with the ability to obtain marketable, in-demand employment skills. Most programs follow a competency-based curriculum, which teaches specific job skills and leads to a recognized credential, certificate, or degree.
It should be noted that some programs offer “exploratory courses,” which allow inmates to explore a possible program before making a long-term commitment.
|Hours||This program is typically completed in 125 hours.|
|Program Delivery||To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, Vocational Training must be delivered by Education and Federal Prison Industries staff. This program may also be delivered by a qualified volunteer or contractor.|
|Institution Locations||Available at all BOP institutions.|