Making a difference in the lives of inmates

By Chris Cooper - [email protected]

Having a presence in the detention center for the Logan County Adult Learning Center has proven to be a great tool for inmates and their future. From earning a General Education Diploma (GED) and becoming workforce ready, to learning how to budget, be a better parent and a productive member of society, Adult Learning Center has been making an impact in the lives of those who will eventually reenter our communities.

“I want to thank the fiscal court, jailer Phil Gregory and all those who allow us to come into the jail,” said Pam Morgan of the Adult learning Center. Morgan spoke to magistrates on Monday, June 27 at a fiscal court meeting. “I wanted to come and bring you up to date on what we are doing.”

Morgan told the court the Adult Learning Center had been coming into the Logan County Detention Center for the past 10 years. They offer many programs including GED, National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), work opportunity, family preparedness and literacy. Morgan said they will be continuing these programs as well as adding more this year.

Adult Education will be releasing numbers in August on its success in these areas. Morgan did say she is very proud of the center and of reaching all four areas the center is responsible for.

“We are within the top 15 of all programs,” said Morgan giving credit to the staff at the center and their dedication to changing lives.

One of the most recent accomplishments has been with the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which prepares inmates to enter into the workforce when they are released. Logan County is one of the first counties in the state whose inmates are receiving time off their sentences by completing the program.

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a hiring tool that addresses concerns voiced by the business community, namely access to qualified job applicants. Individuals who earn a certificate have demonstrated that they can apply the critical foundational skills that nearly every job uses.

By Chris Cooper

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To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

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