Inmates earn HVAC certification for successful reentry

April 30, 2019

 APRIL 29, 2019, by Melina Druga - Pennsylvania Business Report

 

Nine of Pennsylvania’s 25 prisons offer inmates heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training and the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education & Research certificates.

 

The training is offered through the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Bureau of Correction Education.

 

“Every year the DOC releases 19,000 individuals back into their communities following incarceration,” Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said. “While these individuals are committed to our care and custody, we work to provide them with a variety of educational and vocational programs to teach them skills that they can use after incarceration to obtain and keep life-sustaining jobs.”


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