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Gov. Ivey awards grant to support vocational training for incarcerated people

Gov. Kay Ivey awarded a $150,000 grant to JF Ingram State Technical College to provide career technical education to incarcerated people.

The university is partnering with the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Department of Pardons and Parole for this program, which will serve students in state correctional education facilities across Alabama. One of the goals set for this program is for at least 150 students to earn one or more of his industry-recognized qualifications or certifications.

“It can be difficult for former prisoners to reenter and secure meaningful employment after completing their sentences,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “By providing these people with the skills they need for employment, we can reduce recidivism, provide a path to a productive future, and strengthen Alabama’s workforce.”

The Alabama Department of Economic Community administers grants from funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“This program helps people re-enter society after serving time in prison and provides them with the skills to succeed in their careers,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell. “ADECA is pleased to join Governor Ivey and support this educational initiative.”

ADECA manages a wide range of programs supporting law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation, and recreation.

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