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Inmates Graduate from Job-Skills Training Classes


A total of 13 inmates at the Lexington County Detention Center will graduate at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 from job-skills training classes that the inmates successfully completed while being housed at the Detention Center.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said a graduation ceremony will be conducted for the 13 inmates at a courtroom that is adjacent to the front entrance of the Detention Center at the Lexington County James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington.

A total of seven inmates successfully completed a six-week culinary arts training class while being housed at the Detention Center, Metts said. The following inmates completed the training class: Clayton Middlebrook, Blaine Merritt, Ryan Stevens, Michael Reed, Randall Williams, Edward Collins and Robert Hatten.

Trinity Services Group, Inc., which contracts with Lexington County government to provide meals for inmates at the Detention Center, conducted the culinary arts training class, Metts said. The goal of the culinary arts training class is to educate inmates in order to provide them with food preparation skills that they can use to find jobs in the food service industry after they are released from the Detention Center.

Inmates who participated in the culinary arts training class met daily for 30 minutes with Eva Barnett, who supervises food service at the Detention Center, Metts said. Barnett provided inmates with hands-on instruction concerning cleaning and sanitation, food safety, preparation of cold food and hot food, portion control, food inventory and food ordering.

A total of six inmates successfully completed a job-skills assessment program while being housed at the Detention Center, Metts said. Inmates Bernard Burgess, Edmond Levy, Titus Quaye, Crystal Bude, Gwenn Vandalen and Vanessa Deputy completed the program.

The six inmates completed the WorkKeys job-skills assessment program that is administered by ACT, which provides educational testing and workforce development services across the United States, Metts said. Adult education teachers conducted the job-skills assessment program at the Detention Center in partnership with Lexington County School District Two and Lexington County School District Four.

The job-skills assessment program was conducted at no cost to the Sheriff’s Department, Metts said. The program enables inmates to demonstrate to prospective employers that they have the necessary skills to perform particular jobs. The program also provides inmates with information about jobs that would best fit their skills.

In addition, inmates who complete the job-skills assessment program learn about additional training and skill development that they should undertake in order to enhance their opportunities to obtain full-time employment after they are released from jail, Metts said.



 


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