Six Detainees Receive Automotive and Light Repair Certificates

FORSYTH, Ga. –  On June 30, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), in partnership with North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) Adult Education WIOA grant program, hosted an Automotive and Light Repair graduation. During the ceremony, six detainees received Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Technician certificates.

"We appreciate our partners that assist us in providing the detainees with the skills necessary to obtain employment upon release," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "By completing this program, these offenders have taken an invaluable step towards ensuring they are prepared when they return to society."

The 10-week Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician certificate program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field as entry-level technicians to diagnose, service, and repair basic electrical/electronic automotive systems. Topics covered during the course include engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train/axles, suspension/steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.

About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising approximately 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit .


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