By Lt. Dean Spears, PIO, CMC

The efforts of staff at California Men’s Colony produced 162 graduates from various educational and vocational programs on June 6.

 Robert Thomas was the instructor for the GED program. The program graduated 90 students.

Seng Chen was the instructor for the vocational electronics program. The program graduated 57 students. 

Scott Cosgrove was the instructor for the vocational construction technology program. The program graduated eight students.

Fire Capt. Robert Roberson was the instructor for the Fire Services First Responder program. The program graduated 10 students, including one Fire Fighter I and two Fire Fighter IIs.

The Mission of the Central Coast Adult School at CMC is to reduce prison recidivism by providing incarcerated students with the vocational, academic, and life skills needed to successfully re-enter society. 

The CMC Educational staff offer rehabilitative programs, including Adult Basic Education (ABE), Developmentally Disabled Program (DDP), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), General Education Development (GED), business occupations (OSRT), vocational electronics, welding, building maintenance, and the Voluntary Education Program (VEP).