Earlier this year, Warden Gary Sandor recognized inmates at California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco, for their achievements in the area of education and vocational skills.
The CRC, Norco, Vista Del Rio Adult School, always honors vocational students who complete notable milestones in their program in awards ceremonies. This is the third graduating class of students since the school opened at the prison in August 2009.
The ceremony held in the prison’s Chapel recognized students for Course Completions (most students completed more than two courses). Vocational Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC students received a total of 99 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certificates.
Thirty-three students received OSHA certificates and 39 received C-Tech (fiber optics) certificates. Students in the following programs received Course Completion Certificates: Landscaping/Gardening – 8; Automotive Repair – 38; Electronics – 9; and Office Services & Related Technologies – 7.
The ceremony was attended by notable guests, including CRC Warden Gary Sandor. The Warden and Associate Warden Melchell McCray delivered encouraging addresses to the audience.
“It’s important to release a skilled, knowledgeable, employable citizen back into the community”, Warden Sandor told the graduates as part of his address.