(ALBION) - Twenty residents of the Chain-O-Lakes Correctional Facility graduated recently from a nationally recognized welding program.
The 20 male offenders earned their nationally recognized American Welding Society certifications through Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.
Warden Charles Bowen commended their class' 100% passing rate for the course.
Each student who qualifies for the welding course is placed into a work release program and has an opportunity to start their career with local employers while remaining incarcerated.
The ultimate goal is to maintain continuous employment upon release.
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