Incarcerated Individuals Recognized at Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

California State Prison, Lancaster Celebrates 30 Incarcerated Apprenticeship Program Graduates.

Congratulations are in order for 30 incarcerated individuals that recently completed their apprenticeship program through CALPIA. The industry-accredited certification qualifies incarcerated individuals for employment when returning to their communities, in jobs that range from construction to health-care facility maintenance. According to a new UC study, CALPIA participants are less likely to be rearrested, re-convicted, and re-incarcerated.

Special Representative and newly appointed CALPIA Board Member, Kyle Patterson was present to congratulate and encourage graduates to make the most of this new opportunity.

“The opportunity is there,” he told the graduates. “You just have to take advantage of it, stick with it, and your life will be better for you and your communities.”

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