The Workforce unit prepares inmates for employment.
Vocational Classroom Training prepares inmates for employment in the following trades:
The Department has collaborated with the Technical College System of Georgia TCSG to certify these programs and offer Technical school certificates to inmates who complete the program.
On the Job Training inmates earn Technical school certificates while employed on their work assignments.
Live Work Projects provide work experience for inmates in our vocational education classes. Inmates can build, remodel, or repair items owned by state, county, local government and non-profit agencies.
The Offender Parolee Probationer State Training Employee Program (TOPPSTEP) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Corrections, the Department of Labor, the Department of Human Resources, and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to provide inmates with the documents needed to obtain employment upon release (i.e. birth-certificate and Social Security card)
Patricia Lehn, Workforce Development Manager
Operations, Planning and Training Division
P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029