|Centinela inmates to receive GEDs, vocational certificates|
CALIFORNIA - IMPERIAL — Centinela State Prison will hold a graduation ceremony for 57 inmates who have earned either a GED or certificates in vocational training at 9 a.m. today.
Twenty-eight will receive their GED, the California High School Equivalency Certificate test that measures proficiency in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
The remaining graduates will receive certificates for completing vocational trade classes, such as small engine repair, auto mechanics, auto body and paint, building maintenance and office services and related technology.
“We believe that an education and job skills are vital for an inmate who is looking to build a more constructive life when they return to their communities,” said Amy Miller, acting warden of Centinela State Prison.
Miller noted that 211 inmates will graduate from educational and vocational training classes during the next four weeks.
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