Robertson County JAIL 2016 G.E.D. Grads Celebrate
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Robertson County Detention Facility hosted a ceremony for graduates of the GED program on September 29th .
Twelve students participated in the graduation marking their accomplishment in a formal ceremony. Workforce Essentials staff and Sheriff Bill Holt presented the students with their diplomas, and the graduates also heard a congratulatory address from Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley.
The GED program at the detention facility is achieved through a partnership between Workforce Essentials, the State of Tennessee Department of Labor, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office. Students must meet certain criteria to enter and remain in the program.
A total of fifty-eight students have earned their diploma since the program began in 2012.
“This is a life-changing program and accomplishment for these graduates,” said Sheriff Bill Holt. “They are now more marketable with opportunities that previously were unavailable.”
“I am proud of the graduates for their dedication to turn around their lives, and I am grateful for our staff and Workforce Essentials for their hard work to make this program a reality,” Holt said.
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