The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville has instituted the Correctional Officer Program. This was made possible due to legislation from Gov. Bill Lee and the General Assembly in the 2022 State budget Package.
The state-wide program is designed to provide education and skill training to meet the Tennessee Corrections Institute Minimum Standards by providing 864 hours [two trimesters] of approved training for jailer/correctional officer certification.
This program will allow the students to address skill sets in various areas, including the chance to shadow an officer while on the job.
TCAT-Shelbyville is aiming to launch the first class for the summer trimester, beginning May 3, and is now enrolling.
Story Credit: Shelbyville Times-Gazette