Career & Technical Training

We train Missourians to enter the workforce.

The Department of Corrections Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services offers efficient and effective career and technical educational services inside correctional institutions. These programs form a bridge to a successful transition to society.

Thanks to grants from the Workforce Development Board and partnerships with state agencies, our vocational training options are constantly growing. We offer apprenticeships in wastewater management, heavy equipment operation, and horticulture and farming. We use simulators to give offender students hands-on experience within our institution classrooms.

We also help Missouri businesses find the skilled labor force they need in areas such as manufacturing, construction, auto mechanics, truck driving, heavy equipment operation, health care, food service and more. Employers recruit trained laborers pre-release through resource fairs and video interviews and after release through our reentry programs.

Certifications

  • Career Connections Level 1, 2, and 3
  • Certiport
  • Cosmetology
  • DOL Certificate
  • National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER)
  • ServSafe
Computer Training

Programs

Automotive Mechanics

Automotive Mechanics

Electrical systems; ignition systems; engine repair; steering and suspension systems; brakes; manual drive trains; automatic transmission; transaxle

Institutions: Algoa Correctional Center, Jefferson City; Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron; Northeast Correctional Center, Bowling Green

Applied Computer Technology

Keyboarding; Windows 7; Word 2010; Excel 2010; computer hardware and software maintenance and care

Institutions: Farmington Correctional Center, Farmington; Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron

Basic Welding

Level one welding instruction; Oxyfuel cutting; base metal preparation; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment and setup; metal inert gas (MIG) welding techniques

Institutions: Algoa Correctional Center, Jefferson City; Boonville Correctional Center, Boonville; Moberly Correctional Center, Moberly; Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron

Building Trades

Building Trades

Basic carpentry skills including: plumbing, framing, dry wall, paint, wall coverings, floors, doors and windows; siding and

insulation; concrete and tile work; electrical procedures and repairs

Institutions: Moberly Correctional Center, Moberly; Northeast Correctional Center, Bowling Green; Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron

Business Technology

Careers in the modern office; keyboarding and ten-key; office basics; office support skills

Institutions: Chillicothe Correctional Center, Chillicothe; Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Vandalia

Certified Nurse’s Assistant

Orientation to the long-term environment; human anatomy and physiology; temperature, pulse and respiration; blood pressure; care plan

Commercial Driving Simulator

Institutions: Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Vandalia

Commercial Vehicle Operator

Instruction that will lead to a commercial driver’s license; pre-trip inspections; super-10 transmission; driving

Institutions: Farmington Correctional Center, Farmington; Northeast Correctional Center, Bowling Green

Cosmetology

Instruction that will lead to a cosmetology license

Institutions: Chillicothe Correctional Center, Chillicothe; Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Vandalia

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Food service industry; ServSafe; tools and equipment; cooking methods and techniques

Institutions: Algoa Correctional Center, Jefferson City; Chillicothe Correctional Center, Chillicothe; Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, Pacific; Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Vandalia

Customer Service Representative

Service industry careers; keyboarding; principles of customer service

Institutions: Chillicothe Correctional Center, Chillicothe

Diesel Mechanics

Electrical wiring technology

Brake and wheel systems; transmission, fifth wheel; cooling; engines; differential systems; servicing of trucks; suspension, fuel and electrical systems

Institutions: Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron

Electrical Wiring Technology

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) core curriculum, residential and light commercial wiring

Institutions: Boonville Correctional Center, Boonville

Heavy Equipment Operator

Introduction to operating an excavator, construction tractor, forklift and skid loader using simulators

Heavy Equipment Operator

Institutions: Boonville Correctional Center, Boonville

Introduction to Food Service

Introduction to ServSafe and culinary arts; food safety; personal food preparation; serving food

Algoa Correctional Center, Jefferson City;

Manufacturing Technology

Safety; quality / measurement; manufacturing processes; maintenance awareness

Institutions:  Tipton Correctional Center, Tipton

Modern Cabinetry and Construction

General woodworking; wood finishing; basic processes of wood fabrication; special topics

Institutions: Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron

Outdoor Power Equipment

Servicing small engines ignition systems; engine overhauls; drive train systems; electrical wiring systems; fuel systems

Institutions: Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron

Professional Gardening

Professional Gardening

Introduction to greenhouse operation and management; plant science basics; landscape design elements; pest control

Institutions: Chillicothe Correctional Center, Chillicothe; Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, Pacific; Northeast Correctional Center, Bowling Green; Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Vandalia

Residential Plumbing

Maintaining and repairing plumbing systems; identification of fittings, joining copper tubing and steel pipe; setting plumbing fixtures; plastic pipe; steel pipe and fittings; National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum

Institutions: Western Missouri Correctional Center, Cameron