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Offenders learn aerospace lessons


James Eik

Aerospace composite skills are taught to offenders at the Airway Heights Corrections Center.

An aerospace composite course at the Airway Heights Corrections Center is providing hands-on lessons for offenders.

The program teaches offenders skills to help them obtain an entry level job creating aerospace composite materials, covering all of the elements needed to be a versatile presence in the workforce.

Chad Lewis, Director of Department of Corrections communications, said the concept of teaching and putting vocational skills to work at the same time has made the program more effective and also increased material retention.

“GED scores are up tremendously,” he said.

While th...

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