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News Release
Heavy Equipment Operator Certification offered to Adults in Custody - 10/03/22


Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in partnership with Baker Technical Institute 



Observe and discuss certification opportunity for adults in custody (AICs)



October 12 and 19, 2022

9:00 – 10:00 AM



24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road
Wilsonville, OR 97070


RSVP:RSVP to Amber Knight via email no later than October 7, 2022
Contact Information:    

Amber Knight, 503-507-3567



Additional Information:

Members of the media are invited to observe the virtual training opportunity being offered to AICs for Heavy Equipment Operator Certification. Those attending must be on site by 8:30 AM for processing and directions. Further instructions will be given at check in. 



The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) received a three-year grant totaling $900,000 through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Second Chance Act. This grant allows DOC to offer a virtual heavy equipment operation, industry recognized certification program through Baker Technical Institute (BTI) to several DOC facilities, including Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF). BTI placed a trailer on-site at CCCF with virtual reality technology to train AICs on heavy equipment as well as offering First Aid and CPR, Flagger Certification, and Forklift Certification. Wraparound services will also be offered such as resume writing, job search assistance, and connections to WorkSource Oregon. Programs started at CCCF on Sept 26 and will move to Powder River Correctional Facility in Baker City and Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario in November.



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