Juvenile jail debuts new vocational education building


YDDC unveiled its new vocational education building Thursday. It will help students get skills to land them jobs once they’re out of jail. 

The building was a maintenance shop that was completely remodeled. 

Students are learning construction and welding.

High school students will get credits and post-graduate students can get certificates. 

“These are kids who had pretty tough rocky pasts and they didn’t want to be here. But we work…on the time spent her is spent getting skills, confidence, learning about structure,” CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson said. 

Secretary Jacobson hopes the next step is getting an automotive shop. 

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