December 10, 2019
FDC to Host Graduation for Inmates Earning CDL Certifications
- Media are invited to attend a graduation ceremony for 45 inmates who have completed the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program. Graduates have shown proficiency in vehicle safety, vehicle operating regulations, trip planning and have demonstrated vehicle driving skills through the use of on-site simulators.
- Through the CDL program at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, inmates earn industry-recognized certifications through coursework and driving simulators. This training assists them in obtaining a commercial vehicle operator license upon release. Upon release, inmates are paired with potential employers to assist with employment opportunities.
- Secretary Mark S. Inch will be present at the event.
- Friday, December 20, 2019 8 a.m. Central
Media should arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. for processing through security and equipment set up. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
- Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
5850 East Milton Road
Media space will be limited. Please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will be required to complete and submit a media background access form. Media attendees will have an opportunity to interview and film/photograph consenting inmates.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 95,000 inmates and supervises nearly 164,000 offenders in the community.