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Spalding Inmates Can Earn Valuable Skills Through “In-To-Work” Program

GRIFFIN - The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with their food service vendor to offer a Food Service Certification to their current inmates. Aramark provides the meals to the Spalding inmates and is offering the classes at no charge. Aramark Food Service Director Clarence Nance is the instructor for the 8 week “In-To-Work” program.

The topics include personal hygiene, kitchen sanitation and cleanliness, food handling and rotation and recipe prep sheets among other topics. The inmates will be quizzed during the 8-week class and must pass a final exam to receive their Food Service Certification. Six inmate workers have volunteered to participate in the first class and receive hands-on experience working in the jail kitchen.

The certification is recognized by the National Restaurant Association and can provide skills that could assist an inmate in obtaining employment upon their release back into the community.

According to Sheriff Darrell Dix “This is an excellent opportunity for our inmates to learn a valuable skill that can assist them in becoming self-sufficient upon their release. With this certification a potential career in the restaurant business is possible.”

Submitted 7.25.19