All promotions in federal prison industries and institution work assignments beyond the entry level grade are contingent on successful completion of a literacy program.
Effective November 3, 1997, inmates with a Violent Crime Control Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) sentence or a Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) sentence must participate in the literacy program and make satisfactory progress to vest/earn good time.
Also, by policy and with minor exceptions, inmates who do not speak English must participate in the English-as-a-Second Language program.
FCC Beaumont offers vocational training programs in major appliance repair, basic diesel engine repair, building trades, micro-computer application, advanced micro-computer applications, industrial sewing, commercial drivers license (CDL), culinary arts, HVAC, business education, and introduction to plastic VT.
Apprenticeship programs are offered in carpentry, electrical, painting, teacher’s aid, plumbing and HVAC. To enroll in a VT program an inmate must have a high school diploma, GED, or be enrolled in GED while making satisfactory progress.