Education services provided by FCI Tallahassee include Literacy, English as a Second Language, Adult Continuing Education, Parenting, and Occupational Training. Advanced Occupational Training, (College Programs) and Recreation and Leisure Time activities.
An inmate confined in a Federal institution who does not have a certified General Educational Development (GED) or a high school diploma is required to attend an Adult Literacy program for a minimum of 240 hours or until a GED is achieved, whichever occurs first. All inmates without a GED or verified high school diploma are assigned to Pre-GED or GED programs based on results from the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE). Inmates who drop out of literacy classes are subject to losing GCT (good conduct time).
Occupational Training, Marketable Skills Training, and Apprenticeship Training level courses are available. Marketable Skills courses provide entry level employment skills for a specific occupational title. Apprenticeship Training entails achievement of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s requirements for a Journeyman’s certificate for a U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training Registered Program. Inmates learn a skilled trade under the supervision of an experienced worker.
Occupational Training Programs available:
Business Education, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Horticulture, and Call Center.
Apprenticeship Programs are available in the following areas:
Baker Metal Fabrication
Dental Technician Woodworking
Quality Assurance Butcher