Vocational Professional-Technical Education

Female offender participating in the welding program

Vocational professional-technical education programs of the Robert Janss School, Idaho Department of Correction, are intended to provide offenders with the skills needed to obtain employment.  These skill sets include both “soft” skills (now termed “essential” skills); practical, hands-on training in selected skilled trades; and Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-apprenticeships.  Vocational professional-technical courses are offered at all IDOC facilities, except Idaho Maximum Security Institution, and at the Idaho Correctional Center.

To accomplish our goal of providing vocational professional-technical courses and programs for all eligible offenders, a number of agencies partner with the Idaho Department of Correction.  In addition, IDOC works with the Idaho Department of Labor to inform employers of the benefits of hiring ex-offenders.&nbs