The first week of May is a busy week for recognition. The MDOC celebrated Public Service Recognition Week, National Corrections Officer, Employee Week, and National Nurses Week. The agency didn’t want this week to pass without joining in one more opportunity for recognition: National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Teacher Appreciation is used to show thanks to teachers for their extraordinary contribution to education and development. As many MDOC employees have recognized those who teach their children this week, the agency wants to recognize its correctional educators and training staff who teach staff as well as the inmate population.
The training department produces a wealth of educational and professional development training to support
employees across the state. The MDOC training team is working hard to update the agency's training to reflect the new mission, vision, and values while at the same time, adapting in-person training to adjust to new social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency thanks its educators for your innovation, flexibility, and hard work. Your work does not go unrecognized.
The MDOC also works with many volunteers and Corrections staff to educate approximately 9,000 incarcerated individuals each year. Instructors in Adult and Vocational Education provide credentialed, behavioral and enrichment instruction through a variety of programs, organizations, and educational institutions, including many of the state’s community and junior colleges.
The MDOC appreciates everyone’s hard work and extra efforts to engage incarcerated students and train its staff.