SCSO inmates graduate training program

SCSO Inmate Graduation

Pictured from left are Clarence Nance, Everette Mack, Travis Bates, Reginald Smith, Andrew Davis, Terry Nicholson, Food Service Supervisor Mary Inman and Sheriff Darrell Dix. (Photo courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office)

STAFF REPORT :::

A second class of inmates has graduated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Serve-Safe Program.

This partnership between the SCSO and Aramark Food Services is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting.

“The program was sponsored by the Aramark Food Company and there was no cost to the inmates or the county for the training. Each of the inmates volunteered for the nine-week program that includes a testing process to graduate and obtain the certification. Yesterday we had a graduation ceremony where family, friends, Aramark representatives, and Sheriff’s Office employees could attend and taste some of the foods that were prepared by the graduates,” said Sheriff Darrell Dix. “These men worked hard and now have a marketable skill that will hopefully get them going in the right direction. Our hope is that they understand that no matter what they have done in their past, they can still do positive things today.”

Aramark Food Services Director Clarence Nance said it is a pleasure to provide this training program to SCSO inmates.

“We are pleased to partner with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in providing the Serve-safe program to inmates. The Aramark staff had the opportunity to teach the guys who went through this class and I am proud of each of them and their accomplishments. They worked very hard to obtain this goal,” Nance said.

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