Become a Corrections Officer in Just Four Weeks at Kalamazoo Valley

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
The Kalamazoo Valley Law Enforcement Training Center at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is offering a four-week-long Corrections Officer Academy that runs from February 17 to March 13 to help fill the growing number of open corrections positions in state prisons. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Groves Campus.
The Corrections Officer Academy is a Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating and Training Council-approved, 160-hour certification program for correctional personnel supervising inmates in county jails. The average starting salary is $35,849 while highly experiences workers can earn as much as $53,306.
This four-week program focuses on obtaining the skills necessary to maintain the safety and security of a correctional facility. The tuition is $1,200 and the program is eligible for funding through the Kalamazoo Promise, Veterans Administration Education Benefits and the Michigan No Worker Left Behind program.
The academy curriculum consists of the following training modules:Booking and IntakeCorrectional LawCultural DiversityCustody and SecurityDefensive TacticsEthics in CorrectionsFire SafetyInterpersonal CommunicationsPrisoner BehaviorReport WritingWorkplace HarassmentStress ManagementSuicide AwarenessFirst Aid / CPR / AED
Open enrollment will take place at the Groves Campus Monday, February 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Due to limited space for the academy, candidate evaluations will be conducted to determine admittance into the program. Admission to the program will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. To be eligible for academy consideration, participants must: be at least 18 years of age; possess a high school diploma or equivalent; apply to become a Kalamazoo Valley student; have no prior felony convictions (including expunged convictions); and successfully meet minimum scores onKalamazoo Valley placement tests. Minimum Next Generation Accuplacer placement scores include a 236 in Reading and a 247 in Writing.
Individuals interested in coming to open enrollment should bring their driver’s license and placement scores. To reserve a seat in the academy, a nonrefundable deposit of $250 is required at the time of registration. The application deadline is February 12.
For more information, visit http://www.kvcc.edu/corrections or contact Victor Ledbetter at 269.353.1261 or vledbetter@kvcc.edu or Kenyatta Herrion at 269.353.1280 or kherrion@kvcc.edu.

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David Wesley Archer’s newly released “8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis” is an enthralling memoir that shows others the art of teaching the love of tennis

MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 13, 2020
“8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis”: a masterful account that explains to readers how tennis has radically changed the youth tennis culture, as well as transforming the youth’s tennis finances. “8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis” is the creation of published author David Wesley Archer, a man who has been teaching tennis for forty-four years. His dad was a high school tennis coach for twenty-five years and also taught all the recreational tennis classes in East San Jose, California.
Archer writes, “David Archer’s heart for junior tennis is seen in his passion for teaching incredible basics to junior tennis players from ages two years and up.
“Although working with High-Performance youth and adults for years, his main teaching systems have finally blossomed in the form of this book titled ‘8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis’.
“From the ‘tennis love story’ in the introduction through chapter 1, to the more detailed chapters that outline the ‘7 steps for Pro’s every class’ and ‘A typical day for beginners’ and ‘A typical day for beginner/intermediates, ending with the final chapter ‘Our First Fifty Drills in Progression,’ David’s ‘awestruck in love’ approach is certainly evident, and he has hit the nail on the head when it comes to teaching the very needed basics of tennis to youth in an encouraging and always uplifting manner.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Wesley Archer’s new book is a fundamental handbook that tells the readers how tennis culture builds a strong bond between the teaching team and the students.
This book will walk the readers through easy steps that will fuel the fire in every children’s heart and help create a love for this lifetime sport—tennis.
View a synopsis of “8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis” on YouTube.
Consumers can purchase “8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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