Vocational Skills Training

Participants are required to obtain a GED if they do not have a GED or a high school diploma. 

Participants are required to complete one of two 90 days intensive substance abuse programs.  The Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Program is taught by the LSP Mental Health Department.  The Residential Drug Abuse Program used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons is taught by offender mentors.  Participants are required to complete one of these substance abuse treatment programs before beginning vocational educational training.

Vocational Educational Training is based on approved industry based certification programs in the areas listed from the following organizations:

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)


  • Automotive Transmission/Transaxle
  • Breaks
  • Electrical Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Repair
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Manual Transmission/Transaxle
  • Engine Performance

Collision Repair

  • Structural Repair
  • Non-structural Repair
  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Panting and Refinishing

National Center for Construction, Education and Research

  • Carpentry
  • Concrete Refinishing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drywall/ Painting
  • Electrical
  • Horticulture
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

Equipment and Engine Repair Council (EETC)

Outdoor Power Equipment

  • Two Stroke Engines
  • Four Stroke Engines
  • Electrical
  • Reel Technology
  • Generators
  • Drive Lines Hydraulics
  • Compact Diesel
  • Components

Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA)

  • Generator Repair

National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS)

  • Machine Tool Technology