BARRON COUNTY -- 10 Students have completed the requirements to receive a High School Equivalency Diploma as a result of a partnership between the Barron County Sheriff’s Office and Northwood Technical College, according to a press release from Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.
As of today the Barron County Jail and Northwood Technical College had 10 students complete the requirements to receive an HSED, 143% of last year’s total, and we are on track to doubling last year’s total by the end of the spring semester.
Congratulations to all.
Additionally, we are excited to announce our education expansion to Northwood Technical College’s CNC Machining program. This grant-funded opportunity allows students here to take the first college course of the program which includes: Print Reading Fundamentals, Interpreting Industrial Prints, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
Northwood Technical College has provided an instructor, textbook, and materials necessary for class. Upon release, students may continue the program at Northwood Technical College to earn their diploma and have unique opportunities in their specialized skills.
Thank you to Northwood Technical College and Barron County for making this possible!
We would like to congratulate Donald Scott in obtaining his HSED.
Pictured with Mr. Scott are Barron County Jail Program Director Amanda Poppe and Instructor Mike Larson from Northwood Technical College.
-- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff