System geared toward saving taxpayer dollars and increasing education for state’s correctional officers
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Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 22, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced it is the first corrections company to implement a staff education and training platform. In a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), this platform supports an education initiative to increase staff training through an innovative use of technology.
“The Tennessee Department of Correction embraces training and continuous education for all of our staff,” said Commissioner Tony C. Parker. “This partnership with GTL gives the Department a practical, low-cost way to increase the amount of training our team receives using an interactive, efficient tool. This is something that no other department of correction is doing, and we are proud to be the first to utilize technology in this way.”
“Our education and training content combined with our learning management system enhances education while lowering training costs by providing digitized courses and a scoring and evaluation module often utilized by colleges,” said Dr. Turner Nashe, GTL Senior Vice President of Education Services.
“After a lot of hard up-front work digitizing courses and building test material, I believe we are leading the way with innovative thinking on education through this unique partnership. Many of the corrections officers coming into the system are young adults who are used to consuming content digitally. Now through responsive design of our platform, we have provided them a system of learning that is delivered over tablets and smartphones. Commissioner Parker should be lauded for being a pioneer by embracing technology to increase education and training for state officers,” continued Dr. Nashe.
GTL’s entire solution suite will be showcased from June 25–27 in booth 351 at the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nevada. GTL will also have its Technology in Motion tour vehicle on display inside the exposition hall at the NSA conference. The Technology in Motion vehicle includes the latest hardware, software, and connectivity to enable comprehensive hands-on demonstrations of the full range of offerings for the corrections, education, and government sectors.
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers and aid in rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism rates for inmates. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to 32 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 79 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 40 of the top 50, which comprise 1.8 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
GTL’s ConnectNetwork is the one-stop resource for friends and family members to connect with their incarcerated loved ones. Friends and family can deposit money into an inmate’s accounts, schedule and conduct video visits, and send messages. To learn more about ConnectNetwork, please visit www.connectnetwork.com or social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.
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