Amarillo College has just received a grant to educate prisoners.
The Grant comes from Ascendium Education Groups Ready for Pell initiative.
It’s designed to provide postsecondary education in prison to navigate changes to Pell Grant programs for financial assistance, increase economic mobility and open new opportunities.
AC is one of 22 schools to receive the grant, which gives up to 120-thousand dollars in funding to advance postsecondary education in prison programs.
The college will start offering intermediate diesel certificates to be completed in 11 months and offer a pathway to an associate degree in Diesel Transportation Technology.