So, I went through a few transfers. I ended up here at Illinois River CC in Canton, Il, 61520.
I was lucky enough to get back into Lakeland college classes. I was accepted and landed a spot in the Modern Automotive Technology class. That's a vocational program with Lakeland college. I love it! I didn't like the Math class, but I got through that with a C-average. Now I'm in the real automotive book. It reads like a Chilton’s manual. I'm interested and follow it, already having a mechanical background, this is a good fit for me.
The law has changed as 2020 and everybody is intending to get the program sentence credit. (Good Time Credit) Good time for educational and work programs. Everybody, us inmates are waiting for the new calculation time sheets to start coming in.
I know most inmates have to wait to get a position in classes. Guess I'm just lucky. They must've seen my transcripts. I also finished a Psychology class before I transferred from Lawrenceville. So, I'm stacking up the credits now working toward certifications in the automotive class and hopefully eventually an Associate’s degree. That degree is still my goal.
I'm in the garage, the shop again and I like that. I'll be working toward A.S.E. certifications. I like my instructor, professor. I believe there’s still a life out there in the world for me.
Write me. OK. I get lonely trying to keep busy, you know.
So I have to maintain a C-average to get the Good Time Sentence credit. That's incentive for more inmates to get into educational programs. Right now in my first syllabus, I have the first 8 chapters of my Modern Automotive Technology book. I have a B average.
Hope that maybe potential employers will see here my skill and education. I would hope that people would know that I have made changes in my life and rebuilding my life.
Go Kansas City Chiefs! I've been keeping up with football….TV, that's always good conversation.
Hope there's someone out there to write me!