Coastal Bend College has continued to reap the benefits of positive relationships with employers in the areas we serve. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) came to CBC Beeville to test some students for potential employment. Our students had to take a written exam and score a passing grade, then go through an interview process. All 12 of the students that took the exam passed, which led to the interview process. We are very proud to announce all 12 received job offers. This process gained them a job offer as a Correctional Officer for the State of Texas. The academy is set to run offset from the student’s current school schedules, as well as, the job will run on the days the students are off from class. Above is a photo of our students graduating from the academy following the conclusion of the program.
“Our students’ character and our program’s reputation has afforded us this perfect opportunity for our students to gain employment and experience in the realm of criminal justice. This experience will not only allow them to work during their obtainment of education, but will be a great occupational listing for their resumes. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has been very generous in this pilot program, as they wish to see not only our students succeed, but all of their employees. TDCJ is a model for employers who wish to see success for their employees.” – Jarod Bleibdrey, Criminal Justice/Forensics/Law Enforcement Instructor.
The students and Professor Bleibdrey took a Unit Tour of the John B. Connally unit on the following Saturday, hosted by the Senior Warden of the facility. This is a phenomenal opportunity for our students to gain real-world experience while obtaining their degree at Coastal Bend College.
“Practical application and experiencing real-world effects have long been known for benefiting of anyone. By taking these proven theories of learning, law enforcement students are subjected to chemical agent exposure of both CS (chlorobenzalmalononitrile) and OC (oleoresin capsicum), as so they may understand the pain and discomfort one feels under the duration of these less than lethal force options. With this understanding the student would anticipate what the perpetrating suspect would feel as well as have the mental ability to absorb this pain and have the mental capacity to push through the pain and carry out the given objective…should they ever be exposed to the chemical agents while in the line of duty.” – Jarod Bleibdrey
To see a video of the pepper spray demonstration, please visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/CoastalBendCollege