In less than one year, the corrections technology leader has overseen the successful completion of nearly half a million courses by incarcerated individuals using the ViaPath learning management system
Updated Oct. 13, 2022 (Falls Church, VA) — ViaPath Technologies, a global corrections technology leader which facilitates connections, educational opportunities, and successful reintegration for incarcerated individuals, recently surpassed a milestone of three million learning hours completed by incarcerated individuals on the ViaPath Inspire® tablets. ViaPath’s learning management system (LMS) is currently utilized in correctional facilities all across the United States.
Since launching in October 2021, ViaPath’s LMS has been used by nearly 70,000 incarcerated individuals who have completed over 645,000 online courses. The courses are free of charge to all tablet users and cover a wide range of both personal and professional topics. Among the most commonly accessed and completed are courses on substance addiction recovery, financial literacy, and culinary arts training.
“Education is essential to growth and is a foundational component to breaking the cycle of incarceration,” said Deb Alderson, CEO of ViaPath Technologies. “We could not be prouder of the individuals across the country who have embraced ViaPath’s learning systems as a means to improve their personal outcomes. We look forward to continuing to grow our content offerings and bringing our tablets into more facilities in the near future.”
Certificates are awarded to incarcerated individuals that successfully complete courses, based on their corrections facility’s schedule of access to the tablets. Upon release, returning citizens can continue to access certain services for one year post incarceration, allowing for a smoother reintegration into their communities.
“ViaPath Technologies may have provided the resources, but the credit for reaching this milestone really belongs to the incarcerated men and women who have shown a remarkable dedication to educate and improve themselves,” said Tony Lowden, ViaPath’s Vice President of Reintegration and Community Engagement. “It is a true privilege to help these individuals prepare to reintegrate into society with pride and purpose, and use the education and training they’ve received to obtain gainful employment and be productive participants in their communities.”