National Apprentice Week to Be Celebrated at EOCI in Pendleton

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The commissioner from the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, Christina Stephenson, will visit Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton on Nov. 15 to celebrate national apprenticeship week.

The event will include a visit to the EOCI Physical Plant area with an overview of the apprenticeship programs there such as welding, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, boiler operations.

The event goes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 .pmCheck-in is at 11 a.m.

RSVP to Christopher Scarr at Christopher.A.Scarr@doc.oregon.gov by Nov. 9. A background check is required for access into the facility. A list of equipment, tripods, batteries, microphone, cameras, etc. is required.

EOCI was authorized in 1983 by the 62nd Legislative Assembly as the first medium-security adult male correctional facility established outside Marion County. Until its conversion to a prison, EOCI had been a state mental hospital, with most of the buildings originally constructed in 1912-13. The first adults in custody were received on June 24, 1985. The 1,682-bed facility is Pendleton´s fourth largest employer.

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