NCDAC Education Services provides a wide range of services to offenders in every state-run facility. Services vary from basic education, high school equivalency, life skills, career and vocational to degree programs. Education Services works to provide a certification or degree of some sort, preferably state or national certification.
Education Services has established partnerships with more than two-thirds of the state’s community colleges, as well as postsecondary institutions such as the University of North Carolina system and private colleges. Funding for education in prisons is provided through varied sources, including non-profit foundation grants, donations from individuals, Federal 2nd Chance Pell grants, and the General Assembly.