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Tuesday, January 30 2018

Skills for Success: Inmates receive manufacturing training through 10-day program

BLOOMINGTON,  – 

On the fourth floor of the Monroe County Correctional Center, inmates sit on plastic chairs at four white, folding tables in the jail’s recreation room. The tables form a square pod where minimum- to medium-level offenders pore over binders filled with a hundred pages on manufacturing.

“This gives us lots of hands-on experience,” inmate Jared Brown said. “It shows us everything that goes into manufacturing.”

Brown is one of 10 inmates enrolled in the Skills for Success program, a manufacturing training boot camp that provides both classroom and hands-on learning for entry-level work.

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Writer: Mary Shown, The Herald-Times, 812-331-4352, mshown@heraldt.com

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