Tuesday, January 30 2018
Skills for Success: Inmates receive manufacturing training through 10-day program
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.
Writer: Mary Shown, The Herald-Times, 812-331-4352, firstname.lastname@example.org