I’m so grateful I took welding
"I’m so grateful I took welding; I’ve come so far in my career because the things I was taught in that program. WSD teachers: Thank you for your patience and your willingness to teach, even in tough situations."
Pablo Gonzales, former offender/project manager
Other Success Stories that may interest you:
NEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"
NEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."
Garrett Stanley: Journeyman electrician credits WSD vocational training for chance to re-wire life, enjoy success and freedom - The jobs skills and talents that helped turn his life around came as a result of correctional education in TDCJ. Stanley fortunately fell under the guidance of skilled vocational instructors during his years at the Luther Unit in Navasota; education helped him re-direct his path.
Success Story posters on campuses - New WSD success story posters are being displayed in schools across the state to encourage students to make education, employment skills, self-esteem and positive change a permanent part of their lives.
Role Model - Success Story - "I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."