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Windham School District Superintendent and Workforce Specialist thank Regional Recruiting Manager of TIC for partnership support.

Windham School District Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter (right) and Workforce Specialist Rex Rhone thank Regional Recruiting Manager Brian Robinson of TIC for partnership support.  TIC and other industry employers are helping WSD prepare offenders for post-release employment in skilled positions after their release.  Input from industry partners can help WSD align of courses with employee demands throughout the various regions of Texas. 

Workforce Solutions Partners with Windham School District

Workforce Solutions Partners with Windham School District - McAllen, TX – Representatives from the Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Solutions Board (WFS) and the Windham School District (WSD) met on April 24, 2018 at the WFS Corporate Office to sign a partnership agreement that will lead to the development of a program meant to help offenders rejoin the workforce.

Windham Workday video takes look at hands-on vocational training

Windham School District - Career & Technical Education WORKDAY

 


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Success Stories

Success Story IconEducation changed my life -
"These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."

Success Story IconFormer Windham student becomes successful electrician -
Garrett Stanley, a wonderful story of success in life after incarceration.

Success Story IconNEW - I learned a great deal  - "I really enjoyed this class and I learned a great deal. Painting and Decorating is something I always wanted to do and learn."

Success Story IconNEW - They didn’t give up - "It makes me feel really good to know that these guys aren’t giving up just because they’re in prison."

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WSD in Images

Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.

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