I can now make a living. I’m free.
"The welding program helped me build character. Mr. Perry taught me how to talk like a welder, how to dress like a welder, how to act like a welder, and most importantly – he taught me how to weld! He had an iron fist way of teaching and because of him, I can now make a living. I'm free."
Candelario Davila, former offender/welder
Other Success Stories that may interest you:
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."
NEW - I learned to change my perspective - "It’s the education I learned in Cognitive Intervention class that changed me. I learned to change my perspective."
NEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"
Welding Success Story - "I'm thankful for the welding program I was allowed to take while locked up".