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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

 


If you experience problems playing the YouTube video above, please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3HHTFKjcA

 

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - 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".

Success Story IconNEW - 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..."

Success Story IconTo a WSD welding teacher from a former offender student -
"I got a job welding and I had to write and just thank you so much for putting me ahead of the game."

Success Story IconRole Model - Success Story -
"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

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WSD in Images

Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
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.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
WSD’s Business and Image Management & Multimedia (BIMM) class offers students the opportunity to learn viable graphic arts and computer skills, helping them prepare for jobs after release.
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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