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Employability is essential to the success of former offenders. As such, all WSD programs are designed to emphasize the skills that employers demand such as teamwork, decision making, cultural sensitivity/tolerance, and problem solving. Offenders who participate in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs operated by the WSD have the opportunity to earn a CTE certificate of completion and one or more industry recognized occupational certificates or licenses. The skills learned in each course are outlined in the skills section below.

 

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Certifications

Listed below are the industry certifications and licenses earned by students in our programs:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

National Center for Educational Research (NCCER)

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Electronics Technicians Association (ETA)

ServSafe

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608

Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) Endorsement

National Appliance Service Technician (NASTeC)

Outdoor Power Equipment and Engine Service Association/Equipment & Engine Training Council

Commercial Driver’s License from DPS

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

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Success Stories

Success Story IconWelding Success Story -
"I'm thankful for the welding program I was allowed to take while locked up".

Success Story IconGED® Success Story -
"My son received his GED® through Windham School District. I just wanted to 'Thank You' for this program."

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."

Success Story IconPolunsky Unit Success Story -
"He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."

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WSD in Images

An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
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.