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:
Experience, education, training with WSD inspire Stanley to share success with offenders - "I volunteer because the life I have today is beyond the wildest dreams I ever imagined possible," says Garrett Stanley, recipient of a 2016 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award.
NEW - Making a positive impact - "I am very excited to be learning a new trade and to be securing employment for myself in the 'real world.'"
To 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."
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..."
Carteles de Historia de Éxito en los campus - Nuevos carteles de historias de exito de WSD estan siendo exhibidos en escuelas de todo el estado para alentar a los estudiantes a hacer que la educacion, las habilidades de empleo, la autoestima y el cambio positivo sean parte permanente de sus vidas.