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The City of Austin has named January 15 as Windham School District Day

The City of Austin has named January 15 as Windham School District Day - Windham School District, established in 1969, furthers its mission of providing educational opportunities, and dedicates its resources to empowering incarcerated men and women in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to transform their lives through academic and job training...

Roach Unit HVAC class posts 100 percent pass rate

Roach Unit HVAC class posts 100 percent pass rate - In Jan. 2019, the Windham School District's (WSD) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) class at the Roach Unit in Childress completed the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core Exam with a 100 percent pass rate.

Winning the job: Workforce Solutions helping job seekers strengthen resume writing, interview skills

Winning the job: Workforce Solutions helping job seekers strengthen resume writing, interview skills - Resume and job interview preparation were the focal points of recent training for students at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville. Workforce Solutions, in conjunction with the Windham School District (WSD), held a job fair for offenders graduating from WSD vocational courses. As part of the training, speakers J. Toth and C. Kennard discussed the importance of creating a resume and successfully interviewing for a job.

Success Stories

Success Story Icon NEW - Learning equals possibilities - "Being incarcerated since I was young, I have had my share of trials and struggles. But knowing every morning that I may..."

Success Story IconNEW - I began to believe -
"I was a straight-F student, and I didn’t think I could learn anything. I had a teacher who wouldn’t give up".

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

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

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Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
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.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
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.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.

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