Operational Support News

Lowe's Market meets with Windham School District

Lowe's Market meets with Windham School District - Lowe’s Supermarket, headquartered in Littlefield, Texas, operates more than 150 stores in Texas and New Mexico. In an effort to meet their hiring needs in its meat market areas in rural Texas towns, Lowe’s contacted Windham School District to form a partnership that will benefit WSD students after release.

Windham School District offers females expanded course offerings, career options

Windham School District offers females expanded course offerings, career options - Expansion of job training programs for female offenders is unfolding in Gatesville, according to Windham School District (WSD) administrators. "WSD is proud to offer new programming for female offenders incarcerated at units in Gatesville," said Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department administrator Rick Jones. All programming is part of Windham's continued efforts to provide cutting edge career and technical education.

Career driven: Truck Driving Program Steering offenders to self-improvement

Career driven: Truck Driving Program Steering offenders to self-improvement - Amid the roar of engines and the smell of diesel fuel, 30 students assemble on the asphalt preparing for a morning of road training in South Texas. A student climbs into the cab of a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) 18-wheeler, reaches for a clipboard and begins his routine safety inspection. With thorough efficiency, the student driver embraces his responsibilities; this program could change his life.

Windham School District (WSD) is pleased to announce our upcoming partnership with Workforce Solutions South Plains (WSSP)

Windham School District (WSD) is pleased to announce our upcoming partnership with Workforce Solutions South Plains (WSSP) - We at Windham School District (WSD) are pleased to announce our upcoming partnership with Workforce Solutions South Plains (WSSP). We are excited to work with Chief Executive Officer Martin Aguirre and his team to create a strong partnership that will benefit former offenders looking for careers in Lubbock and surrounding area.  WSD's mission of providing quality education and career training to offender populations coincides with WSSP's mission to meet the needs of employers looking for highly skilled workers.

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - I learned a great deal  - "I really enjoyed this class and I learned a great deal. Painting and Decorating is something I always wanted to do and learn."

Success Story IconNEW - After more than 16 years - "I graduated from the electrical program in 1998. I found my Windham teachers were real people, and they..."

Success Story IconNEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"

Success Story IconNEW - We can learn and be successful - "My life is proof that we can learn and be successful and stay out of trouble."

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WSD in Images

Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
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.
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.

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