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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.

 

Website for Work - Reentry and Integration Division of Texas Department of Criminal JusticeWebsite for Work. Reentry and Integration Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice have a new and exciting "Website for Work".  This website has been designed for employers to be able to search for employees with Windham School District certifications, education, work history and skills.

If you are an interested employer please contact us at (936) 291-5304 or register on the website: https://reentry.tdcj.texas.gov/ 

 

 

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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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The WSD would like to hear from employers in order to ensure that our vocational training programs are meeting the demands of today’s workplace. We know your time is valuable. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the Windham School District - 2018-2019 Employer Survey

 

Please click here to take our "Pre-Employment Survey on CTE Education/Hiring Experiences" Survey

 

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Success Stories

Success Story Icon NEW - Tools to change my own life - "What can I say about Autobrakes? I guess I need to start by saying it's one of the best classes I have ever taken!"

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

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..."

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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.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
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.

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