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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’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 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 IconNEW - 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..."

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

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Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
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.
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.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.

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