Transferring Skills To Jobs. Janice C. Pearce, Research Analyst ... Information on hundreds of different jobs their training and educational needs, ...
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Transferring Skills To Jobs
Janice C. Pearce, Research Analyst
Office of Transition Services Statewide Conference on Offender Reentry “Shaping the Future of Transition” May 1-3, 2007
While incarcerated inmates are encouraged to take advantage of vocational training and/or skills development opportunities.
Work/skills development opportunities include unit-based work assignments such as unit services, food service and Correction Enterprise, work assignments in the community such as road squads and community work crew.
Are the skills being taught to men and women during incarceration transferable to jobs or job opportunities upon release??
The Department of Correction’s commitment to transitional services for all offenders resulted in a request from the Secretary’s Office to take a look at transferable skill development prospects of those inmates employed through Correction Enterprise (CE), the Inmate Construction Program (ICP) and the Welding Program administered by the Engineering section.
Research examined training opportunities available to inmates and their transferability to jobs or job opportunities upon release
Compile a list of industries and occupations found within Correction Enterprise and Inmate Construction and Welding Programs.
Identify related occupations and review for transferability of skills using state and national occupational data.
Develop industry profiles to present specific industry and occupational data to the inmate population and the case managers who assist them with career and education choices.
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
Interactive, accessible occupational information
Americas Career InfoNet (ACINET) www.careerinfonet.org Resource for making informed career decisions to support a demand driven workforce investment system
Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/oco
Information on hundreds of different jobs their training and educational needs, working conditions, what workers do on the job and anticipated job prospects
Federal Bonding Program
Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit - (WtW)
Work Opportunity Tax Credit – WOTC)
For more information on these programs contact your local ESC Office or Joblink Career Center
Like my friend here, this research has only scratched the surface. Future studies could expand the list of job opportunities, identify industries and occupations considered to be “offender friendly” and the skills necessary to prepare offenders to be considered for employment.
Thank You !
Janice C. Pearce
Post Office Box 365
Youngsville, NC 27596