Inmate Education Success Stories Shared at Department Convening
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Every great success story starts with a vision. Earlier this week, individuals from education, labor, criminal justice, and public policy provided insight into their vision to educate inmates as part of a convening at the U.S. Department of Education.
Michigan's Vocational Village was among the success stories shared. Staff members work with more than 500 employers and others in the business community, brokering opportunities that can help returning citizens succeed and reduce the steep individual and social costs of recidivism. The program's training is shaped by market demands in a state with a skilled trades gap that reflects a national shortage.