|Job-Hunting Isn’t Easy, Especially After Prison. San Quentin Is Trying to Change That.
Charlotte West, College Inside
Job interviews can be daunting, especially if you’ve never done one before. But it's even more challenging if you’ve been incarcerated. The Prison to Employment Connection, or P2EC, aims to help.
The 14-week job-readiness training program at San Quentin State Prison works with people who are within one year of a release date or have a scheduled parole board hearing in the next six months. The curriculum includes an assessment to help participants identify possible careers, workshops on identifying strengths and transferable skills, and résumé editing.