Yesterday, Pope Francis visited a correctional facility in Philadelphia, where he was presented with a chair built by prison inmates who learned carpentry through a vocational education program.
Programs like this give offenders real-life work experiences, equip them with transferable job skills, and help prepare them for post-release reentry and employment. In short, they offer hope for the future.
Career Resources for Ex-Offenders
Ex-offenders face a unique set of challenges when they attempt to reenter the workforce. Here are some resources that can help:
Kuder offers the following career resources for ex-offenders:
- Kuder Journey® is an effective solution for individual ex-offenders and workforce reentry programs because it provides special tools tailored to ex-offenders such as the ability to specify needs and barriers to employment, links to helpful networks and organizations, and resume tips.
- Kuder Coach® offers youth and adults – including ex-offenders – confidential, real-time support to help set and achieve career goals, prep for interviews, and identify ways to develop employability skills.
- justice-involved workers
- work-based learning
- workforce development