For eight Pulaski County inmates, Thursday marked a day of celebration and gratitude. Each inmate graduated from Somerset Community College’s Workforce Re-entry program, receiving welder’s helper certificates.
The Cumberlands Workforce Development Board Re-Entry & Transformational Employment divisions through partnerships with Somerset Community Technical College, Goodwill, and the Pulaski County Detention Center were able to send the inmates through the course, provide resume/application assistance, host a mock interview, were provided clothing for the interview as well as meet and interview with 2 local employers.
The next class will be entirely female and begin in early October.
Watch a WYMT Mountain News feature story on this initial class: https://www.wymt.com/2021/10/01/eight-pulaski-county-inmates-graduate-workforce-re-entry-program/