Will you be ready to jump back into the work force after your released? Don’t know where to start? Need resume help? Work force wardrobe assistance? These were the questions that we asked the inmates in the Wharton County Jail. So, of course their answer was YES! Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension taught 6 sessions of Career Development 101 at the Wharton County Jail. This class was offered to males and females inmates. During the series the participates had mock interviews, created a vision board and presented it, learned how to compete in the work force world, and how to to dress for interviews. The work force world is challenging and constantly innovating. Gearing these participates up with top notch professional skills will set them apart from all other applicants. Our class decreased over the course because of transfers, release dates, and disciple restrictions, but everything ended up working at in the end. As a reward for completing the series, each inmate received a professional resume and a certificate. They were so excited! I would like to thank Sabrina Simon, Captain Mican, and the guards at Wharton County Jail. We couldn’t have done this without their support and hospitality.
Kashara L. Bell
Extension Agent, Wharton County
Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program
Family & Community Health
315 E. Milam St., Suite 112
Wharton, TX 77488
p: (979) 532-3371 | f: (979) 532-8863