Career Development

Manufacturing a future for convicts

By the Republican-American (Waterbury, CT)

Dec 28, 2015

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A local education foundation is helping incarcerated prisoners learn the manufacturing skills they will need to get a good job when they are released.

Four inmates completed 15 weeks of job training by Waterbury Manufacturing Alliance Service Corp., learning shop essentials like how to read blueprints and run lathing machines.

"When I first got here, I knew nothing about nothing, but now I'm ready to work," said Alik Williamson, 39, formerly of Danbury. "For the first time in my life, I feel like I just might succeed."

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