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Michigan Computer Service Technician Training

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $749,167)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. Section 115 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities.

The goal of the Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles is to increase the post-release employability of offenders in related technology-based jobs and career fields. The objective of the program is to establish and provide technology career training programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles during the 6-24 month period before release from a prison, jail, or juvenile facility.

The grantee will use the funds to serve 120 inmate participants and to provide them with industry-recognized certifications. This will be combined with the delivery of life skills and employability skills to prepare participants to obtain and maintain employment in technology career-based positions. Post-release, assistance will be provided to the ex-offenders as they look for work. The overall goal will be for the technology-based programs with industry-recognized certification to lead to employment.


Date Created: September 29, 2015