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Offender Work & Training Programs

The Offender Work & Training Programs Division staff oversee four designated training facilities, manage the Work Against Recidivism (WAR) program and is responsible for coordinating offender on-the-job training (OJT) for Texas Correctional Industries (TCI). Division staff receive, log, review and process offender applications for offender jobs at TCI facilities. Division staff also coordinates transfers for eligible offenders, coordinates testing procedures and conducts testing/proctoring.

Offenders assigned to TCI facilities have opportunities to develop a work ethic and learn marketable job skills in preparation for release, while manufacturing quality products and services for customers. TCI’s Offender Work & Training Programs Division is unique in that eligible offenders are also provided opportunities to learn specialized, technical job skills and earn nationally recognized certifications such as GeoMedia Professional and Braille transcription certifications from the Library of Congress.
Huntsville Unit Mechanical Shop
Huntsville Unit
Mechanical Shop

Mountain View Unit Braille Facility
Mt. View Unit Braille Facility

The designated training facilities are the Daniel Unit and Wynne Unit Computer Recovery facilities, Ferguson Unit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) facility and the Mt. View Unit Braille facility. The computer recovery facilities provide Texas public schools with refurbished computers. The Braille facility provides transcribed Braille and tactile graphics to education agencies. The GIS facility provides GIS data conversion services to cities, counties and state agencies.

The WAR program is a joint effort with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Parole Division, and the Texas Workforce Commission to assist offenders in obtaining employment upon release from the TDCJ.

The Offender Work & Training Programs Division staff continues to research new training areas, incorporate the use of technology in production and identify and implement work programs that provide technical training and production experience.


Page Updated September 2014

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