Indiana jail offers manufacturing program to inmates

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana jail has continued an inmate manufacturing training program that saw success last year.

The Herald Times reports that 10 inmates from the Monroe County Correctional Center are currently enrolled in the Skills for Success program.

The program is a manufacturing training boot camp that provides both classroom and hands-on learning for entry-level work. Its classes cover subjects such as workplace etiquette, Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification and blueprint reading.

The program first launched in November, with 13 inmates receiving three different types of certifications. The correctional center was the first jail to offer the program.

It costs nearly $2,200 per student, which is covered through grants and scholarships from WorkINdiana and the Indiana Economic Development Corp.