Posted on Mar 17, 20
On 03/13/2020, Governor Kelly made a disaster declaration for the State of Kansas and began to advise Secretarial Staff on precautionary measures that there individual departments would need to make. Beyond hand washing, sanitizing and limiting activities; the possibility of locking down all facilities across Kansas was discussed and contingency plans concerning such things as visits, volunteers, and unessential activities were implemented. As of today we received a mandatory directive to lock down and effectively Quarantine our facility for all WWRF program participants to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 to our facilities. As of this time this includes all community based appointments, programs, and community employment! As of this morning we have received reports of several business’s that we are partnering with also closing or modifying their practices in response to the Covid-19
I want to assure our partners that as of this time there have been no reported cases of Covid-19 among staff, volunteers, or inmates at our facility and the suspended movement is one of many precautions that the KDHE has advised our various departments to implement. As an Employment Specialist, that has worked very closely with many of you for the last 18 years, I understand the impact this may have in your production outcomes, filing a variety of shifts, and handling the essential duties necessary to keep your businesses running and thriving in our local economies. The safety and health of our population, however, is our primary concerning and I am hopeful this will be a short term, but necessary evil through this pandemic. Thank you all for your understanding. I will reach out to this group with regular updates and keep everyone informed. For those of you that are not fans of group email-please reach out, my contact information is below and I will call you or email you individually. Thank you again and stay healthy!
Posted on Mar 06, 20
Yesterday is a memory, Tomorrow is a dream, but Today is a gift. That is why it is called "the Present".
"Where Training and Employment Come Together"
Representatives from WTI will be in the Facility on March 17th at 3pm to discuss the Warehouse Training Program. This program is available to all Parole participants that are releasing to any address in Kansas regardless of Parole Plan.
This is a WIOA funded programming that prepares the participant for careers in:
Power Industrial Drivers
Stock Clerks/Stockroom Clerk
Expenses covered for out-of-district students are covered:
Transportation to and from KC and your home town
Housing in KC while in Training (NOT A HOME/Release Plan)
Meals-3 per day
Transportation to and from the Training Facility
Students have no out of Pocket Expenses nor loan to pay back
If interested please be in the Facility and available on March 6, 202017 th at 3 pm-please send a Form-9 to PC II Brock. We want to give WTI an idea of how many may attend.
Posted on Oct 14, 19
BUILD A LOYAL WORKFORCE
There’s a common misconception that people with a criminal past are a challenge, are difficult. This is just not true. A recent survey of HR professionals shows they aren’t finding any difference between the performance of people who have been incarcerated and others in their organizations. < https://daveskillerbreadfoundation.acemlna.com/lt.php?s=36747de35c8ab2f10425a0581e886174&i=25A35A1A79> And anecdotal evidence suggests these workers may become an employer’s most diligent, motivated staff members because those employees understand that the job is their shot at starting over.
Posted on Oct 14, 19
Posted on Apr 30, 19
Wichita Work Release Employer's and Partners! In partnership with the Work Force Center's of South Central Kansas we are offering a short survey for the purpose of creating tools to work to address soft skills & Technology challenges that both the Employer and Client face in the "World of Work" Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The data to be collected will better help us and our partner agencies in providing better training tools for clients to augment our vibrant employment culture in the local economy.
Business Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLYN6CG
Corey D Brock, PCII
Offender Work Force Development Specialist
Wichita Work Release Facility