Unique House of Corrections Students

Milwaukee, Wis. On September 24, UMOS, with MATC, hosted a graduation and reception for unique House of Corrections students who participated in a unique Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology training program before they are released that will almost guarantee students a career path immediately upon re-entry into the community paying starting range of $16/hr. from employers that are lining up to hire them.

UMOS, through a $4 million federal grant, is working with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to expand this employer-driven before release, re-entry training program

throughout the state. “Regardless of one’s past, everyone deserves an opportunity for a successful future,” says Lupe Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer, UMOS.

“We are proud of all of our graduates.” The UMOS TechHire Department provides technology training based on employers’ needs. The UMOS TechHire/Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) program is accelerated coursework that provides technical skill development in blueprint reading, metrology, introduction to CNC programming, manual vertical milling and CNC Vertical machining. The 17-credit course leads to a technical diploma in CNC vertical machining.

 “The course is open to anyone between the ages of 17-29, states, Joni Theobald, UMOS TechHire Director. However, UMOS has formed a creative partnership with MATC and the House of Corrections to provide re-entry training to students before they are released.

This gives soon-to-be job seekers a better chance of finding family supporting employment sooner when they return to their communities.”

For employers, benefits include screening, recruitment and training, pipeline to potentialemployees, paid internships, coaching and other support.

 For program participants, benefits include a flexible learning environment, free classroom-based and virtual training options, hundreds of industry standard technology certifications, enhanced portfolio for more marketability, direct connection to potential employers, rental assistance and other support for success.