A key factor in the successful reintegration of an offender into the community is getting a job upon their release. Many offenders choose to learn one of the many trades that are taught at Correctional Service of Canada institutions. They include:
- Construction Workers
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning specialists
Most tradespersons employed by CSC work in a team environment, with the assistance of three or four offenders. This type of working relationship helps to foster understanding and trust; two essential elements that benefit offenders upon release.
Learning a trade is a proven approach that allows an offender to get marketable skills. The time that offenders spend developing these trade skills at CSC institutions can often be credited towards a provincially certified trade apprenticeship.
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