Project 180 takes CEOs, hiring managers and workforce agency specialists into the prisons to teach soon-to-be-released inmates how to find, apply for, interview for and retain a position in each CEO’s industry.

In addition to the CEOs’ presentations, the two-hour class includes

  • soft skills currently desired by employers
  • a discussion on how and when to let an employer know about one’s felony record
  • in collaboration with CareerSource Suncoast, information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and federal bonding (incentives for hiring individuals with felony records)

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Inmate comments about the CEO Workforce Education program:

  • “This program is getting me ready for my new life.”
  • “Every presentation was helpful.”
  • “This program will help me have a productive future when I’m released. I’m tired of coming to prison and want a steady job.”
  • “The presenters gave me hope and respect.”
  • “Very helpful. It was perfect. Keep it up.”
  • “I think this gives a [person] a chance to start over fresh.”
  • “This is the first time I’ve ever retrieved this type of info while in prison. Thank you.”
  • “I hope you can come again for the ones [other inmates] that’s behind us.”

I’ve been to the prison as an instructor many times. It feels good to give back and help solve the recidivism problem. It’s just common sense to give people the tools they need if we expect them to succeed.

Everyone deserves an opportunity and our country needs our people, our greatest asset.

I was impressed with our audience’s response to our presentations. Clearly, these men want to work.

Project 180. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352), OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. (Registration Number CH27315).
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