MCALLEN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded a grant for more than $1.2 million to the RGV Texas Pathways to Reentry Project.
The project aims to offer career pathway options to former offenders in high demand sectors in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties. Participants in the project will be assessed for risks, needs, and barriers related to employment.
Case managers will use an assessment plan. A career path and service strategy for the individual will then be created. A minimum of 153 individuals will be helped by the project.
Mike Gonzalez, Workforce Solutions Communications Specialist, “The program is going to benefit our area by addressing the nations rising recidivism rates. We want to make sure offenders who are released from jail or prison are able to stay out and continue on with careers and jobs that they enjoy.”
The project is fully financed by federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor.