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Katherine Burch – CareerTech Skills Centers

Four-time felon Katherine Burch find success outside prison walls.

THEN: A drug addict, in and out of jail, eventually landing in a maximum security prison. The Skills Center staff at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center helped Katherine “clean up the wreckage of her past,” she says, providing her with

• Certification in distribution and logistics technology.

• Confidence and skills for an interview.

• Computer fundamentals.

• A skills portfolio.

NOW: Katherine uses her skills in the warehouse at Electro Enterprises in Oklahoma City, where she’s worked for two years. She has 18 college credit hours. She is rebuilding family relationships; she has a car, and lives in a duplex. For the first time in a long time, Katherine loves her life.

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