Katherine Burch – CareerTech Skills Centers
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.