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James Crane - Moore Norman Technology Center

From inmate to in-charge.
James Crane - Moore Norman Technology Center

James Crane

THEN: A single parent of two working odd jobs until going to prison for 40 months. After release, James went to DHS for assistance and was referred to the MNTC HIRE Program to gain skills for employment. The electrical trades course helped James

  • Learn electrical installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Study physics, series circuits and electrical safety.
  • Develop a work ethic required by employers.

NOW: James became a model student and is a supervisor at an electrical company, where he earns more than $50,000 a year overseeing a department that earns almost $2 million a month. He regularly shares his story and encouragement with new HIRE clients.