Helping inmates get work ready

Helping inmates get work ready
Courtesy of CSNSW – inmates process 24 tonnes of groceries per week

Sarina Russo Apprenticeships is part of a team who is providing inmates at Long Bay Correctional Centre with work experience and training to support their pathway to work and successful re-integration into the community. 

Getting a job can also minimise the chances of re-offending so supporting ex-offenders to gain or improve marketable skills is a vital component in a successful transition back into the community. 

Corrective Services Industries (CSI) business units are authentic workplaces, which provide inmates with real work experience and vocational training. CSI Overseers (trade qualified supervisors) provide competency based training, coaching and mentoring for all plant and equipment operations. 

Long Bay houses more than 1,000 maximum and minimum-security inmates, with 60 per cent gainfully employed in warehousing, bakery, laundry, textiles, technology, and food services.  Read more.

* Article featured in Australian Industry Standards

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