A first for industry of second chances
Friday, December 13, 2019
Posted by: Kathleen Pierce
Building a stronger industry
HospitalityMaine is the first state industry organization to partner with the Maine Department of Corrections for an apprenticeship program.
Now inmates can work as culinary apprentices while they prepare for their release, when they will be encouraged to continue their training.
The DOC is working with the Department of Labor to track employment post-release, “something that hasn’t been done before in Maine,” says Ryan Thornell, deputy commissioner.
MaineBiz covers this development and several workforce efforts HospitalityMaine is making.