UTEC re-entry grant to give troubled kids a second chance

Ronald Walker, state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, recognized UTEC as a recipient of the Re-entry Demonstration grant on June 26, 2017. Walker chaired the Task Force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of employment, where the Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program originated.

“We have a program here at UTEC that’s proven itself,” Walker said. “Proven it most importantly to the folks in the street, in the neighborhoods, in the communities and to business, that this model works — wrap around services, one-on-one direct contact with individuals, partnering with businesses, partnering with government.