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Pittsburgh Reentrant Graduates Program, Earns Job Offer

September 26, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Reentrant Gabrielle SharpOn Sept. 13, Pittsburgh Community Corrections Center Reentrant Gabrielle Sharp graduated from the Energy Innovation Center Institute's Introduction to Facilities Maintenance Cohort 1 with a job offer from the University of Pittsburgh. Corrections Counselors Tara Marhefka and Michelle Niles attended the commencement ceremony in Pittsburgh. Sharp was the only woman in the graduating class.

Sharp was also trained in chemicals, techniques and equipment necessary to clean and maintain commercial buildings. She also received certification in AED/CPR/Basic First Aid and OSHA Construction Safety and Health. The Energy Innovation Center has six training programs: Customer Support Training, Digital Passport, Environmental Services Training (which is training in conjunction with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers), Facilities Maintenance, Introduction to Construction Trades and Pipeline to Jobs. Each program ranges from 4-6 weeks and focuses on individuals with a history of incarceration.

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