Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:43 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ROCKFORD, Ill. — Seven Winnebago County Jail detainees are the first graduates of a program designed to help them land jobs in the manufacturing industry. The detainees started the 8-week CNC TechWorks Training program in December in which instructors did everything from help them learn skills necessary needed to deal with advanced technology and changes in the manufacturing industry to teach them how to write cover letters. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and the college hopes that the seven detainees are the first of a total of 56 people they hope will graduate from the program in its first year.