Washington State Correctional Industries now oversees four of the DOC's foodservice programs.
CI staff are working with offenders on the soft skills, including how to prepare for interviews.
To prepare offenders and provide real world experience, CI hosts mock interview fairs.
As a business, Correctional Industries is committed to maintain and expand offender work training programs which develop marketable job skills, instill and promote positive work ethics, and reduce the tax burden of corrections.
Correctional Industries is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Thousands of offenders gain work experience and training as they produce high quality, competitively priced products, which translates into enormous benefits for taxpayers, the offenders who work and learn in CI, and for you, our customers.
CI is focused on excellence in service through the application of Lean Six Sigma, eliminating anything that doesn't serve the customer efficiently and effectively. In support of the Governor's Executive Order 11-04, Lean Transformation, CI is creating workplaces that are clean, organized, and safe, resulting in fewer accidents and better visibility. In addition, offenders with Lean Six Sigma experience develop marketable job skills, increasing the likelihood of outside employment.
Sustainability and environmental awareness permeate everything we do at Correctional Industries. Our efforts to "go green" have helped transform Washington State´s prison system into a powerhouse of social benefits - completely dispelling our prison systems´ traditional rap as necessary evils that only consume tax dollars and resources.