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American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO and NCLE)
American Correctional Association Standards
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Risk Management and Internal Controls
American Probation and Parole Association National Branding Initiative
American Quality Institute
Association for Linen Management (ALM) (Formerly NALM)
Association for Supply Change Management/APICS
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Training and Certification
FBOP Mock Job Fairs
Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences
Corrections – Workforce Partnership & Prison to Employment
Council of State Governments Justice Center - National Reentry Resource Center
Council of State Governments Re-entry Myth Busters
Council of State Governments - After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry
US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs
Reentry website
Franklin Apprenticeships
Gallup Reports
Government Accountability Office - An Audit Quality Control System: Essential Elements
Human Synergistics International
International Organization of Standards
Lobby Disclosure Act
National Association of Manufacturers
National Criminal Justice Association Strategic Planning
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Certification for the Blind – Braille Certification
National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Corrections – Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX)
National Institute of Corrections – Offender Workforce Development Specialist
The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program website, Subject matters: Baldrige Criteria for
Performance Excellence
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA Forklift Training Information
The Change Companies

Rand News
Society for Human Resource Management
WorkforceGPS – Free Resources for Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning
Work Readiness Standards and Benchmarks


Articles and Reports

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  • The Conference Board. Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce .
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  • Flaherty, Carol and Zonis Associates. (2007). Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections.
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  • Foley, J., & Kendrick, J. (2006). Balanced Brand: How to Balance the Stakeholder Forces That Can Make or Break your Business. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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  • Hansen, M. T. (2009). Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.
  • Houston, M., ‘ A Report from the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement, National Institute of Corrections, 2001.
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  • Lagan, Ph.D. Timothy and Barton, Ph.D. Margaret and Holloway-Lundy, M.S. Anne. Workforce
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  • Lencioni, Patrick. 2002. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.
  • Liptak, John J., Ed.D. Barriers to Employment Success Inventory (BESI). 5th Ed. Jist Publishing.
  • Marrelli, A. (2001). Introduction to Competency Modeling. New York: American Express.
  • Marrelli, A. (2001). How to Implement Performance Improvement Step-by-Step. In M Silberman (Ed.), The consultant’s toolkit: 45 high-impact questionnaires, activities, and how-to guides for diagnosing and solving client problems (pp. 210–218). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Minter, R. L. & Thomas, E. G. (2000). Employee Development through Coaching, Mentoring and Counseling: A Multidimensional Approach. Review of Business, 21(1/2), 43-47. National Institute of Health (NIH) Workplace Planning Instructional Guide
  • Oglesby-Neal, A, Yahner, J., Reimal, E., Semuels, J. (2019). Replication Validation of the Employment Retention Inventory: An Assessment Tool of the National Institute of Corrections
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  • Resource Management), Macmillan.
  • Piasecki, D. J., (2003). Inventory Accuracy: People, Processes, & Technology. Kenosha, WI: OPS Publishing.
  • Plotkin, M., Duran, L., Potter, P., Rosen, H. (2013). Integrated Re-entry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness .
  • Richmond, K. (2014). Why Work While Incarcerated? Inmate Perceptions on Prison Industries Employment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 53 (4), 231-252.
  • Rollo, N. (1988) Ninety-Nine Days and a Wake Up: A Post Release (2 nd Ed.). Garland, TX: Open, Inc.
  • Saylor, W. G., Gaes, G. (1997) Training Inmates through Industrial Participation and Vocational
  • and Apprenticeship Instruction.
  • Schmitt, J, & Warner, K. (2010). Ex‐offenders and the Labor Market.
  • Smith, C. J., Bechtel, J., Patrick, A., Smith, R. R., Wilson-Gentry, L. (2006). Correctional Industries Preparing Inmates for Re-entry: Recidivism & Post-Release Employment .
  • Simonsen, P. (1997). Promoting a Development Culture in Your Organization: Using Career
  • Development as a Change Agent. Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black Publishing.
  • Swets, Paul M. 1983. The Art of Talking So that People Will Listen : Getting through to Family, Friends & Business Associates. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Taylor, P. Elizabeth (2010). Employment Retention: A Question of Public Safety. Corrections
  • Today. American Correctional Association.
  • UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries. Factories with Fences: 75 Years of Changing Lives. 2019.
  • UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries. 10 Top Reasons to Purchase.
  • U.S. Department of Justice. 2010. Career Resource Centers: An Emerging Strategy of Improving Offender Employment Outcomes. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
  • U.S. Department of Justice. 2010. How to Build Partnerships with Employers and Market Offender Workforce Development Initiatives. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
  • U.S. Department of Labor. Veterans Incarcerated Workbook. Washington, DC: Veterans’ Employment and Training Service/Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program.
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  • Watkins, Michael. 2003. The First 90 days. Boston, MA. Harvard Business Press.
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