From a Mount Pleasant Offender Worker
"IPI has played an important role of my incarceration and rehabilitation.
I have acquired a working knowledge of “lean” manufacturing in the cabinet industry. Blue print reading, shop and machine safety, record keeping, as well as working together as a team all are a part of the training provided by IPI. I have also been included in some of the computer work during my time with IPI. This has given me a chance to learn and practice these current vital skills for use later in life. All of this training will allow me to gain employment in the cabinet industry or elsewhere when released and not only be productive in the workplace but, also combined with a positive attitude and outlook towards life, I will be able to be a productive member of society.
The computer experience will provide me with the tools necessary to advance in the job market upon release, and the opportunities provided by the various shops I have been involved with have given me a new sense of who I am and how each person is an important part of the whole. Without a correct perspective, life can be much tougher than it needs to be.