UW System: Ascendium awards UW System’s Prison Education Initiative $150,000 grant | WisBusiness
MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that Ascendium Education Group has awarded the Prison Education Initiative $150,000 in support of curriculum development based on employer needs, learning infrastructure, and needed pre- and post-release support structures utilizing data gathered from potential students and stakeholders.
“Educating people in prison and reducing recidivism is a goal important to me that we are making progress on,” Thompson said. “When we train people who are incarcerated to enter the workforce, our communities, families, and businesses are stronger. Just as importantly, this training provides opportunity for individual success in work and life after incarceration.”