S02 E03 - 'Show them that your time was worth it'- A Career Technical Education Story

CDCR Unlocked by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

In this episode, Joseph Sickler recounts his journey from crime to incarceration, where education took him to growth as an ironworker and a father.

Feb 16 2023

Krissi Khokhobashvili
Hello and welcome to CDCR Unlocked, the podcast of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. My name is Krissi Khokhobashvili and I’m so excited to share with you an episode from the Division of Rehabilitative Programs, who sat down with Joseph Sickler. Joseph shares his story of rehabilitation all the way from starting a basic computer literacy class to where he is today as released from prison and really thriving as an ironworker. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
My name is Joseph Sickler. I’m a union ironworker with Local 378.
There’s a wide range of things that 378 does, so we have reinforcing which is placing the structural rebar to build the buildings. We have structural, which is putting up the columns and the beams. Ornam

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