Scott Speed, a software developer, discusses his role in the Database Development Team (DDT) for OCE. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining his skills and professionalism while collaborating with OCE staff, likening it to working with coworkers in traditional settings. Scott believes that his experiences in this role will translate well to his future endeavors after his time in prison, offering him valuable skills for positive interactions with colleagues, managers, and clients.
Dive into the transformative journey of Larry Bell. Hear how his experience at OCE laundry helped him find stability and responsibility, demonstrating the power of positivity and hard work. Join Larry as he discovers the path to a new chapter, proving that with determination, even the most challenging roads can lead to unexpected destinations.
From OCE Laundry to ALSCO Uniforms: Unveiling John Kim's Inspiring Journey of Transformation. Discover how the guidance and training he received at OCE prepared him for success in the workforce, as he reflects on his time at OSP and Mill Creek. Join us in exploring Kim's evolution from Assistant Production Manager to a true embodiment of gratitude and achievement.
Daniel Breiners remarkable journey from Incarceration to ALSCO Engineer. Discover how OCE's impactful programs propelled him to a thriving career. Uncover how embracing opportunity and cultivating life skills led to a new chapter of independence and success.
Lynda - CCCF Sewing Team Lead | In My own Words - "OCE provides an environment where individuals thrive and resilience develops."
Before entering this facility, I had never sewn a day in my life, well, not with a sewing machine. I did however one time attempt hand stitching a silk shirt that I designed and cut out of an old sheet when I was 15 years old.
Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) programs have proven to be transformative, playing a vital role in supporting individuals on their path to personal and professional growth. Emphasizing skill-building and instilling confidence, OCE is dedicated to empowering individuals to reintegrate successfully into their communities after release. Operating laundry facilities within various correctional settings in Oregon, OCE offers pre-release job opportunities, facilitating a smooth transition back into society and reducing the likelihood of reoffending.
In late January, OCE laundry at OSP was approached by one of our partners, they had some major machinery issues causing their tunnel washers to stop operating as well as some significant issues with their dryer units. This affected their capabilities to produce clean linen for their customers. They asked if we would be willing to take on some additional weight to what they were already sending us, during the peak linen season (winter). After some negotiations, we agreed to take on the additional work and began processing linen so patients would not go without. To date, the OSP laundry has processed a total of 489,338 lbs. of extra linen. And laundry sort has handled 3,888 extra laundry carts.
Voices is a platform for the people in OCE programs to have a platform to speak to the community. Voices consists of both videos and letters from program participants, allowing them to express their thoughts by speaking from the heart. This series offers a chance for the public to see they are people who prefer to speak for themselves. They are aware of the societal climate pushing for change and they are not in complete agreement.
Steve - SRCI Office Clerk | In My own Words - "There is accountability and encouragement to improve your skills, attitudes, and productivity."
I have worked for OCE for six years as an office clerk in our industrial laundry facility and sign shop. I've handled database management, inventory, purchasing, shipping and receiving. And of course, when I am available, I help on the production floor.