Workforce Rehabilitation

Workforce Rehabilitation2024-04-18T16:01:36-04:00

Help individuals reform and succeed in today’s workforce

CMI’s Custodial Certification Program for Workforce Development & Re-Entry, is ideal for Correctional Facilities, Homeless Agencies, Workforce Development Agencies, Veteran’s Programs, Vocational Technical Institutes, and many more. This curriculum is designed to be broken up over the course of a few weeks or months.

Jails to Jobs: Empowering Incarcerated Individuals through Workforce Rehabilitation

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has partnered with the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) to launch the first-ever statewide training and certification program for incarcerated individuals in New York’s county jail system. Those incarcerated in the state’s county jail system will now have the opportunity to be certified as experts on cleaning for health from ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute (CMI).

Explore New Horizons

Discover the pathway to job readiness for incarcerated individuals with ISSA’s groundbreaking initiative in collaboration with the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA).


As demands for labor increase daily, the commercial cleaning industry needs qualified candidates trained in how to clean for health more than ever. This program will not only ready incarcerated individuals for employment but has been a part of New York’s County jails’ transformation to cleaning for health.

Join other correctional facilities participants

Berkshire Sheriff’s Department

Alexandria Sheriff

Charlotte Correctional

Chautauqua County Sheriff

Chemung County Sheriff’s Office

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

Collins Correctional Facility

Columbia County Sheriff Office

Cortland County Sheriffs Office

Delaware County Sheriff Office

Dixon Correctional Center

DuPage County Sheriff Office

Erie County Correctional Facility

FCI Bennettsville

FCI Berlin

FCI Dublin

FCI Englewood

FCI Jesup

FCI Oxford

FCI Pollock

FCI-1 Oakdale

Federal Correctional Institution Mendota

Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg Medium

Fulton County Correctional Facility

Grafton Correctional Institute

Hampden County Sheriff Department

Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

Livingston County Sheriffs Office

Marcy Correctional Facility

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff

Muskegon County Sheriffs Office

New York State Sheriff Association

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office

Olympic Correctional Center

Orleans County Sheriff

Otsego County Correctional Facility

Putnam County Correctional Facility

Rensselaer County Sheriff

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Santiam Correctional Institution

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department

Schenectady County Sheriff’s Dept

Seneca County Sheriff

Snake River Correctional Inst.- OCE

Steuben County Sheriff

The Children’s Village – Woodfield Detention Center

Ulster County Sheriff Office

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

Washington Correctional Facility

Washington County Sheriff

Wyoming Correctional Facility

How it works

  • Each individual section of the curriculum will cover the equipment, materials, and supplies that can be utilized for the most efficient methods of cleaning
  • CMI will support the success of your program through the duration of curriculum instruction
  • Whether you currently have a program in place or are looking to begin utilizing a training platform, CMI can help you through the process of certifying your inmate population.
  • All of the content that is delivered by CMI is written at a 4th- to 5th-grade reading level, which allows a more diverse group to understand the program.

Curriculum to be covered

  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Basic & Advanced Above Floor Care
  • Basic & Advanced Hard Floor Care
  • Basic & Advanced Carpet Care
  • Restroom Care
  • Current standards and best practices for restroom care and shower room care, disinfection, bloodborn pathogens and OSHA Clean-up protocols

Program Highlights

  • Expert training by ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute
  • Certified Custodial Technician Certificate (CCT) provided by CMI, a division of ISSA
  • Bridging the gap in job vacancies within the cleaning industry
  • Transforming jail sanitation practices with a focus on infectious disease prevention

Program Goals

  • Facilitating post-incarceration career opportunities with globally recognized certifications
  • Deploying training through retired Jail Administrators and Corrections Officers
  • Collaborating with program managers to enhance job placement strategies

Tips for Training

To support individuals going through the program we encourage the following during CMI training:

  • Define the expectations for the program from the beginning.
  • Provide constant praise and recognition for good performance.
  • Explain the Value of Clean on the first day.
  • Keep lecture based training to a minimum, while providing as much hands on experience as possible.
  • “Lean” on individuals who show leadership qualities to provide knowledge to their peers.


  • Enhancing facility cleanliness and hygiene standards
  • Minimizing sickness and infection transmission among inmates and staff
  • Boosting morale and employment readiness among incarcerated individuals
  • Decreasing overall operational costs for correctional facilities
  • ISSA’s direct connection for job placement within the commercial cleaning industry

For more information and inquiries, contact Brant Insero, ISSA Chief Global Education Officer at [email protected]. Or Bob Cuttita at [email protected].

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Workforce Development & Re-Entry

Our workforce development & re-entry program uses a tiered-level approach. Each level has an optional trainer manual with PowerPoint presentations, as well as optional DVD sets that can accompany the hard floor care and restroom care sections of the curriculum. CMI will also help you with the creation of a perfect program for your facility.

Need more information?

For additional information about CMI events or Workforce Rehabilitation solutions, please contact: [email protected].

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