Nashville, TENN – In support of national workforce development efforts, Pivot Technology School has established a formal partnership with CoreCivic to create tech career pathways for justice-involved individuals. Pivot, a tech workforce development firm based in Nashville, TN, offers 20-week virtual courses in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and Software Development. CoreCivic, headquartered in Brentwood, TN, is a national leader in corrections and detention management.
The partnership between Pivot and CoreCivic presents a unique opportunity to drive community and social impact. A diverse group of 15 individuals housed at Jenkins Correctional Center (Millen, GA) has been selected to participate in a 20-week data analytics course offered through Pivot’s virtual format, free of charge. Upon completion, graduates will be offered career support services to facilitate their placement in full-time, technical roles as they reenter society.
“Our partnership with CoreCivic is a game-changer because we’re changing the narrative around what’s possible after incarceration ends,” said Joshua Mundy, Co-founder, and CEO of Pivot. “This collaboration allows us to assist with reentry by providing justice-involved individuals with access to tech career pathways.”
This partnership was formed to support CoreCivic’s existing reentry and recidivism reduction programs by providing technology skills training to justice-involved individuals nearing the end of their incarceration. “Our priority as an organization is to prepare those in our care for success,” said Damon Hininger, President and CEO of CoreCivic. “Research and our own experience tell us that to move the needle on recidivism, we need innovative programs that will prepare people for the job market they will encounter after release – this program does that. We are so proud and honored to partner with Joshua Mundy and the entire Pivot Tech team on this project and look forward to graduation day.”
Program enrollment began in October 2022 and classes will launch in November 2022. More details about the program can be found online: www.pivottechschool.com.