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Ex-offenders get a second chance at a Career School in Harris County

Local Politicians and Dignitaries invited to speak to First Graduates Thursday May 7th

The First Inaugural TDCJ graduation ceremony of The Professional Sales Institute of Houston and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice graduates this Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11am .The ceremony will celebrate the success of R.A.R.E (Rehabilitation and Reentry) at the Harris County Parole Office on 8345 Telephone Rd. R.A.R.E is a unique free job preparedness program designed to invest in the futures of ex-offenders who need a second chance at independence and empowerment.

Key members of the Houston community like Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee, Councilman and mayoral candidate Peter Brown, Statewide Director of Parole for TDCJ Stuart Jenkins, Dallas Jones of Senator Rodney Ellis Office, and Regional Director of Parole for Harris County Linda Tierling will attend and speak words of encouragement to the first graduating students.

“Our partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division is designed to offer career education and assistance to parole division ex-offenders that have a desire to learn the skill sets for future employment as sales professional,” says PSI President and CEO Bob Parker. Once graduated, PSI will provide job placement assistance, resume writing, interviewing and skill training to assist in securing employment and helping the student begin an entry or higher level sales career. PSI has agreed to provide a minimum of $150,000.00 in free training services to potentially thousands of ex-offenders in Harris County.

PSI is a Texas Workforce Commission approved career school that specializes in teaching its students the process and techniques for professional selling in any industry. PSI also partners with small, mid-size and large corporations to help provide a recruitment pipeline of trained sales professionals for Houston companies.

Participation in the Rehabilitation and Re-Entry (R.A.R.E) program is on a first come, first serve basis for ex-offenders. Career training is held every 4 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Potential Students should immediately contact their local parole officer or Bob Parker, PSI President and CEO at 713-203-1522.

About The Professional Sales Institute of Houston LLC.
The Professional Sales Institute of Houston (PSI), Inc. is a privately owned and operated LLC. The Company’s mission is to help students prepare for exciting,high paying careers in sales that are in demand or advance in their chosen career. PSI then partners with small, mid-size and large corporations to help provide a recruitment pipeline of trained sales professionals for Houston companies.

PSI offers a six week sales certification program that can teach anyone how to achieve a successful and financially prosperous selling career. The Professional Sales Institute of Houston professional sales curriculum is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission. PSI is also as a proprietary school by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (D.A.R.S) and is a proud and accredited member of the Houston Better Business Bureau.

Contacts: News Media/Corporate Partners

Corporate Communications
The Professional Sales Institute of Houston (PSI), LLC.
P.O. Box 305
Fresno, TX 77545
E-mail: psihouston@gmail.com
Website: www.psihouston.net
Phone: 713-203-1522

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