Franklin Franco

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Frank’s career at HBI began as a Job Coach in September 2002. As a Job Coach, his area of responsibilities were searching for jobs and placing young men and women who earned PACT certifications in employment; as well as assisting the instructor with off-site construction projects. His trade skills include Electrical Wiring, Plumbing, Carpentry, Framing, Dry-Wall and Painting. He has also successfully completed HBI’s certification training through Ohio State in 2009 earning a certificate of completion in Career and Technical Education. In 2004, he was promoted to the position of Building Construction Technology Instructor for HBI's Community Probations Programs teaching facility maintenance. In this role, he assisted HBI in serving Department of Juvenile Justice’s mission to provide the right service at the right time for at-risk youth in the Orlando community. He successful trained, certified and secured job placement for students. Under his direction, students completed various hands-on projects for DJJ and the community of Orlando. His work helped HBI become a staple in Orlando where students average approximately 100 hours of community service a month. He has placed students in entry-level trade and community employment positions with companies such as Amber Electrical and Normax Mechanical. In 2016, he transitioned from HBI’s Community Probations to Adult Correctional Services. He currently provides PACT Core training to individuals who are on pre-release from the Probation Restitution Center. This agency is contracted with Florida’s Department of Corrections. From his peers and managers, he is the go-to for resources and assistance. He is revered by his students for his knowledge and truly respected by HBI.