Training Programs

Computer Skills & Office Support

Learn the basics in Microsoft Office Suite programs Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Assistive Technology is available in JAWS screen reader, ZoomText magnification/reader enlargement in addition to Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software. Flexible and individualized training plans enable students to complete the program and support them moving toward educational or employment goals.

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Culinary Skills

Learn the basics of food preparation and cooking, customer service, safety and sanitation in addition to serving and cashiering in preparation for employment in entry-level food service jobs. Students learn in Goodwill’s Neighborhood Bistro which offers an ideal, real-world training opportunity. The program consists of twelve weeks broken into two levels.

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Maximize Your Potential

All Goodwill program participants are encouraged to learn how to “maximize their potential” by taking advantage of interactive workshops on a helpful range of topics – from resume and interview preparation to job search skills and dressing for success. You’ll learn through role-playing, video tapes, and take home tools, how to prepare for and land your job!

For more information, call: 253.573.6577


Norpac On-the-Job Training

The North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC) On-the-Job Training program provides hands-on learning in the in-demand international paper manufacturing industry preparing students for employment opportunities through real-world work experience. This 6-month program is available to youth ages 18 – 24 years old.

This program is only available in Longview. To learn more click here.


SkillSoft

SkillSoft uses distance learning to provide job relevant training opportunities. Courses are designed to teach new skills or enhance current skills for a variety of career opportunities. Training is completed in an online environment and courses include an opportunity to practice and test new skills. This program is self-monitored and self-paced.

For more information, call: 253.573.6564


Warehouse, Transportation & Logistics Program

Get on the fast track to a career in warehousing, transportation and logistics with this comprehensive, video-conferenced program taught by Tacoma Community College faculty in the interactive video Distance Learning Theater at Goodwill’s Work Opportunity Center (with broadcasts to the Longview Work Opportunity Centers).  Approved by local employers, this program provides all the entry-level and career advancement skills needed for this field.

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WorkFirst

WorkFirst helps transition people to financial stability and a rewarding career. Participants spend up to six months in the program, which provides skill assessments and on-the-job training, and increases the participant’s professional skills and employability. Participants also receive guidance in developing vocational and educational goals, identifying and eliminating barriers to employment and other support services to help them succeed.

“This project was supported by Grant No. G-1102WATANF awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the HHS. Grant funds are administered by the WorkFirst Program, WA State Department of Commerce.”

ONLY DSHS REFERRALS ARE ELIGIBLE.

For more information, call: 253.582.0655


Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only Federal workforce program targeted to unemployed low-income seniors 55 and older. The main purpose of this program is to transition Seniors into unsubsidized employment. It is administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Seniors accepted into the program will receive job skill training at non-profit or government agencies and help provide additional community service for these agencies, and support them in finding employment.

For More information call:
Pierce county: 253.573.6759
Clallam, Jefferson & Thurston counties: 360.456.0273
Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific counties: 360.532.0041
Cowlitz, Lewis, Clark, Skamania counties: 360.501.8350
Yakima, Klickitat, and Kittitas counties: 509.452.6061


Barista Training

Learn espresso arts and café operations in a real-world setting at Goodwill’s Coffee Buzz. Tailored around the needs and growing demands of the specialty coffee industry, the Youth Barista Training program will guide you through the basic operations of a café and the skills required to become a barista. The 16 week certificate program is available to youth ages 16-24.

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YouthBuild

This youth program emphasizes the importance of education, leadership and job training. YouthBuild helps at-risk young people complete their education by providing GED education classes while simultaneously training for the future in a variety of construction trades. On-the-job training includes building new homes for low-income families in the community. Youth are exposed to industry professionals who help them identify and support the youth in reaching their goals. Program funded 80% ($1.1 Million) by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.

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General Education Degree Program (GED for youth 16-21)

This youth program is a dropout reengagement program that provides education and services to youth who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.  This program build’s student’s confidence and provides the extra support needed to overcome challenges faced on their path to a better future.  Get started today.  Orientations are held every Friday from 10:00-11:00 am

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JOB TRAINING SCHEDULES Tacoma Longview
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Give your career options a jolt Contact us at:
melissah@goodwillwa.org

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