Financial Education

Goodwill’s Financial Education program is designed to provide employees and members of the community with invaluable skills essential to building financial stability and self-sufficiency. This course incorporates banking basics, budgeting, debt management, investing, critical thinking skills, reading and understanding credit reports/scores. Class size is structured to ensure a supportive learning environment with the goal of giving each student the knowledge necessary to achieve a financially stable future. Click here for more information

GED® Program

Goodwill, in partnership with Bates Technical College, offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes for students who need to improve their reading, writing, and math skills as well as pass the GED®. Youth (ages 16-24) and Adult classes are available. Morning and afternoon options are offered. Click here for more information

Group Supported Employment

Group Supported Employment contracts with businesses to provide training opportunities for people whose disabilities need closer supervision. An on-site skills trainer works with groups of 4-6 individuals. For more information, call: 253.573.6718

Job Resource Room

The Job Resource Room is available to all Goodwill job seekers and the general public for an ongoing job search. Equipped with multiple computers, printer, phone and fax machine, as well as job postings, work guides, phone books and many other resources, the Job Resource Room is staffed with people available to assist you. For more information, call: 253.573.6577

Math Tutoring

Goodwill now offers MATH tutoring! Come get help at our Mathematics Assistance Tutoring & Help Center & receive one-on-one assistance, GED Completion Support, CASAS prep & testing and pre-employment math refresh. Drop in as often as you need. Age 16+

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Placement Services

Placement Services assists participants in discovering their strengths and abilities and shows them how to market themselves in the workplace, and guide them through the application and interview process. Case management is provided to successful job seekers to help them adapt to their new work environment for 90+ days. For more information, call: 253.573.6629

REACH Center

The REACH Center is a partnership of local community agencies and schools that provides a one-stop approach to career, education and personal and professional development for at risk youth ages 16-24. REACH is located on the first floor of the Goodwill Milgard Work Opportunity Center. For more information, call: 253.573.6800

Retention Services

Retention Services supports Goodwill participants and employees to ensure a positive and successful transition into a new job once hired. Participants are referred to the program, or may self-refer prior to receiving services. For more information, call: 253.573.6839

Supported Employment

Supported Employment matches qualified people with developmental disabilities to competitive jobs within the community. We offer personalized employment planning, job preparation and skill development. Once employed, we provide training, career growth and job retention services. For more information, call: 253.573.6629

Tax Assistance & Filing

Tuesdays 4PM – 7 PM through October 10 / 714 S. 27th St., Tacoma

Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center offers a FREE WEEKDAY TAX SERVICE for singles and families making less than $64,000 / year.  The service is sponsored by the IRS VITA Program, KeyBank, Goodwill and the Pierce County Asset Building Coalition.  Appointments are RECOMMENDED to ensure prompt service and reduce wait times (253-573-6832). Click here for more information 

Ticket to Work

Goodwill is an Employment Network (EN) for the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program. Beneficiaries who are between the ages of 18 and 64 and are interested in returning to work, or recently began working, are eligible for free services under this program which offers individualized services and support to assist participants in attaining financial self-sufficiency. Vocational goals and the services and support are developed on a case-by-case basis. Employed participants receive continuing employment support and work incentives up to five years. For more information, call: 253.573.6781

Veterans Services

Veterans Services is a one-stop program that partners with a vast network of agencies to provide support services to transitioning Veterans and their families with the goal of achieving job placement, retention and long-term financial stability. For more information, call 253.573.6789 or Click here for more information

Vocational Testing

Knowing areas for improvement or strengths to highlight can be an important piece of resume building, preparation for job interviews and job search activities. Tests provide concrete evidence and help identify job training needs. Goodwill provides a variety of tests that can help individuals determine their skills, strengths and weaknesses. Tests are conducted in the Assessment Lab and can evaluate interests, values, aptitudes, academic level, learning styles, cognitive ability/memory and general problem solving ability. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call: 253.573.6637

Women 2 Work

Women 2 Work offers an individualized plan of services for women who have at least one child 8 or younger. The program takes a two generation approach to meet the needs of both mother and child together to put the whole family on a path to well-being and financial security. Click here for more information

Work Evaluation

This is a 20-day program in which the participant is placed in a job and assessed to see how well they perform. This is a real work experience; the participant is expected to perform the duties of their job and may be paid. Successful participants may be referred to job placement services. It also gives participants the opportunity to explore up to four different jobs to help them find the best and most enjoyable fit for them. Accommodations may be made based on limitations. For more information, call: 253.573.6637

Workforce Navigator

The Workforce Navigator offers job search assistance and referrals to trainings and other programs at Goodwill. Anyone looking for employment or job skills training is qualified to receive this assistance. For more information, call: 253.573.6577

Youth Development Services

Goodwill offers free youth development workshops at local schools within Pierce County to promote social behavior and to reduce youth violence.  Workshop topics include but are not limited to: anger management, healthy relationships, bullying, gang intervention, personal responsibility and empathy. For more information, call: 253.573.6804 Click here for more information


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