Goodwill of Southwestern PA
Goodwill helps people find jobs through our Workforce Development Training and Education Programs.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Our free services help improve your skills and boost job prospects.
- High School Equivalency Classes (HiSET/GED)
- Computer Classes / Digital Skills
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
- Licensed Computer-Based Testing Center
- Volunteer Classroom Assistant Opportunities
We offer services to support individuals in achieving self-sufficiency.
- Youth Transition Services
- Job Training
- Mental Health Services
- Supported Employment
- Assistive Technology
Goodwill’s Career Service Center equips you with job search tools. Receive free expert advice on resumes and cover letters, assistance with searching for a job online, and more!
We understand that having a safe and stable place to call home is a fundamental need for all. Our Housing Assistance Programs aim to provide support and guidance to those experiencing homelessness.
FREE IT TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT:
There is a need to offer free digital skills training to marginalized individuals so they can obtain employment in the information technology sector, which is a high-growth area that offers sustainable wages.
Goodwill’s Tech Academy prepares people for jobs in IT. We offer free scholarships and provide wraparound with Career Services to assist with resumes, interview skills, and job searching.
Many tech training opportunities have high barriers to entry, including financial costs, time commitment, and foundational skills acquisition. This excludes many individuals who do not have the financial means to pay upfront costs, cut their work schedules, or find alternative care arrangements for their families. Our most vulnerable populations do not have the skills necessary to participate in a virtual world, much less pursue the full-time training opportunities outlined above.
Our Digital Skills programming provides eight weeks of free training.
Learn more about the Goodwill of Southwestern PA
Visit their website at www.goodwillswpa.org