Goodwill Employment Readiness Program
Goodwill, a nonprofit organization in Kansas, has launched an innovative program to help adults become ready for employment. This program aims to teach adult learners the necessary skills to succeed in today’s competitive job market.
The Employment Readiness Training Program by Goodwill offers personalized instruction and online learning experiences to meet each student’s specific goals. The program focuses on digital skills training, which is crucial in today’s changing technology landscape. Students will learn various software applications and tools to navigate the digital world and seize job opportunities.
The program also provides support for overcoming barriers to employment. Goodwill understands that students face challenges such as transportation and language barriers, so they offer resources and assistance to help students overcome these obstacles. By addressing these barriers, Goodwill ensures that students can focus on their training and career development.
Resume development is another important aspect of the program. Students receive expert guidance and hands-on assistance in creating professional resumes that highlight their skills and achievements. This personalized process empowers students to present themselves effectively to potential employers and increases their chances of finding meaningful employment.
Goodwill’s President and CEO, Laura Ritterbush, said, “We are proud to introduce our Employment Readiness Training Program, which combines personalized instruction with career skills to help students achieve their career goals. By providing support and relevant skills training, we can make a significant impact on the lives of individuals facing barriers.”
The program is currently being piloted through grant funding and a partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.