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Goodwill Graduation Day!

November 9, 2012

A man should keep on being constructive, and do constructive things. He should take part in the things that go on in this wonderful world. He should be someone to be reckoned with. He should live life and make every day count, to the very end. Sometimes it’s tough. But that’s what I’m going to do. – J. Willard Marriott

Goodwill graduate Joel Summerset used these words to inspire a room of around 100 people who were gathered at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte this morning to celebrate the organization’s 116th graduation ceremony.

A brand new group of 30 Occupational Skills Training graduates accepted their certificates in Hospitality & Tourism, Banking & Customer Service, and Construction & Green Jobs.

“This is so much more than just learning construction,” Summerset said. “Our eyes have been opened to our potential as human beings.” He hopes to obtain employment in the construction industry after graduation, which is an attainable goal now that he has forklift certification, OSHA certification and NCCER certification.

After the ceremony, graduates celebrated with family, friends, and the Goodwill team at a short reception. For photos from today’s event, click here.

For more information about our classes, employment services and training programs, click here.

We want to know: What advice do you have for our graduates?

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